Out with the old...

Troop 601 SLZ

Website of Donald L. Safer



I have had this site hosted with 1&1 for maybe 15 years. I got an email from  them recently saying that

The "Creator" program it had been created with was no longer suported so I would have to use the "Builder"

program to re-create it. OK. I folowed the instructions such as they were and converted it to builder.

It was looking great, off line so I turned it "on" so it was accesable to you and discovered that, except

for the four pictures above which weree not in the old version, all pictures were gone! So I called and asked why. I was told I had done it wrong (DUH!). But then there were no instructions on how to do it right and it looked fine before enabling it.

I had loaded all the great many photos to 1&1 over the years and it seemed that library was still intact but nope. I can replace most but maybe not all but it will take some time, as in months, and I am not yet sure  how I am suposed to do it. Wish me luck.  2/28/16  


About error code 80070005, how I fixed it. See below. 


My Navy stuff page including my account of the USS Kitty Hawk 65-66 deployment, updated May 2014.

Boy Scout Troop 601 San Lorenzo Ca. page update July 2014


Transmitter hunts page updated January 2014


   I am Don Safer and this is my site, containing some of what interests me.   Some day "soon" I hope to add more to the "My Navy stuff" page. It contains some of my experiences in the US Navy including my cruise on the USS Kitty Hawk 1965-66.        

Here you will find many of my aircraft photo collection taken by myself or friends.                                                                                          


If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!            
                                       Samuel Adams


"Whenever anyone preaches disunity, tries to pit one of us against the other, through class warfare, race hatred or religious intolerance, you know that person seeks to rob us of our freedom and destroy our very lives...and we know what to do about it. Working together to produce an ever greater abundance of material and spiritual values for all. That is the secret of American prosperity."

 From "Make Mine Fredom" (1948)



   The longer I live the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
   Attitude, to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.  It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.  It will make or break a company..a church..a home.
  The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
   We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.  We cannot change the inevitable.
  The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude...I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.

  And so it is with you...we are in charge of our Attitudes.

                                  - Charles Swindoll



  As a child, perhaps age 8, I had a scrap book. I am not now sure why but it may have had something to do with Cub Scouts. All I remember of it is a poem I had cut out of a now unknown publication and pasted into the scrap book. All I could remember of it other than the subject was the last line "the gunner minus pants". It was about the suprise attack on and sinking of the USS Panay on December 12th, 1937 by the Empire of Japan.

  The internet is indeed a wonderful thing. I did a search of the phrase and found the poem in a copy of a 1942 edition of a USS Washington news letter. Here it is.

Commend me to that noble soul
  Who, in the battle's heat,
Rushed to his post without his pants,
  The bomber's dive to meet;
Who stood upon the rocking deck
  In careless disattire,
With shirt tail flaunting in the breeze,
  To deal out fire for fire.
Old Glory's color deepened
  As she floated o'er this son--
The man who had no time for pants
  But plenty for his gun.
Come, name a million heroes,
  But to me there'll never be
A finer show of nerve and grit
  On any land or sea--
Then dwell upon your epics
  Should you feel an urge for chants,
Recall the sinking Panay
  And the gunner minus pants.


Win7 error code 80070005, how I fixed it on my PC.

First, how I got it. 
  I downloaded the latest version of a well known free utility from what turned out to be a less than trustworthy site and got had by some form of trojan malware that told me my PC was badly infected and that I should immediately install some magic software that would make it all better. Yeah, right. I wasn't going to fall for that.
  However the malware I already had gotten had "hidden" many of my files including most of my photos and documents. As a result it appeared as though those files had been deleted / lost. also MalwareBytes had been made unlaunchable and Windows Update broken (error code 80070005).
  My Anti Virus program from Trend Micro failed to catch the malware. I immediately tried and failed to launch the free MalwareByte. I then went to Safe Mode and ran MalwareBytes which caught and killed the malware.
  It was then I discovered the "missing" files and that a critical file in Trend Micro was "gone" or broken. I then replaced Trend Micro with the free Microsoft Security Essentials. Somewhere about here I did a System Restore but that didn't help.
  I discovered the "Hidden" file situation when I restored most of the "missing" photos, documents and Explorer "Favorites" from my backup external drive. I was informed that the files already existed even though I could not find them. A little research introduced me to the "hidden" file feature of Windows. I also discovered how to make those files (and folders) visible even though they were still labeled hidden in properties. I forget how I did that. Also the icons of these now visible hidden files were more faint than others.
  I then, by unchecking the "hidden" box in properties, made these files usable again.
Now about error 80070005. I got this because a needed file for Windows Update had been hidden. I do not know which file(s) it was but Windows Update worked after I unhid the hidden files in the Windows folder / directory.
  Research indicated that many other problems can give you a 80070005 but this is how it happened to me.



Don Safer   dlsafer * juno.com (substitute "at" symbol for asterisk.)



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