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By jayhawk88 (Thu Mar 27, 2008 at 04:19:33 PM EST) (all tags)
Fuck you.

Actually there seems to be some confusion as to whether Vundo should be classified as a virus or spyware. Regardless, it sucks. One of those "Load into memory so it survives a cleaning, makes a billion copies of itself, always ends up popping up again" types. Got a user at work who has this, keeps getting reinfected. Because Vundo sucks or because she keeps going to the same screen saver warez site? Who knows. All I know is that if this last cleaning doesn't fix it her computer is getting wiped clean and installed from scratch, the techs will just have to suck it up.

So some interesting news on the baby front. Tuesday we went in for another sonogram. This coming off two weeks since our last sonogram, which showed Baby A as doing well but Baby B smaller than would have been liked. Keep in mind that our twins were the result of transferring two embryos with the IVF.

It turns out that Baby B did indeed not make it, there was an empty pregnancy sack. However, Baby A is in fact Baby A1 and A2; we're still looking at twins, just identical twins now instead of fraternal. It also means that for a while there Jenn was pregnant with triplets, something that would have been a huge concern had she carried all three to term. It's sad in a way, but definitely for the best. Twins is going to be difficult enough as it is; Jenn is considered high risk and likely will be on bed rest at some point. Triplets would have raised that risk significantly.

The good news is that the twins are both doing very well. They're in separate amnionic (sp I'm sure) sacks and both are measuring with 2-3 days of what is expected. Both had heartbeats in the 170 range which is apparently normal.

I think it's finally hit Jenn that this is really happening. She's said as much herself, but just watching her demeanor lately. The past couple of weeks were kind of rough. We were left with the two-weeks-ago sonogram with the fear that we were losing one of the twins, Jenn caught the cold/flu that kept us from going to San Antonio and worried her no end about what the effect on the babies would be, struggled to get well without being able to take anything beyond aspirin and Tylenol Cold. And then all of the sudden it's "Whoops you're going to have identicals, and they look great".

What a long, strange trip it's been.

Another sonogram next Tuesday, and assuming things look OK again it should be our last with the fertility specialist, and we'll get turned over to an OBGYN.

How can anyone wonder why some of us consider the NCAA tournament the greatest sporting event ever. I'm sitting here watching West Virginia, after being down by 18 early in the first half, come back to lead Xavier by 1 with 1:56 left. And the best part is I TOTALLY CALLED WEST VIRGINIA IN THE ELITE 8 IN MY BRACKETS! The NFL with Fantasy Football comes close, but really nothing else in sports combines the excitement of the game along with a feeling of involvement that comes with filling out brackets. Oops now Xavier is up by 2 because WV all of the sidden can't hit a shot and Xavier is hitting their free throws. Total nail biter, and even though on any normal day I wouldn't give two shits about anything in West Virginia you'd better belive I'm rooting like hell for them now, and all because I happened to pick them as an Elite 8 darkhorse.

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Go Xavier! by CountSpatula (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu Mar 27, 2008 at 05:34:26 PM EST
I've actually got them picked to win the whole shebang on my bracket.  If I'm actually right, I believe the pot is up to $1.25 now.  Sweet.

Sorry about WV losing, but, like you said, they weren't hitting their free throws.  It was a nail-biter, that's for sure.  Even though my picks have sucked this year, I've still got two confirmed final four in the running, with Wisconsin to hand out a severe ass kicking tomorrow evening.

We'll see.

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The ewido online scanner is pretty good. by chuckles (4.00 / 1) #2 Thu Mar 27, 2008 at 05:44:55 PM EST
Failing that, try making a UBCD4Win CD from a clean machine, boot the infected machine from the CD, and use the included antivirus/antispyware utilities.

"The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin [...] would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities"
Solution by anonimouse (4.00 / 1) #3 Thu Mar 27, 2008 at 11:12:36 PM EST
Put your preferred flavour of Linux/BSD on her machine....

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
Good plan by Rogerborg (4.00 / 4) #4 Fri Mar 28, 2008 at 03:27:39 AM EST
Then the GUI will run slowly and pop up annoying incomprehensible messages by design.

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As a Xavier graduate by lm (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Mar 28, 2008 at 04:32:57 AM EST
Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. I'm rooting for them all the way.

That said, they didn't even get to the sweet sixteen in my bracket. I never let who I'm actually rooting for impact who I pick. Although, maybe this time, I ought to have done so.

Kindness is an act of rebellion.
My friend got that by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Mar 28, 2008 at 04:47:12 AM EST
I seem to recall he cleaned it using hijackthis and vundofix.

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