AUTORUN.INF and Flash Drive Infections Spread Faster than Cholera in Developing Countries

Viruses are often spread by something inserted into the orifices of unprotected hosts, although some are virulent / evolved enough to get around basic protection as well. In Thailand, USB drives spread nasties faster than digital treatment can be applied, so after several years of taking care of many computers, I’ve decided that vaccination is the best option*.
This consists of planting a hidden and practically undeletable AUTORUN.INF file in the root of a removable drive.
I use Panda USB to vaccinate. Why? Because pandas are gay, and so are viruses.
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*Like all vacs, you run a chance of getting sick if you have a reaction. Specifically, you could lose all the data on your NTSF-formatted drive in a worst case scenario (most “handy” drives are formatted FAT32). My advice is not to use this feature until it comes out of beta.

Simply greenish Max is composing his next masterpiece

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The boy likes drawing and has talent (that’s from Nam; I suck at it.)
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Previous colors of Max:
sepia Max appreciates your devotion
yellow max
purple max
green max
monokuro max
red red max
orange max
sepia max
coppermine max
blue max

It is inexplicably raining right now*

It’s not rainy season, the big monkey in the sky has no reason to piss on us, and it’s doubtful that I triggered the clouds with Yo Gabba Gabba dancing earlier today.
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*It rained last week, too, and it even got cool for a few days, which was really nice, but also weird for this time of year. Weird is good sometimes.