This is my (in)activity log. You might like to visit my employer
Novell which is an amazing company, and also
Dell who in days of yore provided me with a
free laptop for Gnome development / conferences.
Also if you have the time to read this sort of stuff you could enlighten
yourself by going to Unraveling Wittgenstein's net or if
you are feeling objectionable perhaps here.
Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
- Awoken early for no good reason by a younger brother /
Mother combo - hmm.
- Got on with hacking ORBit2, trying to work out why it
is behaving strangely with the orbit-specific profiles.
- Added a regression test for '#pragma inhibit'.
- Very impressed - on the GB list some guy posted a
fragment of a virus he had received and wanted to know how to run
The code I want to execute is the following :
Execute UnCode("... a lot of chars ...")
For I=1 To Len(sCoded)
CurChar= Mid(sCoded, I, 1)
If Asc(CurChar) = 15 Then
strChr = chr(asc(CurChar)-5)
UnCode = UnCode & strChr
Fine I thought, a harmless mail indeed - however it must
be a fairly common virus signature since, and I was impressed to
get this from one machine:
Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 00:42:15 +0100
From: EXIM Mail System
Subject: Virus / harmful content found in EMail
Your EMail with subject '[GB]executing simple script', sent to the recipient(s)
contains a virus or other harmful content.
The message has NOT been delivered to the recipients.
Please contact the postmaster (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
Message generated by exiscan 1.00
Looks like a useful piece of software, even if it's somewhat
- Postal ballot applications closed at the town
hall - argh, un-believable, extremely irritating.
- Went to Cell group at Mark and Ruth's, lovely dinner,
fascinating set of insights into the female psyche from the men
present, a most encouraging time.
- Back home, setup squid, bed.
In case it's not painfully obvious: the reflections reflected here are my
own; mine, all mine ! and don't reflect the views of Novell, The
Lithuanian Gov't or Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's also important to
realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy.
Occasionally people ask for formal photos for conferences,
Michael Meeks (email@example.com)