Stephanie (collacentaur) wrote,

Seems like the latest worm making the rounds is really a big deal. It hasn't affected my office at all (at least, so far). My boss saw some of the earliest news warnings, and he had the server off for much of the weekend. We're pretty well protected anyway - after getting hit a couple of years running with the Chernobyl virus, we always make sure everything’s updated and clean near the end of April. Ginny landed on a porn site accidentally at the end of last week that managed to thoroughly screw up her computer, so we're all hypersensitive about what we're doing at present. Furthermore, we don't have anyone bringing machines on and off the network from other places. No laptops here! So, I didn't take much notice of it at first.

Then I heard at lunchtime that several of my friends have been dealing with it all day. I'm guessing the same is true of some of the ones I haven't heard from, and I'm not about to go wasting anyone's time by inquiring. It sounds like a great big mess.

There are some days that I deeply regret never taking a job at the Aide Station, and consequently not working in computers. I could potentially be making considerably more money, have more freedom at work, and be able to follow my friends' conversations instead of feeling like a complete idiot. Today is not one of the days that I regret that choice, but one that I want to dance for joy at avoiding it.

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