by syaffolee

Well, I finally finished Truman. It’s just exploding with a historical story of a farmer from Missouri who became president and ushered in the atomic age. It’s definitely not light reading, but it goes fast. And unless you’re already a history buff, you learn a lot.

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Thursday Threesome: Computer Anti-Virus Software

Onesome: Computer- What was/is your first computer? A clunky old Commodore or something a touch more modern?

The first computer I got to play around with was one of those ancient Apple II computers with those floppy disks that really were floppy. However, I’d say it was more my Dad’s computer than mine. The first computer I got to use for my word processing madness was this really slow PC running Windows 3.11. I’m pretty sure it’s slower than a Pentium I (but not quite sure of the specs). But I’d still say this one wasn’t really mine either since my Dad was still fiddling with it. The first computer I really got to personalize is a desktop Pentium II (that now makes a lot of odd noises) that I got after my first term in college. I still have it, but I’m not using it right now.

Twosome: Anti-Virus- Have you ever had a computer virus? How bad was it? Or are you one of the lucky ones who have managed to avoid them?

Yes, I’ve had a virus. I took my laptop to the computer department and had the nice people there clean it up and actually install an antivirus program that actually worked.

Threesome: Software- What piece of software really made you more productive on your computer. …or, as in my case, less productive?

The internet.


Well, the internet isn’t software, but the browser I use certainly is. But most of the time you can find me at this site doing, uh, productive work. I’m still quite the word processing freak though so I always have notepad or something similar open.

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Other Links:

Why do people give up weblogs? They have reasons, just like everything else. I’m not sure I agree with any of those reasons, but then people don’t really need to justify quitting to anyone else. They can just be bored and that’s fine too.

Night of the Zombie Kitties. Defend yourself from zombie kitties in this amusing flash game.

Scary Go Round. Very slick online comic. I think it’s funny.

Hello Cthulhu. For some reason, someone summoned Cthulhu to Hello Kitty Land.