One difficulty in current versions of Thunderbird is that even if you have set the preference to move the signature line related to the quote, it will not be saved correctly.

Luckily there is a way to move this manually. The only problem is that it is a bit of a pain to do so, and if it reverts, you have to make the change manually again. Fortunately it is not hard, just a nuisance.

Way back in 2001, just after the second plane hit the second World Trade Center tower, before anyone in the US really thought much about terrorism, I turned to my girlfriend (who would later become my wife) and told her that it made sense that the second plane would wait a short while. It means that they get more media coverage. And it would not surprise me in the least if we would see something else a short while later (which we did). And so on.

As it turned out, there wasn't a whole lot more after the Pentagon plane hit, but there certainly could have been more. A whole lot more.

Another week, another software problem. But this one isn't coming from Microsoft. No, this time it is Logitech who is causing issues.

Though I waffle between keyboards from time to time, my mouse is almost always Logitech, because they are just so comfortable. These days it is really difficult for me to use anything else. And that means that I am almost always using - or installing - their SetPoint software.

I am the first to admit that I don't travel nearly as much these days as I used to, and I am very happy for that. When I did travel, I was - generally - single (I was often dating, so I don't know if you can count that), I had few obligations such as pets, and it helped a great deal. I had to pay rent of course, but other bills were much lower because I was traveling so much.

Having the company pay for meals and lodging while on the road is pretty sweet. Heck, if you really want to save, you can turn down the heat and if push comes to shove you might be able to score some free dry cleaning too. But that might be a little much for most of us. So other than the sound of money flowing out of your checking account, what do you miss the most?

If, like me, you use Google Alerts to be notified of new content when it appears, you also may not like having your inbox cluttered if you have a bunch of alerts configured.

Now there is a new option for you newshounds. Alerthounds. Whatever you call yourselves.

A man in Sumter, South Carolina, saw masked people outside his house and opened fire. With an AK-47 assault rifle. Shots struck a 12-year-old boy. Thirteen times. The boy was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly thereafter.

With all the hubbub about whether or not teenagers should be trick-or-treating (and there are even municipalities enacting laws to enforce such a ban), perhaps the larger issue to ask is: Why in the world would someone have an AK-47 loaded and ready to fire, on Halloween of all nights?