actuality.log


Thursday, August the 28th, 2003

I boot up, load everybody’s favorite messenger, gaim, when all hell breaks loose. I get a friendly message from M$.

(15:34:25) messenger@microsoft.com: You are running a version of messenger that requires an immediate security update. Please visit http://messenger.msn.com/Help/Upgrades.aspx to complete the update.

(15:34:25) messenger@microsoft.com has closed the conversation window.

In other words, please reboot to our OS and install our client, as part of our Trustworthy Computing initiative. They wish.

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4 Responses to “gaim and all that sort of thing”

  1. Puli says:

    “trustworthy computing initiative” haha true …indeed!

  2. fuckMS says:

    I hate those money hungrey sorry ass coding bitches!

  3. Anil says:

    well, u get the same message on windows too, so don’t feel too bad about it. :-)

  4. wahgnube says:

    Yep. A friend of mine who hadn’t updated to the new MSN (6.x is it?) was telling me she kept getting it at regular intervals.


1 people conned into wasting their bandwidth.