Home computer users dumb to spyware

As the owner of a computer repair shop I immediatley let out a big ‘duh’ after reading this article. Those of you out there that are unbelievers, download AdAware and Spybot and see how many things have infected your computer. And if you’re not using antivirus you should just unplug your computer right and turn in your operator’s license right now

We use these on almost every computer that comes into our store. Spyware is the number one problem that we see. Thank god for it; it keeps us in business. After you’re done, make sure you download Mozilla Firefox and make sure you never see spyware again

GOP threatens Rock the Vote

From the site:

Last week GOP Chairman Ed Gillespie sent an extraordinary letter to the group Rock the Vote requesting that it “cease and desist” from promoting its campaign warning young voters that the government may reinstate the draft. Gillespie threatened to take legal action and said the group’s non-profit status could be in jeopardy.

[edited 2004-10-26 14:12:05]

Apparently the RTV people have some new commercial out for their Vote or Die campaign that states that if you don’t vote there will be a draft. Here’s a link to the Metafilter post on it.

It’s Saturday, work is slow and I’m bored.

I have no idea what the hell has been going on here at the store lately but it’s been dead. No computers to fix and the occasional phone call once an hour or so and I’m losing my mind.
I stumbled upon the pseudodictionary today while searching for words that end in -phile. (ex. oe·no·phile NOUN: 1. One who appreciates and enjoys wine. 2. A collector of wine.) It’s mostly slang and made up words but it’s rather large and has been the running ground of my bored imagination for the past few hours. May it help you kill some time as well.

See also the Word Spy for serious new words, and the Acronym Finder in case you need to know the meaning of ROFLMAOCTD or IMHO or NASA.

Links

I figured I would post a few of my favorite bookmarks to whet your appetite a bit. They are pretty popular sites but as I am writing this page mostly for people who aren’t very familiar with the internet. Sorta like my own ‘how-to’ guide.

Wired This one is a technology news site. I check this one first thing in the morning. You must check out thier magazine also. Incredible. A mix of Popular Science and Time for the digital generation.

Salon Straight news…aww who am I kidding, they lean so far left it’s obvious after spending 2 minutes there. I go here for my daily anti Bush commentary. Seriously though they are not that bad. I actually like this site not just because of it’s critical political features but the other general news that you find lower down the page. Yes, they do have an annoying ad that you have to watch to get to the goods every day, but I think it’s a small price to pay to look at their site.

Nerve Literate smut, you ask? Think porn that’s not so dirty. Intellectual erotica? Definatley not what you would think of when someone says the words internet porn. Think more like Real Sex on HBO. Everything from photos to interviews to news to fiction. Plenty of free stuff, but the pictures require a pass.