Ever since I got some rudimentary training in the manipulating the guts of thestate.com (to help in managing the opinion portion), I’ve been on some list that means I get all sorts of extremely esoteric, bewildering technical e-mails from some entity known as "McClatchy Interactive."
Fortunately, the subject lines are distinctive (gobbledegook such as email@example.com), so I can delete them without thinking.
But just before I deleted the latest one, I saw this language in the body of the message:
We identified the
offending process and have stopped it from executing. All services are now back
up and should be functioning correctly.
That sounds way cold-blooded. Like the revenge of the Hal and his pals. They stopped it from executing "with extreme prejudice."
Be afraid. Be virtually afraid.