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Adam’s computer keeps rebooting itself. Some sort of microsoft XP error something or other. I guess the fix is available at the MS site or something, assuming his computer doesn’t reboot itself randomly again before the download finishes. I’m on internet sharing with him, so my computer’s not being hit I guess. But his computer’s the one with the modem, so I can’t even be connected without him. Apparently it’s a worm that can allow people to take control of your system. What I don’t understand is why someone would want to take control of my system anyway. It’s a pretty boring bland generic and relatively useless machine at the moment. Whatever. Worms are stupid.

Tomorrow is my first day off in 16 days. I will not be turning the alarm clock on. I may wake up at the same time as usual, but it won’t be because I have to, and that will be heavenly.

We’re planning our meals for the canoe trip now… this should be a good food trip, which is cool. I like food, and it would be good if I don’t go all hypoglycemic this year like I did last year. It’s not pleasant for me or anyone else around me, and I’d really rather avoid it.

3 Comments

  • luxography

    August 12, 2003 at 7:05 pm

    It’s not that anyone is specifically targeting your computer. Computer worms are automated processes that aren’t very specific about who they attack. They just look for any and all victims and install a backdoor program which will allow the perpetrator to later take over your system. They don’t necessarily care what is on your computer, they just care that it is online. From there, they can launch spam attacks, denial-of-service attacks, hack into more important servers, etc. And when the authorities investigate, they’ll trace the connections right back to you. 😉 That’s why they want your computer.

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      August 13, 2003 at 10:02 pm

      Well isn’t that sweet. 🙂

      • luxography

        August 14, 2003 at 11:28 am

        Yeah, don’t you just love this Internet thing???