March 1st, 2004

Angry Brain

Grr...

Okay, someone tell me how the hell this is even legal:

I gave in to a masochistic urge to poke through fanfics on ff.net. One of the pop-ups it loaded appears to have been... Well if not malicious, at least it was very unfriendly. It reset my homepage from blank to whatever it's stupid homepage is. Then it installed something -- I have no idea what! -- on my hard drive. The first I know if it was that it popped up a message telling me that the newly installed software won't take effect until I reboot, and asking me if I wanted to reboot my computer. Excuse me!?! I didn't tell it to install anything! It didn't ask, I didn't tell.

What I did do was install something that's supposed to get rid of spyware and pop-up programs. It hasn't caught them all. I still get pop-ups just about every time I load a page -- even pages that don't normally have pop-ups. Grr!

But really, how is any of that legal? I did not give it permission to mess with my system! I don't think some third-party software should be allowed to mess with my system without my permission.
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Whee Car

Weekend...

Was going to give a longer synopsis, but haven't found time/motivation yet. The high points are:

- School was good. Learned a lot. The driver's break-out session was particularly useful, though I really wish I could have done the co-driver's as well. Oh well, there is always next time.

- Driving on dirt is fun.

- Did awesome in the rallycross. Ended up getting the highest chick time, and put in a mid-pack time overall. Considering this was my first time ever driving on dirt, that's not shabby at all.

- As I expected, my driving style fits better with sliding in the dirt. I thought it would, but it's nice to have it confirmed.

- Did I mention that sliding around on dirt is fun?

- Met a lot of cool people.

I think I will end up volunteering for Rim. It's a good way to get involved, and it sounds like fun.