Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Really, Universe? Really?

I'm running my virus/spyware scanner right now. It takes forever. Over 40k files scanned and nothing malicious detected yet.

Spam was sent from my gmail account this afternoon. A number of my friends let me know immediately, and Google locked me out of the account. I got my access back to the account and promptly changed my password. Then I changed passwords on a number of other sites.

If I sent you spam today, I apologize. I had no idea it was happening. I am now paranoid about internet security.

This is just one more thing on the pile of crap I've been dealing with lately.

Work has been tough lately, and I've been realizing that my multi-tasking skills are lacking. I need to get organized, but there are projects that take priority over organization... but I can't get the projects done if I don't organize my desk. It's a vicious cycle that I can't seem to escape. Monday off can't come soon enough.

I'm still trying to prepare adequately for my trip to Vegas. Saving money is going well, for the most part. But I'm really not looking forward to traveling without a credit card. I'm just paranoid that something is going to happen and I'm going to end up screwed. I applied for a Capital One card. I was denied. I didn't you could be denied for a Capital One card. That hurt.

Oh, and I'm not eating chocolate anymore. It gives me heartburn. I thought it also was giving me my headaches, but the nasty one I had yesterday proved that theory to be false. Disappointing. If I could get rid of the headaches by never eating chocolate again, I could do that. Most days it would be easy.

So... yeah. Virus/spyware scan is still running. 54k scanned files and counting. Still nothing detected. *sigh*

1 comment:

  1. I read an article about password security a few months ago that had a really good recommendation for making a set of passwords that are both highly secure and easy to remember.

    The trick was to pick a poem/phrase/something you have memorized, and to split it into short verses beginning with a number then a capital letter. Instead of spaces, use dashes. Then you just assign them based on the security of the various accounts (or some other order you'll remember). For example:

    1Mary-had-a (bank)
    2Little-lamb (gmail)
    3Its-fleece-was (facebook)
    4White-as-snow (livejournal)