Countdown

Countdown

5, 4, 2, 1… Ο δήμαρχος της Αθήνας είναι βλάκας. Oh well. Χρόνια πολλά και καλό 2009!
Power

Power

A fifteen year old boy, shot by a cop: Tragedy? Yes. Does that give people the right to destroy millions of euros worth of property and with that, the livelyhood of many families and individuals? No. I wonder if at any time while these so called “anarchists” were throwing rocks at all the storefronts did they realize that they were jepardizing the employement of so many hundreds of people. After the damage done to Plaisio (Πλαίσιο) on Stournari, I doubt that it will ever open again. That’s about 100 jobs lost. These “anarchists” also destroyed another store down the block from Plaisio causing over 100,000 euros in damage. The owner is a family man with a wife and daughter. All the man could do is cry. His life was ruined. And he wasn’t the only one. Many of the store owners on Patision (Πατισίων) took to the streets to confront these arnarchists and protect their properties and way of lives. The police were doing nothing (as usual) and the anarchists were getting more and more bold. Our livelyhoods were threatened. Our neighborhood was threatened. We had to take action. A few of us decided to fight fire with fire. Rocks flew, curses yelled and, in the end, a handful of us managed to push back the gang of “anarchists” two city blocks and out of our neighborhood. The “anarchists” gave way to our onslaught because they are in reality not a gang of individuals fighting for an ideal, but a bunch of pussies that where there only to have a good time and maybe get a laptop out of it....
Solution

Solution

The last 2 days have been crazy. Random restarts and crashes. Internet drop-outs. Electronic chaos… Having that happen to one computer is stressful enough, but what about when it happens to forty? Apart from the inconvenience of some gamers having to restart, some people lost a lot of important work. I just hate having to appologize to irrate customers for something like this, but it happened… again… and again… and again… and again… So after two days of crazy, I came upon the reason and the solution while desperately searching online. I stumbled upon this article in PC World and depending on who you ask, the culprit was either Conficker.a or Downadup. So cute that they give them names like that. Fact of the matter is, those “cute” WORMs, screwed with my whole network and my reputation as a realiable Internet Cafe went to hell. It’s so hard to gain back an customer’s trust… It’s one thing to have a problem and fix it, but it was driving me crazy not knowing the reason why the preverbial shit hit the fan. Lesson learned, I guess. First thing to do when things go wacky? Update Windows! Now I know. And knowing is half the...