May 7th, 2002


Feeding on their own kind.

We all knew it would happen eventually. This article describes how the now-famous Klez.h worm (if you haven't heard of it or seen it yet, you are truly blessed) has itself been infected by another virus.
Short version: A few copies of the Klez.h worm have been found infected with a minor varient of the Chernobyl virus. It looks like a computer already infected with Chernobyl got hit by Klez also, and Chernobyl just saw the Kelz files as more targets, so it infected them. So now there are Klez.h files out there hitting systems and bringing the Chernobyl payload along with them.

More on the beast

Man, I love reading The Register. Here is a recent article they posted that poked fun at Microsoft's educational licensing schemes.
Short Version: If a school signs up with the particular scheme in question (there are other options) that school has to pay for enough licenses for microsoft products (including windows) to cover every person (except certain job classes like groundskeeper, cafeteria worker, et al) regardless of if they are using an Intel or Mac -based computer or even regardless if they have a computer at all!

How's that for silly?

digging through archives...

"I cannot read the fiery letters," said Frodo in a quavering voice.
"No," Said Gandalf, "but I can. The letters are Elvish, of course, of an ancient mode, but the language is that of Mordor, which I will not utter here. They are lines of a verse long known in Elven-lore:
"This Ring, no other, is made by the elves,
Who'd pawn their own mother to grab it themselves.
Ruler of creeper, mortal, and scallop,
This is a sleeper that packs quite a wallop.
The Power almighty rests in this Lone Ring.
The Power, alrighty, for doing your Own Thing.
If broken or busted, it cannot be remade.
If found, send to Sorhed (with postage prepaid)."