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PSA: Virus alert

So, there's an email going around the past few days. If you get this one, it will say it's an e-card from a family member, or an e-card from a friend. When you open the email, there will be a nice little message saying if you can't view the card, please click on this link. DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK. If you click on the link, it will give you a virus.

A real e-card will tell you who it's from; the subject line would say something like "An e-card from Liza," rather than just "An e-card from a family member."

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rillaspins
Jun. 29th, 2007 09:32 pm (UTC)
I got one the other day that told me I could send free ecards. Since I already knew that I deleted it....silly spam.
aedifica
Jun. 29th, 2007 10:56 pm (UTC)
Heh. :-)
taerf
Jun. 30th, 2007 12:30 am (UTC)
Heh, I just got one today too - guess its pretty common then. Thought the subject was rather sneaky...

Subject was: You've received a postcard from a family member!

Also purporting to be from bluemountain.com... which is a place where my grandparents occasionally send ecards from. Was suspicious of the subject though... normally it gives the person's name. Not a vague relation.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 6th, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC)
Miss Eliza Doolittle.
Too bad more people don't have better sense when it comes to incoming emails being fraudulent.... it always seems like such an obvious thing to me. But then, I recall you were also one to whom computers came very naturally. It was good to see you again after these 8+ years, even if it was brief, and I'm pretty sure you didn't see me. I can't say that it's a surprise that you're working in a computer related field. Looks like I helped teach you well, but then again, I'm not sure you needed my instruction.

I always regretted not saying goodbye, or anything else for that matter. Perhaps if we ever talk again, and you're willing to forgive me... or perhaps you don't feel it's necessary, but I don't think I knew exactly what I was doing at the time, or even why. I think I do now though if you ever want to ask.

Q, but a J may be better for your memory, if you haven't already guessed.
aedifica
Jul. 6th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Miss Eliza Doolittle.
I'm not sure who you are. I have a guess, but it seems a most unlikely one. Are you willing to give more clues? Or should I just assume that the unlikely isn't as unlikely as I think? (And what are you doing in Minnesota, if so?)
(Anonymous)
Jul. 9th, 2007 02:11 am (UTC)
Re: Miss Eliza Doolittle.
Based on the clues I gave, some of which were vague, you probably should assume that your guess is not so unlikely as you might think at first.

As I said, I did teach you, though I'm not sure if you were really so diligent at coming to see me at 8AM in the dungeons of Atanasoff due to a need for instruction as much as a desire to say hi.

As to why I'm in Minnesota.. life just is full of surprises... especially when someone else's career becomes more important than your own.

I must say, my heart skipped a beat when I caught a glimpse of your face as you entered an elevator in the Vet building this past March... but was also filled with a bit of trepidation, as I wasn't sure what you would have to say to me should we meet up again. I did dissappear rather suddenly, and wasn't sure what your reaction would be if we ran into one another again. I'm pretty sure you didn't see me in return, however.

At any rate, the wife (yes wife), is asking questions about which old friend's page I'm posting on, and so I really shouldn't push it much. Look forward to your reply.
aedifica
Jul. 9th, 2007 02:41 am (UTC)
Re: Miss Eliza Doolittle.
Hello! Yes, you are who I guessed. What were you doing in the Vet Med building? Did you have a sick pet? Me, I work there--I do desktop support for the College of Veterinary Medicine and a couple of other departments (not that I do it alone, I'm one of four people who share it). You would have been welcome to say hi, I bear you no ill feelings.

Congratulations on your marriage! I'd be interested to hear what you've been up to--would you be interested in meeting for coffee or something sometime? If it would help your wife's comfort level about it, I'm happily monogamous these days.
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