Monday, December 10, 2007

Back online

We've been without a computer for most of the past week. Our ISP informed us we'd contracted a virus, so the computer had to be sent out for debugging (turns out we had 7 Trojan viruses lurking in there!). James was quite outraged that his simple demands for "COMPUTER!" wouldn't yield any results. We had to keep stalling him with promises that the mysterious "man" would finish his work soon, and then the computer would reappear.

But now it's all clean, and we have a new security system in place, so I'm hoping this won't happen again. We've had this computer 5 years, and this is only the second time viruses have cropped up to interfere with our use, so that's probably not too bad. I have to say, though, it was nice and quiet in the mornings, without YouTube roaring out Scooby-Doo cartoons and Disney songs, not to mention kids fighting and going nuts with audio overload. If only it weren't such a pain to re-connect every time, I'd consider unplugging the modem every morning, just until I've gotten them out the door to school.

4 Comments:

Blogger Hiram said...

Hi,

This is not about your post per se -- but here is a web site of an organization that helps kids with autism and other similar difficulties. You may know about it already, it may be of interest, or it may not be.
http://www.heartofsailing.org/default.asp

It is an organization of sailors and sailboats; kids get to go out and learn about boating.

9:13 pm  
Blogger Daniel Muller said...

Thank goodness Dr. Mabuse is back!

1:08 am  
Blogger Scott said...

Time to consider a Mac?

10:33 am  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

I don't know, Scott - I've got a Dell, and their advertising is at least as good as the Mac's!

1:12 pm  

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