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Remove Outlook Express

If you run an older version of Microsoft Windows (Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 for instance) and you don’t use Outlook Express, or you’ve replaced it with Live Mail (or another program), you can remove it by typing the following command (all on one line)

“%ProgramFiles%\Outlook Express\setup50.exe” /APP:OE UNINSTALL /PROMPT

Or download a batch file (in a 7z archive) via remove_outlookexpress.7z

Memorial Day

Each man is a hero and an oracle to somebody.
· Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy Birthday!

The Golden Gate Bridge, which joins the City and County of San Francisco to Marin County turned 75 today (it opened to vehicle traffic on  May 28, 1937)


Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary


All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto god is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.

· Plato

UPS could win when Post Office stops shipping iPads overseas

Starting May 16, new United States Postal Service (USPS) regulations will prohibit customers from mailing iPads, Kindles, Smartphones, and other electronics with lithium batteries overseas, reports Fast Company. While the news is a headache for military families and electronics manufacturers and resellers, private delivery firms such as Atlanta-based United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) stand to gain, the publication notes.

The Post Office says the restrictions could be lifted, or at least relaxed somewhat, in January 2013, but until then customers who want to ship lithium battery-powered items overseas will have to make other arrangements.

Shipping with a private service to the military could take more work in addition to extra cash, Fast Company says. Neither UPS, DHL, nor FedEx ships directly to many military boxes. (FedEx offers a service for military boxes, SmartPost, which is subject to the same restrictions).

Shipping an iPad or Smartphone overseas to a member of the military would require mailing through a private delivery service to a civilian address in the host country–which, for a country such as Kuwait, for example, could make the price jump from the current Military Priority Mail rate of $5.30 to more than $20, Fast Company reported.

Atlanta Business Chronicle by Carla Caldwell
Morning Call Editor, Morning Call Editor

Date: Friday, May 11, 2012, 5:28am EDT
Last Modified: Friday, May 11, 2012, 7:48am EDT