Weekly Flu Review from the CDC

During week 20 (May 17 – 23, 2009), influenza activity decreased in the United States, however there are still higher levels of influenza-like illness than is normal for this time of year.

CDC – Influenza (Flu) | Weekly Report: Influenza Summary Update Week 20, 2008-2009 Season

Fascinating.  Still a lot of flu around, including H1N1, more than normal for this time of year in fact. Looking at the graphs would seem to indicate that despite the appearance of H1N1 and a late season, last year (07–08) was worse.

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Free Family Movies All Summer Long

Free & Cheap Kids’ Movies: AMC & Regal Summer Movie Schedules : Atlanta on the Cheap – Free summer movies at Town Center Stadium 16 in Kennesaw :

06/02/2009-06/04/2009 Kit Kittredge: American Girl (G)
Shrek The Third (PG)
06/09/2009-06/11/2009 The Tale Of Despereaux (G)
Alvin And The Chipmunks (PG)
06/16/2009-06/18/2009 Charlotte’s Web (G)
Surf’s Up (PG)
06/23/2009-06/25/2009 Horton Hears A Who (G)
Journey To The Center Of The Earth (PG)
06/30/2009-07/02/2009 Space Chimps (G)
Star Wars: Clone Wars (PG)
07/07/2009-07/09/2009 Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: Veggie Tale Movie (G)
Spiderwick Chronicles (PG)
07/14/2009-07/16/2009 Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (G)
Nim’s Island (PG)
07/21/2009-07/23/2009 Everyone’s Hero (G)
Madagascar 2: Escape To Africa (PG)
07/28/2009-07/30/2009 Mr. Bean’s Holiday (G)
Kung Fu Panda (PG)
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Ubuntu-based PC/OS 10 Released

PC/OS Developer Roberto J. Dohnert has announced the release of PC/OS 10 Open64 Workstation. The desktop distribution designed for 64-bit systems is based on Ubuntu 9.04 and includes all of the latest security and bug patches up to the 25th of May. All of the PC/OS editions, including OpenDesktop, OpenWorkstation and WebStation, utilise the lightweight Xfce desktop environment and focus on providing ease of use out-of-the-box.

PC/OS 10 Open64 Workstation edition released – News – The H Open Source: News and Features

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FDIC Leans on GA Banks to Straighten Up or Face Failure

Seven Georgia banks were issued the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s strongest regulatory rebuke last month, according to an announcement Friday by the banking industry insurer.The banks, concentrated primarily in metro Atlanta, entered into cease-and-desist orders with the FDIC, an agreement that stipulates how the bank must overhaul its business, or face failure.

FDIC ups cease-and-desist orders in Ga. – Atlanta Business Chronicle:

In case anyone was wondering if the economy has hit bottom yet. Personally, I’d go with no, we’re still falling. And hitting the bottom may be about right, it will be a big hit.

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Neat Stuff in Windows 7

The changes to the Windows 7 interface have gotten a lot of play, but some of the new built-in tools are just as compelling. Deb Shinder runs through some of the most impressive enhancements, from the ISO burner to the Biometric Framework to PowerShell v2.

via 10 cool tools in Windows 7 | 10 Things | TechRepublic.com.

I’ve been fiddling with Windows 7 for a couple of weeks now and the release candidate seems pretty stable.  It still seems to do a lot of disk thrashing for the first 10 minutes or so after  it starts, but that’s about the worst I’ve seen.