Saturday, July 09, 2005

The Loss of a Companion... A Family loved one...

Yesterday after getting home from work, Me and Karen took one of our dogs to the vet to see why she hasn't been doing well. For the past three or four weeks Shelia, Our Shar pei / Pit Mix, has was going through a time where she wouldn't eat and when she would eat, So she was gaining weight and loseing it. She was up and down with this, but never was as skinny as she has been the past few weeks. Along with a short of depression the past several weeks. Upon arrival at the Vet, we checked in She was very happy to be out, and took the ride to the vet well. He had been vomiting lately to, not being able to keep anything down, while vomiting up stomach fluids. So, the vet checked her out for the obvisous, worms, and such and nothing was found, so she took her for X-Rays, and she wanted to keep her there over night. So Karen and I headed home. We called them about 12 ish or so, may be about 1. And thats when the vet told us that Her kidneys were failing and in the final stages. So, we told our son DJ, what was happening and what we could do for her, and He was very brave about it, And wanted to put her to rest and allow her to feel no more pain. So at about 2:30 am and 3 am today she was put down, and this morning lay to rest at her home, under her tree.

Such a young age to have to fight a losing battle. Shelia was about a year and a month old. She came in to this family with loving arms and was picked up off the street. Our Vet tells us that the kidney failure started before we picked her up, And that going through old food she could have eatten somthing bad or posionous whcih would have started it all. This explains the weight loss struggle through the past year.

Shelia will be Missed Greatly in presence, But never in heart or memory, She will always live on.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Sasser Worm Trial Ends... German Court Convict creator

VERDEN, Germany (AP) - The teenager who created the Sasser worm that snarled tens of thousands of computers last year was convicted Friday on charges including computer sabotage and given a suspended sentence, a court official said.
Sven Jaschan, 19, was found guilty of computer sabotage and illegally altering data, said Katharina Kruetzfeld, a spokeswoman for the court in the northwestern town of Verden. He was given a suspended sentence of one year and nine months. Jaschan also must perform 30 hours of community service at a hospital or home for the elderly, but will not have to pay court costs. The teenager has told officials his original intention was to create a virus, "Netsky A," that would combat the "Mydoom" and "Bagle" viruses, removing them from infected computers. That led him to develop the Netsky virus further - and to modify it to create Sasser.

The sentence is a joke, Kinda like Martha Stewart's, but she served time. However he was under age when all this happened. We'll see what comes of him.

[Source: My Way News]

Thursday, July 07, 2005

The wonders of Email and things you dont remember you sent to your-self.

So a co-work work comes in to my office and sits down next today. As I finish reading a post on, I turn to him and ask Whats up? Here is the conversaion...

Me: "Hey [Person], Whats up?"

Him: "hey!, I need you to check out my Outlook. I can't open a file that was sent to me."

Me: "ok no problem."
[I figured that the secuirty setting in Outlook that prevents users from opening things was checked..]

Him: "Well, you need to do your thing and connect to my computer or get up and go to it."

Me: "Ok, Cool.."
[Im lazy, and dont want to move, mainly I was on lunch so.. Easy fix I do it at my post. So I connect to his pc via remote connection]

Him: "Ok, go to Outlook, and open it and then go to the message that reads.. [His name]. Now Open it, I cant open that file, Why not.?"

[I looked at the security tab, and it was set to allow one to open the file... I looked at the message and noticed the file name..., While I looked at it and noticed what it was he said... And I quote!]

Him: "I didn't send myself anything? especially not a file called Legs, I would have remembered that name."

Me: "You didnt send this to yourself?, So this isn't from your home email?"

Him: "no."

Me: "Ok, lets look to see whom it is from..."
[so i checked the headers of the email and it "came from" someone from penn state college, the same name as his.]
Me: "You know any one from this email or from that college?"
Him: "nope, I dont know any one from there"
Me: "... (In aw of his glory) And you would have opened it if you could have?"
Him: "Hell yeah, I would have opened it, Just by the name alone..."
[You can quote me on that answer too...]
Me: "..."
Me: " Really!..."
Me: "..."

Wow, What a pervert... Geez.. Thats Great thing to know... It's a good thing that he didnt have WinZip or WinRar, or XP for that matter, any uncompressing tool would have open the damn thing, And that would have been it, I know he would have ran the damn file too. Looks like someone doesnt get WinRar installed on his computer.

All In All with my curiosity I saved the file to my Flash drive, for a look at later. the name of the file is '' > "f22-013.exe", more or less just a trojan.. Which I dont know.. didnt look at it all that much... [Information on the File]

Sasser Worm Trial to End this Week,,,

The lawyers in the Sasser computer worm are suppose to make their closing statements today. We'll see what the kid gets. Because after the trial, he could be slapped with Civil Law suits from the companies IT systems were affected... And damn.. thats a lot of companies, even indivuals.

Full Article:

Monday, July 04, 2005

Comet Hunting!

Click for a Larger viewDeep Impact Kicks Off Fourth of July With Deep Space Fireworks
After 172 days and 431 million kilometers (268 million miles) of deep space stalking, Deep Impact successfully reached out and touched comet Tempel 1.

The mission was a success, Although I was still not able to go out and view it myself, I got home late last night and logged on to and to check out any information on how the mission went. The shots are stunning, and spectacular. I know more or less that they have shots and information that they will not release as of yet, so I wait for more information about the mission.

Here are some links for photos and information they have.
Deep Impact Full Story & Main Site (JPL)
Deep Impact Latest News
Deep Impact Lastest Photos

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD