First Ferret Related Scare

Samson Sleeping

Samson Sleeping

For the past few weeks our eldest ferret, Samson (6 years old), had been acting lethargic.  He’d flat ferret quite a bit, wasn’t bouncing around like he normally did and in general his get up and play time was getting shorter and shorter.  On top of that some times when my wife and I picked him up he would squeak.  Definitely nor normal for any of our ferrets.  We finally decided to take him into the vet to have blood work done and a general checkup.

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7Zip

I think everyone who uses Windows has, at one time or another, been faced with the task of decompressing a zip archive.  Probably as many people have floundered their way through the ‘net and found Winzip, the commercial zip utility for Windows which has been around since Windows95 was shiny and new.

Being the Open Source nut that I am I was never really happy with Winzip.  Not because it is a bad product or that I am anti-capitalist (See the L of this blogs name on that topic) but because it is such a ubiquitous operation that many people, especially in a business environment, end up using Winzip unregistered for months, even years.  IE, everyone needs to decompress zip archives at one time or another but not often enough to justify Winzip’s price tag. In the business world I feel that if a company is going to use a commercial product they should do so legally.  Either register the software or find a free alternative.  The latter is where 7Zip comes in.

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