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!

6 comments:

Leasmom said...

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

Kudzu Molly 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!

The Hermit 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!