Monday, August 9, 2010

Malware

I couldn't find malware in the directory and files on my computer if you paid me to.  That's why I have Avast, to see that stuff before it installs itself on my computer and remove the threat.

Well, my computer has been running extremely slow lately.  I don't just mean on the internet, I mean doing anything on the puter'.  Which had me suspicious - I know how to clean everything up to make it run faster.

Today, Avast took over my computer, put a screen the size of the monitor screen up telling me that there are "suspcious files" on your computer and that we "think these may be malware" and asking for permission for their techs to take a look.  There were at least 50 files and they all had the same beginning letters and numbers.

I clicked okay, Avast sent them into cyberspace and immediately, my computer started running like a lightning strike.

How long will it last?  I'm guessing not long.  It seems you don't have to do much to get malware - just visit a website and bam, there you go.  If my anti-malware service can't even keep up with this stuff, I have no clue.  Buying a new computer does nothing - malware doesn't care if your computer is new or old. 

Pond.

That hole? Is getting larger and larger and larger and I have hauled a LOT of dirt out of there.  I keep thinking I am getting close and then realize I still have quite a lot to go.  I had no idea that this large pre-formed pond was THAT large to have to remove that quantity of dirt.  I got quite a lot done today on it, but I can hardly say that yes, tommorrow it will be ready.  It's taking forever to get this one hole dug is all Ican say and I am also happy that this is the BIGGEST pond, the rest are smaller so much less dirt to dig out. 

Diet.

This is the time of day when it gets harder to deal with it. I try not to eat anything after 6:00 pm.  My last food was around 5.  I'm going to bed early tonight - 8:30 - which is in 15 minutes so that should be relatively easy as today?  I'm not really that hungry right now.  2, thin pork chops with some mashed potatoes.  This morning was a oven roasted subway sub sandwich, no mayo, no cheese, no dressing.  I hit 194 last week but today was up to 197.  Not a big deal, that's the way this thing has been going the entire time. 

Work.  The third, huge return of this month was done today.  We do not normally get huge returns, much less 3 of them in a week's time.  When the returns hit the books, all the deliveries I have made thus far this month will not add up to enough to equal the amount of the returns, I don't think anyway, and we will be in the negative. 

Life in general.
Pretty, petite blonde walking through my kitchen today, a friend of one of the female tenants. Rather flirtatious is how I will put it. 
3 ladies there including the tenant, all 3 of them were out looking for work today.  Bummer on that, we all know how lovely the job market is right now.  It is almost non-existent concerning new positions opening up.

Well, I'm going to bed.

G'nite.

ben
Monday




Juice shows up late yesterday afternoon, happy go lucky, as if nothing had ever happened. Apparently, he wanted to put that little deal of spending 17 days in Juvi out of mind. I did not let it go that easily, but, I didn't rub it in too much, he's an alright kid with very little parental guidance and even less male role figures in his life. In fact, there are none that I know of.



Sometimes their (the black brothers) grandmother calls over an uncle so that they can have a "talking to", but the effect of it is negligible. I do believe a person has to be a daily part of another person's life to really have any kind of serious impact. Now that I think about it, I am the biggest male role model in any of those boy's lives excepting, perhaps, school teachers and coaches.



Well that's an interesting thought.



School starts today. Which is quite wonderful, really. Food bill will decrease by at least 10% if not more without kids being around all day long eating my food and drinking my drinks. They will, instead, get those meals and drinks at school. Which doesn't mean they won't come over and eat at my place after school, lol.



Caleb's last year of High School - still a scary thought. Scary because of his unreletting push to get into the Marines. Afghanistan comes to mind. This is a war that I have repeatedly opined on on this blog: LET'S GET OUT OF THERE BEFORE ANOTHER U.S. SOLDIER IS KILLED.



But, that message falls on deaf ears, at least to those who can do anything about it. I have no idea why Obama thinks it's a good idea for us to just stay over there. When is it going to be over? 20 years? 30 years? Never? At what cost? How many American lives? How many billions upon billions of dollars?



A 14 year old kid is charged with starting a fire that briefly put 50 homes in harm's way. How? Trying to light a joint (marijuana) or pipe and apparently igniting something around him. Smart, kid, really smart. If you want to make people extremely stupid, just legalize marijuana and then make it available to everyone. You will see a nation of the most unmotivated, klutzy, moronic people in existence.


I know from experience, trust me, I'm slamming myself in this one. I smoked dope every day for 7 years straight, all day long, starting at the age of 13 and ending at 20. Sure, I worked my butt off during those years, but I also got into a LOT of trouble. I took huge risks as well - I had to sell dope to support my rather costly habit.



Bad idea, is all I can say about it. Arguments are that it can be taxed and then what, the government gets rich off of people wasting their minds away? Really nice. In other words, people are going to do it anyway, why not make it legal? Because legalizing it therefore legitimizes it, which is a thing I do not think we should be doing with that or any other mind altering substance excepting those that are already legal (alcohol).



Anyway, the work day is approaching and there is NOTHING in our truck routing system. This, so far, is the worst month I have seen yet. That is true because I had to do two HUGE returns last week that put our numbers into negative territory and from the looks of it, it's going to be a while before we get into the black side of things.



Not good, not good at all.



The worst part of days like this - especially on a Monday - is nothing to do so I have to invent things to do. Well, try doing that for an entire shift, the monotony can start getting to you.



OH, I found more free fish : ) I haven't gone and gotten them yet, but they are Koi, not goldfish. I don't mind having more goldfish - after I get the big pond going. Right now, I just want Koi. I also found out the 2 very large Koi that I got a few weeks ago are worth around $100 each.



No, I am not going to sell them to anyone, it took a long time just to find someone giving them away. But, that was definitely and interesting piece of information that I found out about those 2 lovelies and yes, they are nice looking fishes. One is around 14 inches long and the other is about 12 inches long.



Have a great day : )



ben

Hmm, well I started this yesterday and forgot about it, so post it in incomplete form, lol. And just like that, my credit score takes a 31...