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Web Critters

Friday, February 18th, 2011

The internet is a funny place. There are strange entities “living” within its imaginary walls. Maintaining an existance by feeding off the innocent are virii. A simple one merely duplicates itself on your computer. A more complex one hide is email attachments, like alien eggs waiting to hatch and molest your face. Once cleared, you may think its gone, but something more sinister moves on through your address book, bursting from within. Then running off to do more damage.

A virus is not the only type of creature living online. Most of these things are bots. Not necessarily so troublesome as a virus, but also pestular. Bots, as I have discovered, like to attach themselves to blogs and webforums. Hooking on via email accounts. If there is an open registration, these things will constantly get in, using up user numbers and waiting, it seems, for something. Possibly leading to a hacked site.(This site was hacked a while back and fixed before I could check it out)

Aside from these silent user bots, there are spambots. Spambots can speak. They post comments that seem somewhat valuable as they seem written to flatter the blogger into approving the messages so that the spambot might post again without approval. I haven’t gotten beyond permitting these critters to exist on this blog, so I really don’t know where that leads.

It could also be that these things are legitimate human beings… but I’d hardly classify them as that.

Oh yeah. And the point of this entry was to mention I have turned off open registration, but if you happen to be a reader of this thing and would like to register, you’ll have to let me know by shooting off an email or contacting me another way. Not that any normal humans have registered.

Night In

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Currently, this is most of nights… one spent inside. That should change with the phrase ‘For the blog!’ entering my regular thoughts. So, future plans will be to be involved. Tonight, since I know tomorrow is an early shift at Universal, I wanted to stay at home and make an attempt to go to bed at a reasonable time.

I decided to add some links to the radio stations I listen to, mainly in the car, for anyone reading my blog to better get a feel for who’s writing it. I’ll throw in other kinds of links later on, most likely, since it’s easy to do and I like to share the things I’ve got with people I bring into my place.

In the mean time, since this apartment is still without cable(a fact I have had to live with for a few months. Things should change, soon.) I have been catching up with some shows on Hulu. Primarily Family Guy, though, I find it’s a great source for anime. I’ve been watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, which, if you’ve seen the original series, it starts out much the same, but diverges nicely into its own unique plot. I find myself enjoying it much more.

If you check out Hulu’s Animation and Cartoons section, you’ll find quite the selection of old and new series and movies. Though not every series is included, there is a lot of nostalgia to be had. That’s especially true when you find shows you had forgotten about. I suppose I should check the Comedy section for some Live Action related nostalgia.