Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Viruses and the Barter Economy

Just a quick post today.  My computer has some crazy virus, so it's out of commission until we have our computer guy come cast some tech-geek-magic spell on it and hopefully it will be happy and work again.  In the meantime, I almost had to go to the library to use their computer to post this, but I'm using my sweet friend's computer instead.  Hopefully the virus is not contagious--I washed my hands before coming over just to be sure ;).

(Yes, I had anti-virus software on, no, it apparently did not do it's job very well, and yes, I have almost everything backed up.)

And now to the part of the post that has to do with preparedness.  We pay for our computer work with salsa.  I love the barter economy.  That is all.

I will post again when I can, but if you don't hear from me for a bit, now you know why.

Oh yeah, and while you're here, don't forget to enter the giveaway for an emergency radio!


Leasmom said...

Wow, you barter for your internet service, thats really great!

Anonymous said...

I think your idea is going to catch on in a big way if this economy continues as it has.

Good job on the bartering!

Good luck with the computer!

Momnerd said...

I hope it gets fixed soon! And I love your way of bartering! Awesome!
P.S. We're doing a pioneer activity in June to get people excited for Trek. I will SOO need your help! K?

HermitJim said...

Sounds like a win-win situation to me! Pretty good job on working the barter, I'd say!

Anonymous said...

Despite using commercial virus protection software, we recently had a major infection at our office. After three days and mega-hours by the tech company we farm out our computer work to, we are still having virus related problems. I use AVG virus protection (the free version) and Spybot (also free) and I was not effected although I am on the same network.

Anonymous said...

I got infected despite having AVG, too. A friend told me to use ComboFix free (for virus eradification) and Malwarebyte's AntiMalware (also free) for malware and adware infections. It worked like a charm.

Salsa's a great barter!