Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
Last week I went to the doctor’s office and got my flu shot. My wife’s OB/GYN had warned her about how dangerous it can be for an infant to get the flu. So, we all got our flu shots before Adrian Boethius Criswell Stilley was born this last Thursday.
After the delivery, someone in hospital administration called up to the room to ask me about spelling for Adrian’s names (evidently they don’t get too many babies named Boethius — imagine that). She also asked if we wanted him listed in the immunization registry. When a child is registered they keep computer records of all his/her inoculations and they are easily accessible for those who need to know.
These are just a couple of examples of how serious we all take the problem of communicable diseases. Unfortunately, we aren’t always as careful when it comes to the the communicable diseases that our computers can catch. Viruses, worms, hackers, — they even sound nasty.
You might want to check out the free immunization services offered by CyberDefender. With CyberDefender’s security suite you receive real-time security updates and virus alerts, break through technology, and full compatibility with other security software. You can get comparable products from McAfee, Symantec, Pctools, Webroot, Stopzilla and Panda if you want to spend $150. Free vs. $150? Hmmm, tough question. And a big plus, when you protect your PC with the CyberDefender Early Detection Center you get LIVE technical support for any problem with your computer (one time) and 2 GB online backup.
My doctor charged me for my flu shot. The hospital charged us for Adrian’s immunizations. But, you can get free virus protection for your computer with CyberDefender. Check them out.
There is a great line in the movie Cars, where Mater the tow truck is showing the rookie race car Lightning McQueen how to drive backwards. McQueen is impressed and asks, “How do you do it?” Mater responds, “I don’t have to know where I’m going I just have to know where I’ve been, I use my rear view mirrors.”
I know there has to be a great life illustration in there somewhere. Ideas?
I keep a little blue plug on my desk. It is there as a reminder to me not to do something stupid. Not that it really works (as is evidenced by me catching a scorpion Sunday night and bringing it into a colleagues office as a gift), but that is the intention nonetheless. Why a little blue plug? It is a Quickport Cat5e Jack for a wall outlet into which a network cable was inserted for a software training class to have internet access. I got up to get coffee, wasn’t watching where my feet were going, [Read more…]