Why Create a League Handicap?

The short answer is that not everyone has a [[USGA]] handicap.

The longer answer is that if we required that everyone have a [[USGA]] handicap, we’d never get to scoring the rounds. It takes 10 rounds to establish a [[USGA]] handicap, which is more than half the golf season.

Another option would be to not use handicaps at all, but that wouldn’t be fair to everyone, and only a couple of people would have a realistic chance to get into the playoffs at the end of the season. Where’s the fun in that [[:-)]].

Worth Remembering 2004

What’s happened in the last year that we should remember.

    * My Uncle Maurice Layden passed away. I will never forget how he helped my mother when my father died.
    * My Aunt Joanne Carney passed away. She and the rest of the Carney’s in Weston always made everyone feel special.
    * All the men and women in the US Armed forces fighting for our protection and freedom
    * [[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]. Thankfully, the series of movies finished on a high note and was faithful to the tone and story of the books.
    * The best [[Masters]] in recent memory. Phil Mickelson was what Tiger used to be: completely unflappable coming down the stretch.
    * One year on the new job
    * The [[Academy Awards 2004]]
    * Nicholas Berg

One Final Wish

I completely understand. What would you have done?

Dennis Bucy was afraid he was going to run out of time.

He’s been addicted to J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” since he passed up a gambling vacation in Lake Tahoe with his wife and daughter “back in the hippie days” to hole up and devour the entire trilogy plus “The Hobbit” in one week.

He was thrilled when Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning movie versions started coming out. He and his grandson, Mark Blasini, 7, began a tradition of attending the movies together.

But when Bucy, 63, was diagnosed with terminal cancer about a year ago, he began to worry that he wouldn’t last until the concluding installment, “The Return of the King.”

MacOSX Security Problems???

Not. From the beginning, MacOSX has been one of the most secure systems available.

According to the article:

Apple has released a range of patches for security holes – both old and new – for its Mac OS X operating system, which it advises users to download immediately.

The company is downplaying the issue but one security company at least is concerned that the vulnerabilities could be extremely serious. Secunia has given the five – yes, five – patches a “highly critical” rating and warned that they may allow hijacking, security bypass, data manipulation, privilege escalation, denial of service and system access.

But if you read the comments, clearly this is not the case.

For instance:

How do you support the ridiculously over-the-top sensationalism of your headline “MacOS X riddled with security holes”. There is NO evidence supporting this whatsoever.

The phrase “riddled with security holes” implies that there are a very large number of them, but your article does not provide any supporting information for this statement, and to my certain knowledge the number of “security holes” discovered for MacOS X is a very small fraction of those discovered so far for versions of Windows NT (NT4/W2K/XP), so if MacOS X is “riddled” with security holes, what does that make Windows? MegaSuperExtraGiga-Riddled perhaps??

If you own a Mac and have heard about these so-called security problems… rest easy.

Document Versions

Documents can now have multiple versions.

A very simple but powerful document versioning system is now part of MyCMS. Any leaf document may have a new version created (with the old contents the default contents of the new document). The new document becomes the leaf.

No version numbers are kept, but the relationship between different versions is stored.

The following rules apply to document versions .

* Only the leaf version is editable
* Only the leaf versino may have an active discussion
* Only the leaf version is found during a search
* By default, if a document is in the site structure, the new version will take its place
* All document cross references are to the leaf version