2004-03-30, 4:26 p.m.
i'm sure we've all noticed that the viruses (i looked up the plural of virus; it's not, as i hoped, viri) that are coming to our computers have increasingly clever names. but clever in a way to try to trick us into opening the attachment. not really funny clever. but i got one today called "bad request." this strikes me as really funny. i picture the virus creator wagging his or her finger at the "request." like a puppy. also, at my job i get several "requests" of various sorts that need to be forwarded. some of them are atrocious. on these i write a disclaimer, like "i know you're probably not interested..." but i think i'd rather just put "bad request" in the subject line. hee.
also, i've noticed that my virus e-mails have been coming in pairs. like one virus is lonely. aww.
just to be clear, despite liking the subject line in one, and the warm fuzzy spin i've put on the batching-by-two virus sending system, i do not like the viruses (i soo want to say viri), i do not like the worms,* and i even hate the hoaxes and chain e-mail, so please don't send me any, no matter how clever the title.
* i refer here to computer worms. i have nothing against earthworms, whom you can split in half and they go on living - the two of 'em!, nor anything against the worm in your tequila. though i prefer not to injest it. neither of them. the worm nor the tequila. but thanks though.