Scott Hanselman

Network Intrusion My Ass

September 29, '05 Comments [6] Posted in Musings
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I'm at the W Hotel in Seattle, downloading three SP2 updates for various Office products (OneNote, Office, Visio), syncing RSS with FeedDemon, chatting on Messenger, Skype is up, Google Sidebar is off doing something, Windows Automatic Updates is spinning and I get this little gem:

Intrusionmass

Since when did using your computer effectively become questionable? Well FORGIVE me if there's life beyond Port 80. I swear, you request more than one page a minute and these fools think it's a DoS.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Thursday, September 29, 2005 9:07:58 AM UTC
Just be glad they didn't cut you off. Happened to me in Chicago last year.

I was VPNing back to work and all of a sudden my network traffic dried up.

When I tried to get to any websites, I got a page informing me that due to "questionable network activity" my access had been suspended. They didn't suspend charging my room for the network access of course, and the 800 number I was given to call to try and sort things out was switched to voicemail...
Thursday, September 29, 2005 9:23:39 AM UTC
Scott,
I would love to meet you while in town - want to get some BBQ saturday in Redmond?
Ry
Thursday, September 29, 2005 10:39:54 AM UTC
The beds at the W sure are comfortable though. You can always take a 10 minute nap... :-)
Thursday, September 29, 2005 9:40:49 PM UTC
Ry - Sat I'm leaving around noon. Where are you?
Thursday, September 29, 2005 11:37:36 PM UTC
Give me a call, 425 736 9587, and let's hook up. I'm free friday night and tonight. I work in redmond and live in Lynnwood.
Monday, October 03, 2005 3:22:09 AM UTC
I agree man, W's internet connex royally sucked.
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