Since we’re paying the .Mac tax here at The Core Dump anyway, and Virex is one of the benefits Apple gives us, every once in a while the spirit will move us to run Virex on our files. This despite being pretty gosh-dang sure we don’t have a virus, what with living on a Mac. But what the heck, Virex is ours due to the aforementioned .Mac tax, so why not run it when the computer isn’t busy doing other things? One can never be too thin, too rich, or too paranoid.
Virex does it’s thing, and then at the end spits out a message that one of the files may have a virus. OK. Sure. It could happen. But which file? Virex won’t tell us.
Hello? Knowing which file might have a virus is kind of the purpose of running Virex in the first place. So it might–just might–be a good idea for this brain dead application to tell us which file may be a carrier of anarchy, might it not?
Posted Wednesday, 18 February, 2004 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.