September 23rd, 2004


I suck at the Internet

Laptop died three times yesterday shortly after connecting to the Internet, citing lsass.exe (logon authentication process) and giving me a one-minute countdown to save anything I was working on before the shutdown. I don't think it's Sasser-related, but it's been a long time since we've patched that computer, and I can't even remember if it has an antivirus utility. If anyone has any ideas aside from worm-hunting, please do let me know. I don't feel like signing up to five IT message boards in the vain hopes of locating an answer.

I feel pretty rusty and delinquent as a troubleshooter... in fact, sometimes I feel like I don't know jack or shit about computers anymore. I may have to program something solely to rid myself of that feeling- but I don't know what to program, and even if I had an idea, it would probably be on so grand a scale that I wouldn't have the skill to carry it through, thus making me feel worse in an ever-downward spiral of not-good-feelingness.

Maybe I'm just a leeetle pessimistic because I spent a good eight or nine hours yesterday testing software bugs.
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