Friday, September 17, 2010
My Scary Day on the Internet
Yikes. Talk about a scary day on the internet. I woke up to be greeted by this warning every time I visited my site, or tried to publish anything.
The mighty Blogger was blocking my teeny blog, because it apparently contained:
"elements from rpc.blogrolling.com which appears to host malware."
So now I'm in a panic thinking blogrolling.com what's dat? Malware? Doesn't that come from porn sites? Why me? Is it the gun lobby? Or the sinister Con operative Snuffleupagus?
So I spent about six hours this evening scanning every corner of my computer, or slogging wearily through a jungle of HTML code looking for signs of alien life. I could see that people all over the blogosphere were having the same problem.
But nothing came up. No viruses, no malware, no nothing. So now I'm thinking either this bug is the latest model from Russia. Or Kory Teneycke is smarter than I thought. Because as we know, like the Russians, he's capable of ANYTHING. Or was.
Then tonight just when I was about to give up, I decided to take a chance and visit my Chernobyl site, and there at the bottom of the page, staring me in the face, under the blogroll of the Blogging Alliance of Non-Partisan Canadians, was a little widget...... "POWERED BY BLOGROLLING."
I removed it with one click of the mouse, and the big red scary warning disappeared. Instantly.
But by then it was too late.
About an hour before, in a state of total distraction at the thought that Kornhole might be smarter than me, I had tossed my baggy army pants into the washer.... with my cell phone in them.
So are you feeling sorry for me yet? I didn't think so.
Oh boy. Sometimes I hate the internet.
On the other hand it's days like these that remind me, how much I depend on it, and how much I enjoy blogging.
So what the heck. Who needs a non waterproof cell phone eh? I got my little blog back.
It's almost the weekend.
So it must be a wonderful life...
Hey!! Is that my cell phone at the bottom of the pool?
Or Kory Teneycke?
Have a great weekend everybody !!