Wednesday, August 13, 2008


I normally don’t blog from work, but Dr. Mad Scientist managed to infect our computer last night with a lovely little malicious Trojan.

Right now some punk ass kid in their mother’s basement better watch his back if I ever find him or her for creating this thing. It completely overwhelmed our anti-virus program.

Dr. MS is going to try to fix it but I’m figuring we’ll probably have to call in the professionals on this one.

I’ll get a lot of knitting done I guess and maybe I’ll watch some of the Olympics since that’s all that’s on TV.

On that topic--does anyone wonder why when a track and field star or a bicyclist break lots of records in their respective events or hell--some fat slob baseball player hits a bunch of homeruns the talk turns to doping? Why does that not apply to swimmers?

Hooray for you if you truly are some sub-aquatic human that can break all those records, but I think if we’re going to start rumors of doping, we need to include the non-terrestrial athletes as well.

So with that mild rant I’ll end this to return hopefully someday when our computer is bug-free.

Stay tuned, I have purchased the August K.A.Y.E. yarn and had planned to highlight it this week.


Blogger Sarah said...

they send them straight to get drug tested- I heard them mention it when he won the first gold- he had to get tested then head to the next event- so it is being followed up on.

Damn, I hate computer troubles. ::knock on wood:: we had the A/C fixed this morning and are waiting on the cable guy right now... I hope Karma gives me a break on this one...

10:33 AM  
Blogger Kay aka dkswife said...

Well, typically, it is the above-water athletes who end up doping. Stereotyping, I know. But then again there were those Bulgarian swim team ladies several olympics ago who raised a stir.

Hopefully, the marvy Phelps hasn't doped. He is amazing.

I hope for you that the trojan is ribbed, for your pleasure of course....gah, I am horrible.

11:03 AM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

I hadn't noticed that but you're right. No one has questioned why so many world records are being broken in swimming speeds. I did hear a story about the physics behind the design of the pool and how they are faster because of it. So maybe the pool should get a medal? Or the designer of the pool?

11:11 AM  
Blogger Trillian42 said...

Yeah, I think the reality is that they just haven't found anyone doping in swimming (lately), so it's less of an issue, although they do test everyone. More people are focused on the advantages of the new freaky suits.

And honestly, I'm more bothered by the refusal of the IOC to even look into the Chinese gymnasts' ages. I know gymnasts tend to be small, but seriously - they just don't look like they could even vaguely be close to 16.

And I hope the virus issue is cleared up soon. That sucks.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Helen said...

They test the swimmers multiple times...granted there are undectable drugs, and there are like 5 people breaking the record in each race...craziness.

As for the Chinese, with them hosting it, there's no one to protest...

11:27 AM  
Blogger Brena said...

I was totally wondering that while I was watching a Phelps interview, especially with his DUI past.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Red Dog Knits - Kristi and Otis said... never hear about athletes getting infected with trojans either. Aren't trojans actually supposed to protect you from viruses??? I guess it's an oxymoron like jumbo shrimp.

12:31 PM  
Blogger trek said...

They do lots of urine analyses at the Olympics. Truly.

12:34 PM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

I don't think there are many questions on the swimming records for a couple of reasons. I think most of the records Phelps is breaking are one's he already held. The opther reason is that a number of things regarding the swimming "environment" have changed this year that give the athletes an advantage. For one example - the swim suits are new and supposed to provide an advantage.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Magatha said...

There has been a lot of talk about 'technological doping' with the new swim suits. Also the pool was constructed differently than any previous Olympic swimming pool. Both these things added to the new records. However, every single swimmer was able to take advantage of these improvements and still the Americans surpassed them.
That said, I hate the friggin' Olympics. This one especially.
Try to get "avast!" Antivirus, it is a free download. It should be able to handle any such thing in future. We use it for the work computers which are open to many things. I use it and never get so much as a digital hangnail.

3:42 PM  
Blogger janna said...

There's been quite a bit of speculation about Dara Torres's comeback at age 41 -- so much so that she submitted to all sorts of extra testing, plus they're holding her pee for future tests for stuff that's undetectable now. Before the Olympics, they were also questioning that new suit the swimmers had and whether it was unfair. I have to say I prefer Michael Phelps in the "topless" version...

3:48 PM  
Blogger Purple E said...

the DH and I were discussing this, too. The newspaper I read has little facts each morning about the big O. Apparently, already 4500 drug tests have been done.
--I just hope the French lab isn't performing the tests! ha!-- I suppose the swimmers are doing better b/c they are indoors, and there is probably a smog filter on the air intake, so they can actually breathe...
Yes, those little gymnasts are just that--little. With all that make up and hair, who can say?

5:14 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I should be paying attention to the olympics, I guess. Re-runs of Everybody Loves Raymond always seem to win though.

Good luck on getting your pc fixed.

5:23 PM  
Blogger Disco said...

Speaking of viruses and your KAYE. My recent 'annual' showed up some 'atypical' cells. They tested for HPV and I don't have it (surprisingly, considering). I have to get retested in a few months again, to see if there are any changes. So, big thanks for the continuing KAYE.

I hope your own virus clears up tout-suite :0) These bored teenagers really ought to volunteer their time - maybe pushing trolleys in a hospital cancer ward or something. Bastards.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Ina said...

I hope the computer is restored soon.

Former East German women's swim team members such as Kornelia Ender have spoken candidly about doping and its long-term health consequences.

11:10 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

You dissin' my boy Bezzie??!!! hehehe love ya!

Hope the computer virus is all better soon :)

12:34 AM  
Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

I was gonna say the teflon suits are to blame/the excuse for the swimmers.

I gave up on all things "o" when they let professional athletes compete. I guess I am an old lady/traditional.

And until they televise fencing? It's fun to watch the spectacle, but meh, I feel like I'm watching horse races with the way the sports casters are telling us "Phelps in the lead" by a nose! Or something.

Good luck with the pee cee.

1:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your PC. As for the O's I have not watched or kept up with them. I dislike organized sports...give me an empty room with exercise bike and video player and I will yoga and ride to my heart's content. Love, Mom

10:09 AM  
Blogger Miss T said...

They do, though. The swimmers are drug tested the moment they get out of the pool.

10:39 AM  
Blogger weezalana said...

I'm one of the 10 people on the planet not watching the Olympics, so I have no comment on the doping. :P

Damn Trojans! I do find it funny, though, that they name viruses the same thing as condoms that're supposed to protect you from them.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Oh, I hope you can fix the computer. I hate having to call in professionals, they always mess it up so I can't find anything! Do you have a firewall? that can help avoid problems too. Not always, though. Good luck!

2:43 PM  
Blogger Poops said...

You can't trust Trojans. That's all I'm saying.

2:07 PM  
Blogger Magatha said...

Wow. Still not up and running. That was a doozy of an infection. Good luck getting it out.

11:11 AM  

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