Today (well, yesterday, now) has been a very worthwhile day. There was the fog this morning, and I just spent the entire evening on the phone and on AIM with various people.
The first phone call was to the parents... we spent about a half hour getting caught up on various things (mostly school), and me explaining how today was a rather odd day. I also had to explain how the rearview mirror fell off my car yesterday, and how I duct-taped it together long enough to get to an auto parts store and get some rearview mirror glue (yes, they have special glue for that). I think I did a pretty good job reattaching it...except I forgot to put my parking permit back up. Oops. Thankfully, when I took the parking ticket in along with my permit, they voided the ticket and all is well.
The second phone call was to northing... we spent a good 2 hours getting caught up and talking about stuff...ranging from depression, to parental communication, to just plain silliness. It had been a few days since seeing Rob online, and it was good to talk to him again. I think I've come to expect chats a few nights a week. :)
The third conversation (over AIM) was with poeticnerd, whom I don't know all that well except through LJ and AIM. But she's a nice person, and it seems to me that she's got her head in the right place.
The W32.Blaster attacks continue... the firewall has been weathering the storm quite well. The syslog has grown almost 2 MB in size today... but the partition that has it is a 2GB partition, and virtually empty. I'm not going to worry about rotation anytime soon. :)
I'll probably post some updated statistics tomorrow (if I ever get around to it) to cover the whole 24-hour period. I'll just keep logging... and when this attack has died down, I'll play with the data and see if maybe I can draw some pretty graphs or something. Playing with data (finding trends and categories, and organizing things) has always been a hobby of mine (one of the reasons I like databases so much). Now I have a nice big set of data to work with. :-D
Again, Windows users: Don't forget to run Windows Update!
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