Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Woe Is My Computer

For the last several days we have been experiencing tremendous difficulties on this computer: extremely slow going, frequent freezing and shutdowns, interminably long times in re-starting, and regular web pages that no longer "remember" me.

Then, to add insult to injury, Qwest called us yesterday to inform us that a virus is being spread from our IP number! Thankfully, our computer tech (Isaac Serafino) was here at the time and talked to the guy for 45 minutes and explained that our virus protection programs show no evidence of successful attack. And there was some confusion over the IP number Qwest said was ours and the one Isaac tracked down. So we're still struggling for answers.

As some of you may know, we have been the target of hackers before including a very sophisticated attack from an anti-Christian source based in Turkey a couple of years ago. That one captured the Vital Signs Ministries web page and we were forced to shut it down for a month while re-formatting the entire site.

So, are we again under the thumb of some hacker? Are we the victim of an arbitrary viral attack? Or is Qwest wrong and we're simply dealing with a severe hardware problem? I hope we'll learn the answers soon. Please pray for wisdom, patience, and freedom from these hassles. Thanks.