July 24, 2001

I am feeling a little tired and achy today but not so much as yesterday :-) I have this water purifier which needs salt to operate and due to my extreme reluctance to do anything which needs doing when it needs doing <vbg> I let the salt levels on the purifier drop to almost nothing before I decided to spring into action. I got about 500 pounds of salt on Sunday (no, I’m not exaggerating – it was 480 lbs to be exact :p) and since I am not exactly Charles Atlas – more like the original 98 pound weakling <g> – all that lifting and carrying has left me kind of tired :-) Incidentally, I just realized that my references (especially the one about Charles Atlas) might be a bit dated – ah well, if you didn’t read comics as a kid, that’s your loss since they used to have advertisements about Charles Atlas and his body-building course in the comics all the time .. in the old days, of course :p

Either somebody doesn’t like me much or the Sircam worm is really widespread over the Net. I have never ever got any of the variants of the famous (or infamous) virii in my personal e-mail till now. I got a copy of Sircam over the weekend from an address that I didn’t recognize and then today when I checked my mail, I found five copies of the virus from four different people (it was sent twice from one of the addresses) and I don’t know any of these people! I thought that Sircam was supposed to send out mails to people on the addressbooks of infected machines – so either my e-mail address is on the addressbooks of a lot of people that I don’t know or somebody doesn’t like me <vbg> I am beginning to think that it’s time that I took down my e-mail address from my site :p Ah, what the heck, it’s better that people have easy access to me … I sent out e-mails to the people from whom I received the virus warning them to clean their machines but at least one of them didn’t even have the senders address since it was pointing to the Prodigy mail server I believe but I wasn’t interested enough to go to the trouble of figuring it all out :-)

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