Sunday, August 24, 2008

seriously, a joke virus?

Just yesterday I'm minding my own business, sitting inside to avoid the heat and with the Olympics being over watching some mindless TV show on the tube. Question; can you still say "tube" considering tubes went out of TVs like 300 years ago?

Ok, I'll come clean. I was actually just inside avoiding yard work which on a day like yesterday is best left to the neighbors. I find it very relaxing to hear the din of 20 lawnmowers, leaf blowers and weed eaters working away outside while I sit inside and drink ice tea. Granted, I know I'll soon join them but it's my own little act of rebellion.

Anyway, I'm sipping ice tea and browsing the net looking for the first episode of "Generation Kill". Being a former grunt in the Marines I've had like a dozen people tell me I need to see it. I get a little uneasy when people say this because at times shows depicting Marines aren’t always what I’d call Marine friendly and I have a special place for those who make these shows.

I'm clicking, watching TV, click, click, click; when all of a sudden...


My laptop had been taken over by a very annoying little screen that would NOT go away. I finally clear it only to find that my windows background had been replaced and the ability to manage anything on the desktop had been removed.

Turns out, I had been infected by the Joke-bluescreen virus.

Joke virus?

How it made it past the multiple lines of defense in my laptop I don't have a clue. It must have known someone at the door or used a date-rape drug on my firewall because it just walked right in and set itself up like it owned the place (which at that moment... it did). Several hours and about 6 chorus's of "damnit to hell" and "What the... shit!" later I finally cleared it and am back to normal again with the exception of the odd feeling that I've been sodomized.

To anyone who programs for a living - you must use your powers for good, not evil. I don't care how talented you are or how funny you may think it is, if you invest your time and effort in a virus and call it a "Joke", you sir may feel free to back up and kiss my now virus-free ass.


Texan Mama @ WhoPutMeInCharge said...

whoa how did you get that virus? Please tell me that you are not going to infect me. That's the LAST thing I need. 'Course it would free up some time for me.

dadthedude said...

I got it looking around the internet and not paying attention. It popped up so I realized i had it pretty quick.

I've taken all my shots and now have a clean bill of health - but I'm SO looking for the developer of that "joke"...

Thanks for the shout-outs BTW!

David said...

>>> the odd feeling that I've been sodomized.

It might well be true did you recognize it?

dadthedude said...

hmmm - me thinks david was trying to say something.

Dude - what up with that? ;)