01/11/10

Regular blogging will have to wait until I fully recover my laptop from the malware that took it hostage last night, but I didn’t want the day to pass without honoring the palindrome—a particularly elegant palindrome if you ask me, but I’ve always admired the minimalist aesthetic (ironic, since I always surround myself with clutter).

5 Responses to “01/11/10”

  1. jabel says:

    I’ve had to repel one called false alert several times in the past ten days that tries to launch only when I’m in Yahoo Groups.My Webroot spysweeper usually picks it up but Macafee did once also.Other times it doesn’t even get that far as I close the page right away.It seems you have to actually click on the link that trys to make you think you are infected.

  2. dc says:

    I think I got rid of it—hopefully for good. After removing all sorts of suspicious stuff and scanning my hard drive with several different sweepers, I feel comfortable dipping a toe into the online waters from my computer for the first time in 36 hours. I’ll keep updating and scanning and with any luck it’ll never come back. I have to say that McAfee seemed pretty impotent. It was freebie anti-malware programs that finally took care of the problem.

  3. wordnerd says:

    Finally! I’d been waiting 8 years and 3 months for that!

  4. dc says:

    I don’t think I even noticed 10/11/01 when it occurred. (I had some other things on my mind at the time…)

  5. Carol says:

    The really important thing about 01/11/10 is that Lazlo turned two. Being a cautious young fellow, for the preceding few weeks, whenever we mentioned it, he would sternly say, “No two,” but upon finding it involved cake and candle blowing, he decided it was acceptable. Very funny.

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