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A Virus Apology

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on May. 17, 2006

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Some of you received an email from this mailing list earlier in the week.  It had a virus attached.

I’m very sorry.  I have this mailing list set only to accept messages from me, and I use anti-cirus protection, and I have a Mac.  This really, really shouldn’t have happened, but it did.

What happened is, someone who is subscribed to this mailing list got hit by a computer virus.  Their computer sent mail to the list address, and put the return address as being me, a different email at the same domain.  This is a semi-common virus technique, because it makes the email look as though it comes from someone at the same company and thus the receiver might be a little more likely to open it.

In this case, the virus scored a home run, because not only did it make the email seem a little more legit, it also allowed it to get resent by the mailing to everyone on it.  That virus was one happy camper, let me tell you.  Luckily, my readers are all smarter than the average bear and none of you opened it, though several of you did take the time to fill me in on the problem, and that I greatly appreciate.

There’s no way to tell whose computer sent it, and I don’t even know everyone on my blog’s email list personally.  I do apologize for the inconvenience, and I’ve taken steps to keep this from happening again.



 
 

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“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play with variables constantly.”

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“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

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