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April 1!

April 1, 2004, 11:57 PM

Wow… I haven’t written to you all since Tuesday morning.

Anyway, I have to say that I was successful in my eradication of the virus on Sis’s computer, which was W32.Pinfi. With over 3,000 instances of it, someone really did a number on that machine. But we got it all cleaned up, and she’s back online. Thank goodness. As it is, I was working on her computer until 1:00 AM, and didn’t get home until almost 4:00. That was a LONG day.

And I found out that we missed something on Becky’s computer, which I fixed on Monday night in Harrisonburg, as the W32.Welchia.B virus reappeared. Seems we missed something. So we’re going to make another trip up to fix that. And meanwhile, I’m going to do a little research to find out why the blasted thing came back.

Meanwhile, pouring the candy from a broken bag of chocolates into the trash reminded me of an oft-repeated dream I’ve had. From time to time, I have dreams that I’m at work. Now in these dreams, I know I’m clocked out, because I don’t have to go into work for a while. So with that, I then think, “I’m working off the clock, how did I get into this?” and “I’m working off the clock! I’m going to be in so much trouble!” Etc. The dreams tend to revolve around the fact that I’m working at the Service Desk, and doing so off the clock, and how did I get into this.

And then, I always have a revelation that makes it all better. That’s when, in my dream, I realize, Wait a second, I’m asleep, and this is all a dream. That actually happens in my dreams. Weird? Yeah.

And why did dumping out chocolates make me think of that? Because dumping stuff out in the trash like that is often what I’m doing in the dream. Weird. My sister plus a coworker both said it was very strange, but also quite funny.

Wal-Mart should pay me for the work I do in these dreams. I could make some good imaginary money for the imaginary work I do.

Otherwise, I now have Instant Messenger on my cell phone. So now I’m always connected how I want to be connected, since I have access to some sort of Email on my phone, I have mobile Web on my phone (which reminds me, look for a wireless-friendly Schumin Web with the next redesign), and now Instant Messenger through AIM and MSN. Understandably, I use AIM on my phone.

Plus let’s not forget that the phone also has an on-board camera.

So there you go. My new mobile screen name is Schumin Wireless, which is for my phone only. I still use my regular “SchuminWeb” screen name on the computer.