Friday, May 05, 2006

This Tent's for You, Welcome Home, -and- You Can Stop Now

This Tent's for You - Arizona posse to arrest illegal immigrants
Welcome Home - cat to be returned to owner after 10 years
You Can Stop Now - 4-year-old boy runs 40 miles

POSER: (Answer will appear on Monday.)
Q: What do you call a synthetic champion golfer?

A federal court has ordered a man who was at the center of the nation's first "spyware" case to be fined $4 million. Sanford Wallace was accused by the Federal Trade Commission of running an operation that infected computers with software that caused pop-up ads and then tried to sell consumers cures called "Spy Wiper" and "Spy Deleter" for $30.

In a related case Thursday, the government reached a settlement with Jared Lansky, an ad broker who disseminated ads containing Wallace's spyware. He is to give up $227,000 in ill-gotten gains.

A client brought a computer to me for an upgrade this morning. I believe the upgrade went very well indeed! Click to enlarge.