Archive for 26th July 2004

Al Gore! Al Gore!

Great speech, Al!!

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*Man, these evil hucksters get a little more

diabolically self-referential every day.

This just in:

From: MAILER-DAEMON@well.com

Subject: Mail System Error – Returned Mail

Date: July 26, 2004 10:21:48 AM CDT

To: bruces@well.com

Dear user of well.com, Mail server administrator of well.com would like to inform you that,

Your account was used to send a huge amount of spam during this week.

Obviously, your computer had been infected by a recent virus and now runs a hidden proxy server.

We recommend that you follow our instructions in the attachment in order to keep your computer safe.

Virtually yours,

The well.com team.

(((clickable attachment)))

bruces@well.com.zip (28.4 KB)

*Good thing I’m a Mac guy. [Beyond the Beyond]

Phew, good. I got the same pile of crap today, too. I had to double check the firewall, but it appears to be all in order. Heh, being on a mac is so nice. I hope I don’t come off as elitist when I talk to people about not having to worry about viruses, but.. it’s true, I don’t have to worry about viruses. Every time you mention “virus” to the other 95%, they launch into “Ooh, I got one on my computer at work, and I got one at my computer at home”, and I just say “I don’t ever get a virus.” … and I worry that sounds like I’m being a snob. I wonder how to deliver that message without coming off as a punk.

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