Tuesday, December 27, 2005

I'm not infected, but I'm getting sick.

I don't have the flu (like my wife). I don't have a cough and runny nose (like my daughter). I don't have a temperature (like my other daughter). But, I'm sick.

I haven't even caught a computer virus. But, I am receiving email generated by somebody's computer virus at the rate of over 500 per 8 days! I haven't caught the virus myself, but I'm worn down, nearly sick, of getting so much unwanted email. The subject lines read:

hi, ive a new mail address
Paris Hilton & Nicole Richie
Your Password
Your IP was logged
smtp_mail_failed
Registration Confirmation
. . . or some close variation on them. McAfee says it is the W32/Sober@MM!M681 virus. It's OK to click the link, it is McAfee's explanation about the virus.

One of my new year's resolutions is to not get infected with a virus. So, if I can ask this politely, would you please cover your computer's mouth when it coughs, and don't put it in the nursery with a runny nose, and make it wash its hands after its been in public (i.e., run a virus scanning software to see if you might have it). Here's to the good health of people and machines in the New Year!

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