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Well, that was fun...
In the way that's not. Insert [Windows security breach, frantic rebooting, freaking over whether it's the ISP or the machine, reinstalling to factory original (with plenty of backups, and I'm sure it's done my hard drive space a world of good to get rid of the crap that I chose not to back up), freaking out again when auto-reboot continues, getting online via maeyan's computer (which runs WinME and doesn't seem to be affected, ironically - or perhaps it's just that since MS no longer supports it, they haven't bothered with a patch) and finding thebratqueen's post (for which I would love her eternally even if I didn't already), which led me to elke_tanzer's post, which etc. etc, finally installed patch, reinstalled ISP software, figured out how to get ISP software to frigging let go of my browser, you PeoplePC bastards! and am at last more or less online] here.

And how was your weekend?

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Actually, mine was fine -- all this has been happening since I finally got online from home at about 5pm today. The weekend was spent in Missouri with kjwagner and sarabi and their respective spouses, mother-of-kjwagner, offspring both human and animal (one boychild celebrating second birthday, one as yet unborn child of unknown gender, 4 cats, 3 rats, one farking huge plecosthemus and assorted small tropical fish), and various flying toys, some of which were even launched by the two year old.

Highlights included:

7 adults engaging in a game of Living Room Balloon Volleyball, probably the most exercise most of us have had all year, but sadly curtailed by the earthshattering kaboom of one poor balloon against the edge of the fishtank, which sent sarabi to her knees in fallout-protection position, and prompted a delighted "Pow!" from David, the birthday boy.

Eternal words to live by from Mr. sarabi: "Sometimes I like it up against the wall, dear."

Me finally, for the first time in *ever*, being able to see Magic Eye pictures. Mind you, I can only see them inside out, by crossing my eyes, which basically has the visual effect of having walked around behind the 3-D shape, but.... at least I finally know there's something there, and you people haven't been fscking with me all this time.

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And if any of you think I'm going to be caught up on alphabits in the next century... hmm. Can I have some of what you're smoking, as long as it didn't come from the lining of Seth's jacket pocket?

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mpoetess

2003-08-12 12:01 am (UTC) (Link)

Yup, ME is the only OS it's not affecting. Ironic, since it sucks so hard. *g*


It sort of makes sense -- no one even wants to bother to hack it.


I am the authority on the RPC worm now, btw.

I saw! Well, at least as far as I've managed to scroll back after being gone for three days.

thebratqueen

2003-08-12 06:41 am (UTC) (Link)

Which would be what I have on my home puter, which was a happy thing. Though I did still do an update anyway. Sigh. I want a new computer. Not that that was the point or anything but there we are. ;)

thebratqueen

2003-08-12 06:41 am (UTC) (Link)

Hey man - Seth's stuff is cool as long as he didn't get it from C&M ;)

luvs_phoenix

2003-08-12 06:59 am (UTC) (Link)

Where in Missouri? I live on the West side just outside Kansas City but drove the fricking state this weekend (up to Chicago) to get my boys. Pretty, pretty state.

mpoetess

2003-08-12 07:47 am (UTC) (Link)

St. Louis and surrounding suburbs. ;-)

luvs_phoenix

2003-08-12 07:49 am (UTC) (Link)

Ahhhhhhhh....so that was you I saw playing outside with the kiddies and baloons huh?

mpoetess

2003-08-12 09:52 am (UTC) (Link)

Heeehee. Nopes! We was inside, safe from the bugses and the strange neighbor man who watered his lawn all. freaking. day.

Grr

chocgood84

2003-08-12 07:32 am (UTC) (Link)

I hate those magic eye things!

Re: Grr

mpoetess

2003-08-12 11:22 am (UTC) (Link)

Well, they certainly make my head hurt, even after having figured how to (sort of) see them.

Re: Grr

chocgood84

2003-08-12 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Lol. I've never been able to see a darn thing.

vampsarecool

2003-08-12 08:24 am (UTC) (Link)

Mpostess,

Where did you get your icon cause I love it.


mpoetess

2003-08-12 09:53 am (UTC) (Link)

Thanks! I made it - but you're welcome to steal it; it's up for grabs.

vampsarecool

2003-08-12 10:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Hot Damn...Thanks hun

kaytee4ever

2003-08-12 08:46 am (UTC) (Link)

*Hugs you tight*

I'm glad you got your computer fixed! stupid mean worm! grrrrrrrrrrr!

I've only ever seen *one* of those magic eye pictures. Ever.

*giggles* speaking of alphabits, there's now a fan lj for it! ;)


mpoetess

2003-08-12 09:55 am (UTC) (Link)

I was actually impressed that something wrong with my computer was for *once* something wrong with *everyone's* computer!

kaytee4ever

2003-08-12 10:07 am (UTC) (Link)

*hugs* *grins* yes

roseveare

2003-08-12 09:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Me finally, for the first time in *ever*, being able to see Magic Eye pictures. Mind you, I can only see them inside out, by crossing my eyes, which basically has the visual effect of having walked around behind the 3-D shape, but.... at least I finally know there's something there, and you people haven't been fscking with me all this time.

I can't see them either. Are you sure you haven't just joined the conspiracy?

*frowns at you with suspicion*

mpoetess

2003-08-12 10:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Do you know what did it? Looking at a book where they show you the shape that you're supposed to be seeing, in the back of the book. All this time, I had no bloody *idea* what I was supposed to be looking for, and didn't have a clue that it was basically a 3-D *shape* that pokes out of the picture, as if something's pushing its way through gauze. I kept looking for actual images that I was supposed to be seeing, and it's just a matter of the flat surface reshaping itself.