links for 2009-04-01

  • New Theme Forums – The comment thread on this page is getting way too long, so I’ve opened up a support forum for This Just In and Get Some! If you have any questions, please post them in the appropriate forum over here.
    These are the freely available themes here on WordPress Hacker. All I ask in exchange for the time and effort I put into creating these themes is that you leave the credit link back to this site in the footer…thanks in advance for helping to give proper credit in this way! Enjoy!
  • Some people really love Star Wars. So, to show their love, they will go to great lengths to dress up as their favorite characters for nerd conventions, nerd parties and any other nerd-based gatherings. Here are some of the worst. (Although, that first Chewbacca picture might qualify as the best. I can't tell anymore.)
  • (CNN) — Experts watched warily Wednesday as a worm infecting millions of computers activated itself as predicted on April 1.

    However fears the Conficker.c worm would cause chaos have so far proved unfounded, with no reports of major problems.

    "As long as you've patched or at least brought your antivirus software up to speed, you should be fine," said Chris Pirillo, a tech expert for CNN.com.

    And there are plenty of anti-virus software packages available.

    "I believe just about everybody out there," Pirillo said, "has a removal tool."

    Still, the worm could cause problems, he said.

    Unlike viruses, worms self propagate, spreading by networks. "Once it's out there, it's very difficult to stop," Pirillo said.

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