Oh no, my computer is hurt!

My computer caught the spywares!

Of all the cool ways I could have got malevolent program things onto my computer, looking up physics stuff has to be the lamest. And it doesn’t help that I still don’t understand physics.

It has been a long time since I’ve had any kind of viruses or whatever. A long time ago on my last computer I used to get them all the time. There was a website I would use that could scan my computer and tell me where the badness was and then delete it. I do not recall where that website is.

I would be okay with the nonstop popping up of “Your Computer Is Infected” messages that try to get me to download stuff. I can ignore that. But it also seems to be slowing my computer down. And just as Left 4 Dead was released too. Not fair.

All Languages Are Wrong

Sometime last week I read Jules Verne’s “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”. I had been putting off reading Verne because when I read a book that has been translated into English from another language, I feel like I’m cheating or that I’m not reading it the way it was meant to be. However, I don’t read French so well (I blame the ineffectiveness of the school system that tried to teach me), so I really don’t have another choice. In any case, the book was good so I’ll probably be trying out more Verne even at the expense of feeling like it ain’t right.


Today there is an election in a foreign land. The nation of Patrick D Ryall has to work late tonight because of that fact (though it’ll likely be a night without much actual real work, just more waiting) but the foreign nation can make it up to me by electing correctly. Populace of America: Vote foe PDR. It’s the only sensible choice.

You know, I think, were I American, I’d actually vote this year. That’s something I never did as a Canadian. So far declaring my independence has worked out just fine.

And speaking of being American, the Nation of PDR spells a lot of words the American way, but there are some which me and my spellcheck totally do not agree on. “Traveller” for instance. “Harbour” is another, though generally I favor the “u” dropping in words. A vote for PDR is probably also a vote for him changing the official spelling of random words to the way he likes them with no heed for whatever anyone else says.