Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Its safe to come over now

Hello everyone,

Well.......It's safe to come over to my blog.  I got my computer back late this morning and had to upgrade my anti-virus and pay my IT tech to get rid of this "crap" that I picked up.  And that REALLY made me mad as the money was for  my garden seeds and seed starting supplies.  This really PO's me totally.
I thought I would just mention what my IT tech told me:  The "new" thing for hackers and other perverted masses to do now is to infect innocent sites, like gardening sites, coupon sites for grocery store coupons, and other totally innocent web sites. The other thing he told me was that it seems to be affecting more women as they surf these sites.  He mentioned that these hackers are from overseas.   After he told me this, I was really po'd.  It seems now that you cannot even look or do anything anymore without worrying about picking up crap like a sexually transmitted disease. Only you are the innocent one and it makes you become the guilty one.
I carry Avast anti virus on this computer, and it really works for me.  My IT tech installed it for free off of their web site, but since this, I had to upgrade to a more stronger wall and it cost, but it is worth it to me.  But still, it dipped into my seed money.
Anyway, I just wanted to tell all that its safe to come over to play.

Its very cold here, got 8' of snow during the night and this morning, my snow guy was over very early to scoop my walks and drive and I got out to salt the walks before I left to get the computer. So, since I couldn't get out, I baked another Banana cake from Glenda at Living and Gardening in the Ozarks, (its on my blog list).  Her cake is out of this world, and it did not last very long here.  It bakes beautifully and is so very moist.  The frosting is to die for.
I am going to put pork chops on tonight for my parent's and my dinner, nothing fancy, and maybe salad.  I also have some potatoes that I need to bake or steam to make potato salad, and use them up before they start sprouting, in fact, I think that some are.

Anyway, a very non-productive day, we are supposed to have warmer weather by the weekend, if so, I am going to try to set up my greenhouse plastic and start my lettuces and greens.  I feel like a broken record.

Anyway, please take care all, and wishing all of you a wonderful and productive week.

Monday, February 7, 2011

I have a case of the "bugs"

I just wanted to let everyone know that I will be down for a few days.  I picked up a virus on my desktop computer and I am plenty mad about it.
I will warn everyone not to go to ANY coupon sites like for grocery or anything for that reason.  That is where I got this garbage.  And it shut everything down.  My IT tech told me that the hot thing now is for hackers to get on to these innocent sites and put every imaginable thing they can lay their hands on.  This stuff is serious as you can just go to the site and this crap will latch on to you and place spyware and malware and all sorts of crap on your system. Just don't go to these sites, as this is the new frontier where they are playing now.  And to top it off, the viruses are hidden in a folder sometimes called "research" folders, or files, and will bury deep within your computer.
I am using my ex's laptop so to warn some of you about this.  I even have pretty strong anti-virus and it didn't stop this as this is the new thing in destruction to everyone.
So, please be careful  everyone and I will return as soon as I can.

Take care all.