Herders spurs are their keyboards

I once lived in Australia, and yes, since I am a brash American I spent most of my years there getting my ass kicked. But, the beer and wine were good, and I made some lifelong friends.

A group of them recently moved to Denver, and as it turns out they had kids and were using a new service I helped develop (Tot Jot) to keep the grandparents informed as to what the grandkids were up to. Much fun there, with the international connection – total coincidence, from 13,000 miles, but made me smile nonetheless. The other night, I was invited to dinner. They had just shipped in some outstanding lamb (apologies in advance to the veggie crowd – no, screw that, the meat was unbelievable). The guy who put the package together has a farm where he raises all sorts of four legged, free range animal. He rides a horse all day on thousands of acres rounding up his income.

It reminded me that Microsoft just released a new set of patches, and already the botnets are being rounded up for the attack.

I just purchased a new pair of boots for winter myself, but I don’t need spurs for them – I use a keyboard, attached to my everyday steed (a Powerbook), for my herding. And so it seems, do the malcreants.

***UPDATE***

Of course, Corporate America may just need to start issuing extra tack, if the attacks they now have to deal with are any indication.

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