By naotoj on Jul 26, 2004
From my vacation, i.e. Las Vegas. It was nice except the temperature there, which was over 110F. We went to see a magic show by David Copperfield, and my wife was lucky enough to be selected to appear on stage and got lost into the thin air. She seemed to be put a seal upon her lips about how she got lost, by being given an autograph from David.
I have avoided to open my inbox till this morning. I expected a couple of hundreds emails were there, but that was not quite right. It turned out to be a couple of thousands :( However, soon I figured out that that was not because of my vacation, but the new virus (a variant of MyDoom) which spread out this morning.
My main machine has Java Desktop System as its OS, so there was no fear that it got affected by that virus, but the problem was the team email address we exposed to the public to solicit comments/questions. Looks like the virus was trying to extract email addresses from major search engines, such as Google, and that's why Google was down this morning as a result of DoS attack. It was kind of irony that Google was down when they announced the share price range for their IPO.
Anyway, I am back on business!