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Win32.Slammer

It's been a long time with no posts; work has become very hectic of late. With a ship date bought forwards by four months, there's a lot scrambling to be done to make everything happen in time. Nothing like a challenge.

I'm off to LA tomorrow for a few days vacation, meeting up with Lauren. I'm really looking forward to some time off, and seeing the delights that California has to offer - Disneyland, Hollywood and all.

The Slammer attacks of Friday/Saturday have calmed down somewhat, but I imagine it's going to be a busy few days picking up the pieces. It's fascinating to see such a small fragment of information (376 bytes) can have such a profound effect on so many people and businesses, preventing them for accessing the increasingly indepensible internet. True, you could say something earth-shattering with 376 bytes (God doesn't exist, we're all aliens, for example), but it's extremely hard to find a case where the fragment has the same evidence that proves what it says is really true.

Of course, at the end of the day, it must be Microsoft's fault, so any further discussion is somewhat redundant.