>Well, those of you who work at TCA probably already know, but for those
>of you who don’t, I won’t be coming back in to work Monday.
>Which is good, because I’ve apparently got plans with Derrick and Louis
>For those of you who don’t know, I got terminated from my position at
>TCA, and so I don’t have to repeat this for everyone individually when
>you will ask me in person or whatever, I’m going to explain it for you
>why I got removed from (the) office.
>TCA users have a relatively serious problem with Netbus, which most of
>you are familiar with. In case you aren’t familiar with it, it’s a
>virus which allows intruders from the internet to basically have full
>control over your computer, including listening to your microphone,
>opening your cd drive, your entire file system, as well as numerous
>other juvenile pranks.
>Cursory scans of our users show that at anywhere from times one out of
>every fifty users up to one out of every hundred are infected with
>netbus or back orifice (a virus of the same kind).
>I was working on writing a program which would go in and remove this
>virus from a computer, and I was testing out on our users computers.
>One of the users in Longview (one of our service areas) had a trap set
>up on his computer where it looked like he was infected, but when the
>program came in to remove the virus, it would actually be a message to
>the intruder stating his ip would be reported to the ISP.
>Well, just that happened, and while I talked with the individual upon
>which my program intruded and explained the situation to him (for which
>he was grateful that something was being done like that), he had
>already talked to someone else and the news filtered up all the way to
>the TCA legal department.
>And then of course I came in a couple days later and was told to clean
>out my cubicle after a short talk with Jenell (our office manager) and
>Tracy (one of the new NOC support staff). I cleaned out the cubicle
>under the supervision of Tracy.
>To TCA staff: I don’t hold any hard feelings towards you guys. You
>don’t have to panic, even though I know passwords upon hidden passwords
>to get in, I won’t, because I knew you guys didn’t want me to get
>canned (that’s what I’m told anyways…).
>On the other hand, I would like to take a aluminum baseball bat to this
>anonymous legal team who demands my blood for my first offense in four
>years of loyal service to the Internet Tyler/TCA organisation.
>So this is my temporary new email address, guys, until I get another
>job where they issue me an email address, or I get my website back