I understand the Bejewelled thing, though. I finally had to break down and buy it.
Ooogh. At least you caught it right away..
2008-08-15 02:31 pm (UTC)
so, are you more like to have to fight the urges over small, dumb mistakes than over the huge "maybe they didn't know better" mistakes?
Mostly it depends on the cost of the damage inflicted.
It took me ages to cure Brad of that. Now he has Linux, so it doesn't matter if he does get tempted.
2008-08-15 02:36 pm (UTC)
Pretty sure there's a free version as a facebook app.
I'm not sure that I trust free software from Facebook.
It's not software. You play the game on-site.
Oh, well, that's probably ok then.
There is no "free"
You can play it online, though. GetRight Arcade has it.
They're born cute so we don't kill them later
Oh, that's funny. I've said to various people how my cat got away with murder with me because she was so cute. She would come in during the winter, lay down on my heat register, and I would wake up freezing. I would look over the side of my bed and see my cat's pretty face and big green eyes looking up at me, and I found I didn't have the heart to throw her out even though my room was as cold as the one in the Exorcist.
Yes, and as a teenager, guess where she was looking.
At least this is your daughter, my office mate would use MY computer to play and i'd endd up having to call every quearter because something slipped through.....she was not vute enough so she is no longer my office mate.
Oh, man, I'm not sure that Viggo Mortensen would be cute enough if he was screwing up my computer on a regular basis!
Hmm. I've played Bejewelled dozens of times with no problem.
Then again, I always play the free Flash versions, not the free downloadable ones. I wouldn't trust those except in tightly controlled sandboxes.
If she's going to download stuff like that, it might be wise to set up a virtualized submachine for her. Things will run more slowly, but won't be able to escape, and containers can be restored easily.
Or I can simply not let her use my machine. ;-)
Well, yes. That's my policy on loaning out books, after many disappointing cases where they were not returned. *looks shocked* You want me to loan you a book?
I have been pretty fortunate in the book-loaning field, but DVDs have become pretty confined to only a few very close friends.
Hey now... That might be largely true on Windows, but some of us are running thousands of pieces of free software without a trace of spyware. :)
Yes, and if the paid-for software I have to use for work was written for a different platform, I might do something else.
2008-08-16 02:36 am (UTC)
That's the problem. We may not have much spyware, but we also don't have many vertical applications, games, drivers, et cetera. :)
My mother uses that expression on me frequently.
I don't do spyware so much as ruin kitchen items by walking away from my cooking, though.
Yeah, I can see why your mom would use that expression in that case!
Dad gets pissed on a regular basis because she does this on his computer.
She is simply forbidden to use the computers for the rest of the trip.