Digital Barf: Not that I am going to spew bytes at anyone who reads this, or disgust you with juicy chunks of verbal veggies. I am talkng about the trash out there that makes the web so unenjoyable at times. There are so many things that I love about the digital life, but a couple of days ago we became digitally sick here at the Digital Ranch. How did we become sick? A digital flu bug, a virus. In the real world you shouldn't eat food unless you know where it comes from or how it is prepared. It might look the same as other food, but you really don't know. This was the case for me. I downloaded a file from a site that has always been fine in the past (granted it is a site of hacks, but it hasn't been a problem in the past). I copied the files to a CD and then decided to surprise my beloved with the new program. Boy was she surprised! In fact, she has been working for almost 48 hours straight (allowing for 5 hours of sleep) in removing the virus(s). The nasty little critter was the most loathsome virus that we have ever encountered. Unlike other virii such as Happy, Beagle, or Sober, there didn't seem to be a "remove" ype tool online. But, after a couple of days my beloved has loaded a ton of new "anti" stuff on her laptop and all seems to be well again.