Friday, March 21, 2003

I cannot fathom why people are so hard headed.

Scenerio - I'm a network person, it's what I do. And so when I run heavy duty virus software to block viruses it's for a very good reason. I even insist that each user who has their own computer meet my standards. Which they do. Well here comes
User X:. "Hey Norton just popped up and said it found a virus and I deleted it"
Me : "Great now tell me what virus did it find? And what color was the warning box?"
User X: "It was a red box and said it found Klez"
Me: **thinking great just great, she not only gets the email, but she opens the attachment. Oh joy...she did it in her AOL**
User X: "I just ran Norton and it said I didn't have any viruses"
Me: "Well the Klez virus blocks Norton from seeing it. So you still have it."
User X: "No I don't"
Me: "Yes you do."
User X: "No I do NOT! and put me back on the network!"
Me: "Yes you do have it and no network for you missy until you clean your room"
User X: "I'm going to call my son he knows all about computers!"
Me: "Super. What does your son do for a living anyways?"
User X: "He works at an autobody shop..why?"
Me: "Hmmm he works in a autobody shop and I'm a network administrator...."

(Is it just me or does person really think I should feel threatened at this point)

Me: "And how much computer experience does your son have?"
User X: "He has 2 computers that he built from scratch"
Me: "Ok User X here's the deal, my virus scanner sends me a notice that your user name, and your computer matching your ip address sent out and virus and you insist your computer did not? So how did it happen then?"
User X: "Someone stole my aol address and sent it out."
Me: "Uh huh..and how does that explain the fact that the IP address matches your pc. I assign each computer it's own unique address"
User X: "God!! They were probably sitting at my computer when they did it!!"
Me: **all I can do at this point is look at her and raise one eyebrow hoping beyond hope that it will dawn on them what they just said.....nope they're still clueless**
Me: "So someone at YOUR comptuer logged onto YOUR email, again from YOUR computer, and sent out the virus BUT, YOUR computer is not infected?"
User X: "That is correct."
Me: ***bangs her nead on the desk***

What day it's been and it's only 10:30am here.

Thursday, March 20, 2003

Ok so it's been....holy cripes!! Ages since I posted here. No excuses either...just got busy.

So yesterday we (We being the USA) attacked Iraq. I got this wierd feeling of Deja Vu. But enough about war. It's on the news, it's on the radio and in the papers. It's's change the subject and talk about..hhmm computer/console games.

I have an Xbox. Well that was a fun topic now wasn't it?

Ok ok we'll talk about the War..sheesh. I think Dennis Miller summed it up nicely -

All the rhetoric on whether or not we should go to war against Iraq has got my insane little brain spinning like a roulette wheel. I enjoy reading opinions from both sides, but I have detected a hint of confusion from some of you.

As I was reading the paper recently, I was reminded of the best advice someone ever gave me. He told me about the KISS method ("Keep it Simple, Stupid").
So, with this as a theme, I'd like to apply this theory for those who don't quite get it. My hope is that we can simplify things a bit and recognize a few important facts.

Here are 10 things to consider when voicing an opinion on this
important issue:

1) President Bush and Saddam Hussein.....Hussein is the bad guy.

2) If you have faith in the United Nations to do the right thing, keep this in mind. They have Libya heading the Committee on Human Rights and Iraq heading the Global Disarmament Committee. Do your own math here.

3) If you use Google Search and type in "French Military Victories," your reply will be "Did you mean French Military Defeats?"(try this, It is interesting)

4) If your only anti-war slogan is "No war for oil," sue your school district for allowing you to slip through the cracks and robbing you of the education you deserved.

5) Saddam and Bin Laden will not seek United Nations approval before they try to kill us.

6) Despite what some seem to believe, Martin Sheen is NOT the President. He just plays one on TV.

7) Even if you are anti-war, you are still an "Infidel" and Bin Laden wants you dead, too.

8) If you believe in a "vast right-wing conspiracy," but not in the danger that Hussein poses, quit hanging out with the Dell computer dude.

9) We are not trying to liberate them.

10) Whether you are for military action, or against it, our young men and women overseas are fighting for us to defend our right to speak out.

We all need to support them without reservation.

I hope this helps.

Dennis Miller

That's all I have to about that. I'll post more later.