Words to the wise

I think of my Mac as always safe but…

Odds and Ends: A melting MacBook; Web malware common – MacFixIt
Web malware common Whether you call them savior or Big Brother, no one has a better overall view of the Web as a whole than its prime indexer, Google. Now the BBC reports that Google, investigating as part of the StopBadware coalition, finds malware quite common on the Web; just viewing a Web page and clicking a link can cause trouble, and the percentage of Web pages where this can happen is surprisingly high. A Web page doesn’t have to spread such stuff intentionally; the server could be hijacked, or the demons could lurk in secondary content such as automatically placed ads. Internet Explorer is the most common vector, but Mac users should not be complacent.

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  1. Hi, Patti,

    I’ve thought of you and Buck often over the years, and decided to shoot you an email and see how you’re doing. Do you have any Patterbucks running around? Did you ever buy that sheep farm in New Zealand, or was that just a whim?

    I’m in New York, have lived here since 1982, having various adventures and misadventures (so much so, that an agent at William Morris wanted me to write a book about it). Nothing came of that–I was seized with a writer’s block that lasted as long as Anais Nin’s, but I’m writing again now, for a movie producer.

    I’ve always remembered (and loved) your poem about the Little Mermaid. Could you send that to me?

    Now I’m going to look at your blog and see what you’ve been up to.


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