December 26th, 2008

boomstick!

Stupid Computer Viruses/Spyware

Well my work computer seems to have come down with something. I had IT come in and try to work their magic on it on Wednesday but today I can still see it acting up (random pop-ups, won't boot up properly) so it's likely that they may need to just wipe the whole thing and do a clean reinstall of XP.

Lovely. Fortunately I have 99% of my stuff backed up and I'll backup the last few things before they nuke it from orbit (it's the only way to be sure). It's times like this when I really miss being able to use Linux.
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Dam Beavers...

Bureaucratic nonsense at it's finest:

http://www.snopes.com/humor/letters/dammed.asp

Basically, the state of Michigan threatened to fine some local beavers $10,000 per day for their illegal dam construction. The guy who owned the land that their dam was built on responded with a great "dam letter" and the rest is internet history.

Someone posted a version of it and out of curiosity I tracked it back to Snopes to learn that it was, in fact, a TRUE story. That'll teach me to doubt the government's capacity for sheer stupidity..