Monday, January 18, 2010


I got hooked on Facebook a bit over a year ago. Yesterday, as I was doing one of my rounds, some malware sneaked into my system via one of their games (Cafe World). This is the second time I get malware and I now can say with certainty that it was that game... and no, I am not stupid. I keep my firewall, antivirus and anti-spyware/malware utilities up to date and running in the background when I a go online. This comes to show that things like this can happen to pretty much anyone: both the prepared and the unprepared.

Anyway, I managed to remove the malware but in the process, the software removal software I used (it's supposed to be reliable software) did something to my internet settings and I couldn't go on line using anything but Firefox. At that point I just went F this and reformatted the hard drive.

My system is squeaky clean now.

Bottomline, be very careful what you do online. Social networks are risky in more ways than one.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Starting from scratch

This is what happens when you start a blog and (1) don't pay attention, (2) don't read the small print, (3) check your junk mail folder for notices, (4) keep some level of activity in your blog, and (5) keep backups of the articles you had posted, just in case, you know, your original blog gets deleted.

I know ...

I SUX ... :P

There's just aren't enough hours in one day to do everything I want/need to do. *sigh*