Monday, May 4, 2009

~ Buffer Overflow ~

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WTF!?!  I have no idea what that is or what it means.  Several times over the past few days as I was in google reader and playing catch up on blogs McAfee displayed a warning that it blocked a 'buffer overflow'. 
I'd click ok and then I'd freeze up and have to knock myself off the net.  I tried to research it and amongst the computer mumbo jumbo it stated it 'could' be harmful.  I found nothing that really explained what it was or how to stop it.  ::heavy sigh::  I wish I was more technical savy.  So I thought it was google reader.  I stopped using that for my updates and went on my merry way.  The warnings stopped and I thought I had it in the bag.  Wrong!  I watched more closely the blogs I was reading when it happened and it's been narrowed down to those that have the ads on them.  I believe the user or blog owner may get $ for any clicks but I haven't a clue.  I've never looked into those money making things.  I just felt we all got pissed at AOL for littering our blogs with ads and the $ can't be worth the appearance. My opinion only and not meant to insult those that may have them.   So I'm going to avoid those blogs, for a bit anyway.  I've not had an issue any place else but I want to see if I'm correct.
In the meantime does anyone know what the hell it means or why?  Can I stop it?  What causes it?  Have the problem if they have McAfee?  Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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My last day of disability.  I'm back to work tomorrow.  Seems like I've lost so much time, or maybe I mean missed so much time.  Now that I feel good and the weather has started to turn nice I wouldn't mind being off and getting paid.  That isn't going to happen so I will suck it up and get back to the real world!! 
Since it is my last day I ran and got some flowers and visited the cemetary.  I've been wanting to go and thank my sister for being my angel and helping me fight through all this.  I know in my heart she is the one that sent me back.  I have no doubt!  The flowers were definitely 'doctored' to have more color, but I couldn't resist.  So bright and cheerful!  I didn't leave the entire bunch because there isn't a holder.  I stuck several in the divisions around the stones and brought the rest home.  I have them on my kitchen table and they light up the room.  I hope she likes them as much as I do. 
Soooooooooooo back to work tomorrow.  How the hell am I going to keep up in blogger and facebook now?   A few less comments from me I suppose.  LOL  Or maybe work won't kick my ass and I won't miss a beat.  LOL Time will tell.  
Hope everyone had a great weekend and good start to the week.  How long 'til Friday? 
Hugs
~d

27 comments:

madcobug said...

I have been having the same trouble reading several blogs. I have read several blogs where other people are having the same thing to happen. I belive it is in blogger itself. It gets downright aggravating.
I am sorry that it's back to work for you. I hope your energy holds out for you to go back. Those flowers are beautiful. Hugs, Helen

Brittany said...

good luck going back to work.
I can imagine that you've gotten used to the time off as anyone would!

But it was much needed. Just be thankful that you are well enough to go back :)

Indigo said...

Blogger was playing havok on me a few days ago to the point my blog disappeared altogether. Talk about holding my breath.

Good luck with work tomorrow dear friend and try NOT to overdo it please. I believe your sister guided you back too. (Hugs)Indigo

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Hope your first day back is an uneventfull one :o)

Terri said...

I've been having a hell of a time reading blogs for some reason Internet Explorer pulls up all of a sudden, loading page after page of a blog...and you have no other choice but to shut the computer down and restart...such a pain in the ass... I've seen several others having the same problem... I hope my problem and your problem resolves soon...ugh!

The flowers are beautiful...I know your sister loved them and your visit... I lit a candle for her this weekend :)

I really hope work goes well for you this week....I would be dreading going back as well especially with spring here and all...but hopefully it won't be so bad....

I tell ya, I can't keep up on here anymore during the week it seems...I get home from work and sometimes don't even turn my computer on....so I play catch up on the weekends...lol

Hugs
Terri

thisismehugs-amanda said...

((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))I love the flowers you choose to put on your Sisters grave,very pretty.Good luck going back to work.I will start to put my email addy on for you to send the graffics to me.Thanks. :)

Leslie said...

Sorry your having trouble reading the blogs. Hmm sometimes firefox gives me a hard time with blogger. But most of the time its ok. Hope you figure it all out and soon. I
wish i could give u advice, lol im not too comp savvy myself sometimes, lol. The pic is beautiful as always. I love the touches u added to it. Those are beautiful flowers that you chose for your sisters grave. I am sure she loved them. Im glad u were bale to visit her. I know your first day at work tomm will go well too. I will be thinking of you. Sending good vibes your way. ttys hun take care, Leslie

Lori said...

I'm sure all will go well tomorrow. Take it easy and don't overdo!

Just Bill said...

Donna, all good things have to come to an end and thank God the bad ones too. Suck it up and do the job. It will be good for you, Bill

Lisa said...

AOL sucks a big one and as i told you i use Mozilla Firefox now to go to FB...they say my glitches on my PC are all AOL related, not PC related....i think our computers get bitchy at times and want to make us insane. What a bitch if an ad for profit makes YOUR PC act up....when you have no control over that.
I love both pics...i hope going to talk with your sister provided comfort....i am so happy you are feeling better and i will have you on my mind all day Tues.....i pray you are not too anxious and do not get too tired. Be safe and know i love you, always.

Hollie said...

I have been having problems with a blog opening up about 15 pages of the same one, & they just keep popping up. Arrgh. I don't have any answers.

I hope you have a wonderful first day back. I'll be sending up prayers that it won't be too rough on you tomorrow. Sending hugs;)

Stephycce said...

Yeah the blogs with ads tend to slow my comp down too. :(
Good Luck at work tomorrow!!!
Stephy

Chrissie said...

I've not gotten that message yet. Hope I don't in the future.
Tomorrow will be a great day you'll see. We'll pray that it is not tiring and you ease right back in.
Hugs, Chrissie

FLORIDALADY4U said...

Good luck tomorrow ..as always you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mari

Bridgett said...

Good luck at work today! WooHoo!
What a big moment for you.

And that final flower picture is BEAUTIFUL! I just love daisies.

XOXO

Debbie said...

Hi Donna
I hope like hell I can leave this comment. I haven't attempted to comment on any blogs for more than a week because I'm having a hell of a time just trying to read all of you before I'm bombarded with the neverending eeeeeeeeeeee's. In my research trying to find out how to fix my problem I found this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/conficker

The word ficker in German means..well just change the i to a u and that pretty much says it all. We've been screwed by a worm that has been wiggling since Nov. and not the kinda worm that any of us want to be screwed by :(. The above link updated today and the issue that you're having with buffer overflow is one of the problems it's causing. Whoever created this worm knows what they're doing and what better place to infect so many folks than blogs. I'm not computer savvy either I wish I was. I've been dealing with this crap for a month now it gets tiring. I'm afraid to even send an email to anyone. I could be wrong about what is causing our issues but it sure has my attention. As far as the blogs with ads they are really a pain in the ass..on some of them my cursor disappears, when it comes back after 2/3 minutes it jumps all over the place. WTH!!!!!!!

I'm so glad you got the chance to take your sister flowers and thank her. Our angels are amazing aren't they?

I hope your first day back to work was a good one. I'm so happy you are feeling much better and are enjoying life now.

Love ya
Debbie

Missie said...

I haven't had any problems reading any of the blogs I follow. I never heard of that either.

I don't like to visit blogs that have those advertisments all over them. My blog isn't for sale. That's just my personal opinion. LOL

Hope you have a good 1st day back to work!!

beachmom15 said...

Donna, don't know if you figured this out or not. But if you need any info on conficker. If you still need info on your error message, send me a e-mail and I'll ask hubby to check into it. He's pretty good at that stuff. I had problems with IE8, so I uninstalled it and kept my IE7. Good luck back at work!
Lisa (lisita15)
http://beachmom15.blogspot.com/

Rose~* said...

Hope you took it easy for your first day back at work, Donna. Loved your photos, and I am sure that your sister was smiling when you arrived with those beautiful flowers. (((HUGS)))

Linda said...

Thank you so much Donna for adding my bits of thought to your beautiful flowers! Truly made me smile, I am sure your sister was too! Good luck back at work! Take care!

Jeannette said...

Hi Donna, sorry I missed this but my hard drive crashed and I had to have a new one installed; I'm back online now and playing catch up! I hope your going back to work was OK, I'm sure you were greatly missed and welcomed back. The flowers are beautiful and a lovely verse too. I think ads on blogs show a double standards, we shouted loud enough when AOL added them ~I can't believe how many people suddenly thought they were OK when they were offered them. No way would I ever add one to my journal! Have a good weekend! Jeannette xxxx

Martha said...

How did it going at work? I'm just glad your health is to the point where you can go back now! :-)

I've had that buffer overflow message too and have also hit some blogs and multiple windows start opening and they won't stop until I shut down and restart. I don't know what's going on but it sure is a pain!

Hope you're having a nice weekend!

Shelly said...

Hi Donna. I am so glad to hear you are feeling better and getting back to normal. I haven't been blogging much lately but wanted to come by and see how you were doing and say hello. Love ya and miss ya.

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