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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

What have I done all day?

Nearly enough- nothing! I haven't been outside, its cold today and very windy, so I stayed inside. I've been working on the family PC for several hours now, trying to rid it of all the bugs and spyware and junk that has found its way onto the system. I think I've been successful but the BSU will let me know later if more work is required. I found trojans on the machine, safely quarantined by BitDefender but have not been able to actually remove them from the system. I'm re-running the scan right now hoping to get a status report that I can send to them for assistance.

I just got off the phone with Dad and he and Carol are (finally) thinking about breaking their dependence on a dial-up internet connection! THey don't want to give up their AOL habit just yet but apparently there is a way to keep using AOhell while using a high speed connection. Needless to say, I was doing my part to encourage their jump into all that the internet has to offer that just won't fit through a dial-up modem. Carol's also using a 10 year old computer and mentioned that there were laptops available for just $500 in the local paper, so I of course, advised that Dad encourage her to dump the old anchor and get something portable.

For some reason, re-running the virus scan is not giving me the results that I had just a little while ago. I have no idea what that means! I just hope I can get our PC running well enough without having to completely reinstall the operating system. So far, I haven't been that brave!

Anyway, its about time to scrounge up some dinner, fold laundry and think about taking down the Christmas tree and putting away the decorations. The nativity scene in the front yard remains lit tonight but I think it will be the last night for this season and I'll get up on the roof to take everything down and out of the yard later this week- when it warms up a bit!

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