I had a whole crap-load of things I wanted to write about today, but I came home and re-staged my PC instead. Why? Because during some intensive web surfing yesterday I hit one of those rogue search engines that try to force you into downloading some form of ActiveX plug-in and instead of clicking the NO button as I usually do I clumsily hit the YES button instead. ARGH!
Could not, for the life of me, figure out what it put where on my system and I couldn’t locate any kind of a utility that would show me what plug-ins and ActiveX doohickeys are installed on my PC. Fearing that it could be a trojan program trapping my keystrokes and knowing that I do some online banking, I opted to play it safe rather than sorry. So we took off and nuked the planet from orbit, just in case.
Wait… no… I backed up my data and then nuked my hard drive, just in case. So four hours later I’m back up and running with a shiny new install and no time to write all the wonderfully enlightening and witty commentary I had all lined up. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow.