If You're A Hacker: Please, Kill Yourself.
The upshot is that I spend a lot of time on the web, I look at some relatively sketchy sites, but last night/this morning I find myself on a website relating to the television show Lost (a fairly harmless subject), and the next thing I know, I have stuff trying to open new windows on me, disabling the Goddamned Norton anti-virus when I try to access it to see what the fuck is happening, etc. I finally reached under the desk and just unplugged the cable connection, just to prevent God knows what from accessing the computer. I then spend a good 2 hours or so waiting for the Norton program to finish running a full system diagnostic, which finds absolutely nothing and more importantly was what was running and let God knows what start installing itself on the computer while I was on the web.
I read about 100 pages of the Film book from the Eyewitness Companion series, which details the history of film and was just gearing up to explain to me just how films get made, from the pitch process on up when the computer finally wrapped up the scan, so I started the Spyware scans next, still not comfortable connecting it to the web because who knows what it would be doing while I surfed the web? The second program actually found three different types of Malware on the computer, which would explain why the fucking thing kept doing strange stuff when I tried to open the anti-virus program, as it was obviously programmed to fuck with that kinda thing. I deleted all the stuff that program found, finally braved plugging the interweb connection back in to see if it went apeshit again when connected to the web, which it didn't. It still didn't seem 100%, but it was able to get me online, so I posted the blog and got the fuck offline at about 7:00 AM this Monday morning.
I stumbled to bed, only sort of sleepy, mostly just irritated and kinda sad at the time. I think I'm still doing this box step with depression, as I don't feel exactly depressed, but I know there's some shit bothering me, at least subconsciously, so everything that doesn't quite work out as planned is just another reason to be miserable and think 'poor me' at this stage of things.
I slept about 5 hours, then got up and went to Best Buy to exchange the first season of Supernatural for one without a scratched disc 5, which I figured was a good project for today, as I was in a shitty mood anyway and if they gave me even an ounce of attitude I was ready to make a scene as if someone was stealing my fucking wallet or something. That was thankfully pretty hassle free, and I called the wife to see if she wanted me to bring her anything for lunch, as I went to bed hungry this morning.
I spent the afternoon in a weird funk, not really doing much beyond watching television. I broke out the Maker's Mark around 4:30 or so, and have been drinking fairly steady since then (I'm typing this at 2:29 AM), so I don't recommend that for everyone, but it's taken the edge off things for me today.
The wife and I watched a few odds and ends like the new episode of Heroes, otherwise I pretty much pissed the day away. I spent some time with the computer and after several other minor frustrations was able to discern that the proxy settings (what the fuck ever those are) had been changed, which was fucking up how Tweetdeck displayed and the ability of iTunes to even connect to the web, so I was very relieved to finally figure out what was causing the issue after running through some iTunes trouble-shooting stuff.
I sincerely don't get the allure of being the hacker or malware creator, as 90% of it appears designed to just annoy and irritate the unfortunate soul who stumbles on whatever site they set it up on. I'm something of a curmudgeonly type, but when you're just creating shit that is little more than cybernetic dog shit left in a flaming bag on an interweb site, what's the point of you continuing to live? Seriously, if you are one of these people, fucking kill yourself, you won't be missed and you may brighten the day of those around you because you won't be draining society of resources and important things like air.
I'm out kids, I hope tomorrow is better and more productive, though the shitty weather is going to definitely make it hard to get motivated.
Be seeing you.
Tag, you're it, Baggy Eyes! Frustration, Annoyance, Bitching, Lost, Television, Computer, Hackers, Malware, Spyware, Please Die In A Fire, DVD, Supernatural, Makers Mark, Heroes