August 2003 Archives
|Of worms, MSBlaster, and DirectX
If your computer is affected by the MSBlaster worm or its variants; or your computer hasn't been patched against the worm, we urge you to patch your computer as soon as possible. You can find out how on this page at Microsoft.
Also, it's highly advised you patch against another security hole that's asking for trouble: There's a problem with DirectX that allows a virus, trojan, or any malicious programs to infect your computer by simply playing an infected MIDI file. This affects all DirectX versions from 5.2 all the way up to 9.0. Thus, you can be infected by simply viewing an email or webpage that has an auto-playing MIDI file. You can find out more and how to patch this on this page at Microsoft. At least one other major media outlet has reported this.
If you haven't installed all the critical updates in Windows Update, it's probably a good idea to do so now.
|Sweden Rules, OK?
Congratulations to Eriksson and Dan Petersson, for winning the 2003 Age of Wonders Heaven Mapmaking Competition!
Eriksson won the AoW1 single-player category with Road to Hell
Dan Petersson won the AoW1 multi-player category with Divine Chess
Magog (another Swede!) won the AoW2 single-player category, I won the AoW2 multi-player category. No, I'm not Swedish!
Well done all our winners, thanks to everyone that subjected their works of art to public scrutiny, and thanks also to all the forum members that tried and voted for the maps.