Friday, November 29, 2013

Cheyenne Mountain scifi

I just spent a few days in Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station (CMAFS). The exercise was a good one, and the mountain is much drier than it was right after all the heavy rains and floods.

And, since it seemed like the right thing to do, I brought my copy of Footfall and re-read the bits where the hard science fiction authors went Inside as US threat team in case the space aliens turned out to be bad guys. (Non-spoiler: they invade.)

I was also reading Mission to Mars by Buzz Aldrin so it got a trip Inside, too.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Windows 7 Save As... customization

It's a small thing, but I've found it frustrating that some dialog boxes show my favorites, such as Google Drive and Downloads, and others will not. To boot, most of those "others" are in C:\Users\<mylogin>, but that directory isn't in the default list. has a nice HOWTO to edit your registry to change that dialog box. The one thing I missed was that it doesn't add to the Save As... list, it replaces what's there.