Well, my VPN capability is being held hostage.

Comcast is my cabel modem ISP.  (Right now, if I could switch I would.)  I've recycled my cable modem & PC about a half dozen times.  That didn't help, so I called Comcast tech support.

Because of the #!@ blaster worm, according to Comcast, the Department of Homeland Security has issued an advisory that all “RPC ports” and ports 135, 139, and 445 be shut down.  The Comcast helpdesk person and her supervisor said there is no ETA on when the ports will be opened again....

This really stinks.  Big time.  Makes it hard to work from home without VPN access.

If I could get hold of the author of the blaster worm I'd pluck every hair from his (or her) body, one at a time using a pair of tweezers..  Or maybe I'd use an Epilady.  I've heard those can be very painful.  (Never tried one myself.  (Honest))

I think I'll go play some more XBOX.

(at least I can blog and read others' blogs)