The play was a great success but the audience was a disaster. ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
IN THE COMPUTER, NOT THE KITCHEN
Wednesday night I contracted a minor virus.¬† Fortunately, with a Canadian geek friend who was very generous with his time — and the anti-virus software he had installed —¬† the potential monster was deleted and defeated in fairly short order.¬† So I only lost about half a day, and I used that to good effect on the other side of the wall:¬† in the kitchen!
I always thought that viruses were created¬† to get credit card and account numbers so hackers could clean you out.¬† Turns out some programmers create them just for fun because they can.¬† And, depending on who you believe, to give extra business to anti-virus software companies called upon to clean up the mess.¬† Oh, how we need them now.¬† Planned obsolescence has become forced obsolescence.¬† Sigh.
After a little hope and a lot of prayer, the software did it’s job and I was as thankful as a pilgrim in November.¬† Who knew that geeks would one day rule the world?¬† Where everyone with an internet connection a potential damsel in distress, IT guys riding in to save the data.¬† Well, lesson hard-learned to keep a heads up, even when eyes strain against gravity, wanting to sleep more than see, editing yet another post at two in the morning.¬† I’m not complaining, I’ve always been a night person, energized as the sun goes down.¬† The mental gymnastics required to keep this site going continue to surprise.¬† The hours go by in just minutes.¬† Sighing, but with a smile this time.