August 25th, 2008

Head-desky [lurker32]

Virus, virus everywhere...

This machine is quite well infested with various virus (virui?viruses?) at the moment, and it's looking like my tech guy won't be able to get here until tomorrow morning. Worst thing is that it's partialy useful - to the extent that I can use it to surf the net, get emails, etc but long term... no.

Something's screwed up in the registry, every now and then the CD-ROM drawer opens and closes itself repeatedly, spam webpages open themselves up occasionlly, odd letters keep being missed out when I'm typing at the keyboard like this (don't thinkit's my typing skills), starting a brand new Sophos anti-virus scan locks up the entire machine as it can't get past searching the memory, and Windows Defender is picking up a whole different set of problems than the ones Sophos has stored in quarantine. Oh, and when I restart the machine I have to jump as fast as possible to My Documents and Settings to delete a RunPatch.exe and a RunUpdater.exe asap before the Sophos window in the corner keeps telling me about the Malware in them every single two goddamn seconds.

And half the time the CD-ROM drive doesn't even get detected by the computer, but I think that's due to a faulty cable inside. That's the easy fix one.

New fic!

People who were at writerconuk may remember me wittering on about this idea I had, based on this prompt picture created by kazzy_cee:

WWII Spike
WWII Spike
Created by the marvelous kazzy_cee

At the same time, I was thinking about the Six Degrees challenge that tthdrabbles ws running for the summer, where the challenge was to crossover six different fandoms with each other in a round robin way, including a connector between them all whether it was something like the weather, a person, an idea. When these two concepts met in my head,things happened.

Unfortunately, the 100 word drabble limit disappeared over the horizon at light speed as soon as I started writing them and was last seen heading towards Alpha Centauri. However, I did manage to keep them all at the 500 word limit.

In short, I crossed over the Buffyverse, Biggles, The Avengers, The Goodies, Torchwood and Life on Mars. Yes, I'm insane.

Six Degrees of Connection