Dealing With A Real Son Of A Bit.

Hey! Nope, didn’t fall off the edge of the planet. I decided, shortly after my last post, to go visit an old site I hadn’t been at for almost a year. Yep – real bad move. I ended up with a virus that managed to sneak in underneath my malware, and proceeded to wind its’ way throughout my entire PC. Took me a couple days just to make sure I wasn’t sending you all ads for cheap Viagra and such! After that, it turned into a hacking session in DOS. Yeah, I was actually poking around my boot files to get rid of this sucker! Finally got a clean scan yesterday, tried a few reboots, then made sure all my search histories and cookies and such were all clean. Finally, hit the Net today to check everything out, and HOORAH!

Now I just have a few Emails to clean up. ‘Bout 3500 or so. Joys.

So, I will be getting back to everybody who left comments, in the next day or two. (I had a long day of yardwork, including the church, so I’m just gonna veg here for a while.) And as a little thank you, here’s a little something that was inspired by the movie “Deep Impact”. Not as good as “Armageddon”, but definitely worth checking out. (Not to deal in the dreaded “spoiler” here, but it’s about a comet hitting Earth. Without that, my little bit of prose won’t make much sense. Knowing that, my creation probably STILL doesn’t make much sense, but to paraphrase the old song, “It’s my blog, and I’ll post if I want to”. :p

Starlight, glinting off snow.
The cold melted by a heat
Greater than a thousand suns,
The heat of your love.

Starlight, glinting off snow.
When we became one,
And we thought our love
Would, like the world, be eternal.

Starlight, glinting off snow.
A stranger from space,
Hurtling toward our home,
About to render all gone.

Starlight, glinting off snow.
As the moments count to zero,
We are so far apart, and yet
Closer than ever before.

So I tell you goodbye.
Soon, I will become part
Of a blast, with a heat,
Greater than a thousand suns.
How ironic, that I leave as I met you,
With starlight, glinting off snow.

Have a good weekend!

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13 Responses to Dealing With A Real Son Of A Bit.

  1. whiteladyinthehood says:

    I own both of those movies. (the dreaded E.L.E.) Your poem reminds me of a Sci-Fi Love poem? I like the part: We are so far apart, and yet Closer than ever before. Very nice, John. Are you a romantic?

    • Oh heavens, yes! One of the first movies I got REALLY hooked on was Camelot. Shoot, I bought my own armour and swords! Definitely a romantic – if I can find some of the drivel I wrote back in the 80s, you’ll see it’s been a lifelong affliction. (By the by, I can’t take full credit for that “farther apart/closer together” thing – Robert Duvall’s character “Fish” says “We’ll never be closer to home than we are now” right before they fly the ship into the comet and destroy it and themselves, saving Earth in the process. But then again, all great writing plagiarises from SOME previous works, right? 😀 )

      • whiteladyinthehood says:

        It’s been a long time since I’ve seen that movie! I do remember Robert Duvall’s character now that you mention that (he was really good and one of the other astronauts was blinded when the sun came up – I think!) I do remember the little boy and his girlfriend (and baby) make it…
        Yep, I can definitely see you being a romantic.

  2. tom says:

    I would have pressed Like except that could be confused with like hearing about computer viruses gumming up the works.

  3. fasab says:

    Good to have you back 🙂 Hey, how come getting a virus is a bad thing, yet going viral is good???

  4. benzeknees says:

    I’m so happy to see you back! I have been missing you John! I hope your rest was good for you! Stop by anytime.

  5. aFrankAngle says:

    Cheers to your ability to root around in the computer files … .and to do it successfully to boot. (Rimshot). Yikes to those emails. Cheers to your ode.

    • I learned enough to be dangerous back in the days of Windows 3.1 (hacking games, of course). Nowadays, those rats at Microsoft keep making it harder and harder. Thank goodness for backwards compatibility!
      Thanks for the cheers. Now off to the inbox – down below 3000, here’s hoping for 2k! 😀

      • aFrankAngle says:

        Here’s a challenge for you. Are deleted files retrievable from a tablet? (Samsung Galaxy 10.1)

      • Yikes! No me hablo Tablet. Sorry, my friend – that’s a wee bit too hi-tech for me. I can check around for you, if you want – my wife knows a lot of uber-techy types online, and might be able to dig you up some help. I’ll check with her when she gets home later.

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