$678 Million paid to a Canadian IT Company to Build Healthcare.gov?

What is wrong with politicians these days, especially the Obama Administration??? $678 Million dollars were paid to CGI Federal, a Canadian IT Company which outsources IT services. Please read my last sentence again, and again… Really???We all know the new Healthcare System and Healthcare.gov website are completely botched. This was clearly over-quoted and likely a disaster from the start. I can only imagine how much more money it will take to correct a system, purchased in Canada, and developed by outsourced IT…. What a disaster. Do you really want Government running our healthcare? I don’t think so…

Here’s some more information that may shock you:


F.B.I. Terminal for Windows 7

F.B.I. Terminal

Here are the instructions to setup an F.B.I. background on your terminal logon for Windows 7.

1) Download Logon Studio (freeware) via http://www.stardock.com/products/logonstudio/
2) Select “Download File” (on the right) via http://kyon.deviantart.com/art/Fbi-Terminal-Login-779656 to download “FBI_Terminal.logonxp”
3) Open Logon Studio and select “Load” from the menu
4) Find the “FBI_Terminal.logonxp” file and then select “Apply”.



Here are 2 videos I prepared for WebMedicPro, an electronic patient care application. This video demonstrates the use of the application on a NejAut device. Our company worked with various EMS services to help bring this product to where it is today, fully compliant and easily implemented. I’ll be preparing another video for the web-interface.

vBulletin, IPB, XF and headaches

I’m starting to lose my mind these days, and I’m sure I’m no the only one..

My web site www.defendingthetruth.com started off on phpBB back in 2005 as a college project. The forum has grown quite substantially over the years and I needed another solution to phpBB, it just couldn’t keep up and there were many issues w/ spam. So after observing some of the best forum software out on the web, I decided to go withvBulletin 3. Since my purchase, I was very pleased and my forums continued to grow. The addition of vBseo only benefited the web site w/ more incoming traffic and revenue.

I don’t know if any of you are like me, but for some reason I must have the “latest and greatest” technology and software. When something new comes out, I want it. Now we have VB4, XenForo, InvisionPower 3.1, and many others. I didn’t list the “many others” because honestly, I feel it’s down to the big 3.

Has anyone recently left VB for Invision or XF, or vice-versa? I think I may have to force myself to wait a few more months to see VB’s release of v4.1. If it doesn’t hold up to VB’s expectations, then I think it will be time to move onto XF or Invision..

Read on here…

Home Insulation..Is it worth the cost?

A friend of mine had his house fully insulated last year for cheap money (after rebates and tax credits) and saved quite a bit on his heating bills. At this time the state is willing to pay 75% (up to $2,500) of the costs. So today I had an energy home assessment and I must say, this was well worth it.

At first I was a little worried about having to come up with a lot of money up front, however that was not the case. Mildred was very helpful and she even replaced all of my old bulbs with high-efficiency bulbs at no cost to me. She installed new installation on all of my exterior doors at no cost. So far, she has saved me quite a lot of money on hardware and future utility bills.

After she measured and evaluated my current energy plan, she estimated that it would cost $2281.60 to insulate my entire house. Since “Mass Save” will pay 75% of the costs up to $2,500, that leaves me with a bill of 25% or $570.40.. not too bad. Not only that, when it comes time to do your taxes, you can write off your cost (after rebates) on your taxes and the Government will refund you 30%. So 30% of $570.40 is $171.12. All-in-all, this will only cost me $399.28 to insulate my entire house!

After her energy assessment, the estimated annual savings on heating/cooling bills are $451.84/year. Literally, it will take less than 1 year to make up the difference, which is well worth it.

So if you live in Massachusetts, I would highly recommend that you take advantage of the current energy tax credits and rebates. You will save yourself a lot of money in the long run!

Resolve IE7 and IE8 Hang Issues

I took some time to research why the IE7 or IE8 browser would hang over some time.. After rebooting my PC, everything worked great until a few hours later, IE8 would hang after trying to load any web page. This usually occurs if I try opening up a new tab in the browser window. I would then close IE8, reopen the browser, and web-pages would load fine (just for now). Then maybe an hour or so later, the browser has difficulty loading web-pages. Constantly I have to close and reopen the browser to resolve the issue.

Things I’ve tried:

  • I cleared the browser histroy/cache
  • disabled all add-ons
  • reset browser settings
  • reinstalled IE8

..nothing worked.

I then turned to AVG and disabled the “Link Scanner”. After doing so, this resolved the issue and pages would no longer have issues loading. So if any of you experience the same problem (which I know there are many), simply disable the link scanner in your anti-virus program. Hopefully this will help.

Please note..Do be careful when you browse the web without link scanner enabled!

Conversion failed when converting the nvarchar value ‘X,X’ to data type int.

I decided to share this information on the web as I’ve visited many sources where the workaround for the conversation failed sql error is not entirely accurate.

If you receive this ASP error, it’s probably due to the fact that you are trying to return a list of results where the declared variable in your if statement = a certain interger value. Depending on who designed the table structure and relations in a SQL database, you cannot declare this statement if your data contains symbol(s) such as a comma (which was used to relate your record with other records).

To resolve this issue, simply use the SQL LIKE clause as well as including percentages %variablename% around the variable in cases where the identifier is greater than 2 digits in length (i.e. id=1,3,12,15,233). Now when you execute the sql statement, whatever value is in your variablename (example 15), only records will display that contain the number 15 (exactly 2 digits long). The commas used to seperate your related ID’s will be ignored in this case..

Good luck!

MyWebFace..Are you sure you want to install this??

I found this funny..

So I saw an interesting Facebook advertisement that displayed a web site that will convert your pictures into cartoon images.

Facebook Carton

That does seem pretty cool, however I really do feel bad for those people who decided to actually download their toolbar. Read all of the bonus programs that come along with it! I can imagine all of the pop-ups shortly after installing this program..