Saturday, February 25, 2006

Instead of writing thoughtfully on the issues that matter to me, or sharing insights on things found while poking around on the "innernets" I found myself last night wrestling with a multi-headed serpent called SpyFalcon. It's a malware that will pop up with a very realistic-looking warning that your computer is infected, then it helpfully shows you its own "spyware" package you can run if you register RIGHT NOW. I guess it's the latest incarnation of SpyAxe.

I love this. It's so ironic - spyware that warns you about spyware.

All the same, I resembled that sculpture of Laocoon battling with serpents (see it here: as I fought to get online (it installed itself as the homepage, of course, and shut down when I tried accessing other sites) and get to McAfee so I could install upgrades. In the meantime, I also found nice anti-malware suite called Ewido which cleaned up what McAfee couldn't. Anyway, this is a relatively new phenomenon, so some of you may be vulnerable. The fix instructions are here:

It was a good thing I did upgrade all my secuity stuff because apparently my system is choking with trojans. I feel so unclean.

You Mac users can stop snickering anytime.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

A la recherche du temps it is 2006 already and I need to get back to posting on my beloved BLOGGG.

Well! The random thoughts of the week are two (2) that I can recall so far:

1. Do big tires make a vehicle more MANly, or do they make you look like the guy who tries to impress his girlfriend by insisting that he *needs* extra-large condoms?

2. Why don't people give old-Testament names anymore, like Shem or Zilpah or Bilha or (my favorite) Ham?

So hi, and welcoe to 2006. And my blog. Things went off the rails there for various reasons. Most of them are far too personal for ya'll to care about, but as I have time I may let a few details slip.

For now I'm happy to be back.

Please enjoy this link to something I thought was cool recently as my humble offering.