Home Alone: Day Thirteen.
Well, the first thing that you’re going to notice is that the entry for Day Thirteen should have been posted yesterday and wasn’t. There’s a good reason for that… Bloody computer viruses! Seriously, what is the point of creating these things? It’s probably done by some techie little nerd, sitting in his bedroom with little else to do while his (or her) parents are down stairs watching their soap operas. Seriously, other than to annoy other people and disrupt their work, I can think of no other reason for these viruses. And there’s the rub, they exist purely for malicious intent. Pointless.
I know exactly where it came from, it was YouTube – I was watching, or at least try to watch “Something, something, something dark side” which is the second Family Guy special based on Star Wars, this time The Empire Strikes Back. All of a sudden, a little pop up appeared and I couldn’t shut it off, then more of them popped up saying that my machine was unprotected and no matter what I did, I was caught it a loop. The only alternative was to shut down, restart and hope.
When I did get the machine going again, first off I couldn’t get any webpage to open, however I could get to “anti-virus” software sites that did magically pop up, but as we all know, they’re not genuine. Any attempt to activate any of my own anti-virus software was immediately blocked and after a while, I gave up. I’m now using a very old machine that we let Mana use to play with.
So, other than my battle yesterday with the computer, there’s not much else that I’m willing to tell you about for that particular day – mainly because it just involved me going around the house and doing the tidying, ready for when the family gets back on Wednesday. Scintilating for you, I very much doubt it.
I’m off now to do some more exciting house work, gasp as I wash dishes, gape as I vacuum the carpets and ooh in awe as I hang out the washing. Yeah, I’m hardcore me!