Istanbul cats

Back in the comparative warmth of Oxford, I am enjoying how it feels to be on a computer with a properly calibrated screen and a keyboard familiar enough to require no peeking. It is gratifying to see how much better my photos look when properly displayed.

Since this is my father’s last night in England, I am not going to spend the three hours or so that it will take to sort through my photos from Turkey, just now. You can expect my previous entries to start getting illustrated as of tomorrow, as well as additional batches on Facebook and

PS. Both my iPod Shuffle and my USB flash drive picked up a few viruses over the course of visiting hostel and internet cafe computers. Thankfully, they are all viruses that only affect Windows machines. Travelers with laptops (or computers running Windows back home) beware. I do feel bad about spreading viruses between all those machines; no wonder they were so slow.

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Anonymous December 17, 2006 at 12:03 am

I see you couldnt actually resist the pressure to put some photos online. I like them, and they do add to your posts.

Sylvia December 17, 2006 at 4:58 am

That’s terrible about the viruses, but a golden opportunity for Norton/Mcaffey to make antivirus software for peripherals.

Milan December 17, 2006 at 7:50 am


That might actually put you more at risk. Having a disk with no executable files on it (just data files) means that any executables that latch on are certainly viruses. As soon as you introduce more complex things – even scanning software – it seems as though there would be more places for a virus to hide.

BlackHat January 30, 2007 at 5:10 pm

You are wise to keep a good range of seperation between yourself and anything that has touched an internet cafe machine.

I wouldn’t be surprised if there are viruses that can spread through digicam memory cards.

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