I am Microsoftie 4 ever (18+ years) working in Windows Services and Content team in the UK, my blog is mainly focused on the Windows family of products and trying to provide help pointers and resources for customers on our products.
I just started seeing this message pop up (from my etrust realtime protection) on a few sites including this blog!!!! how can that be?
A quick bit of surfing took me to http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/12/02/actnsswift-virus-affecting-embedded-youtube-vids/
'Apparently some sort of relatively aggressive virus is affecting certain embedded YouTube videos. Some are saying it affects IE and Firefox users, while others say it’s only going after IE. The virus is called Actns/Swif.T and seems to contain a redirect to a phishing website embedded within a SWF file.
The site apparently installs Antivirus 2009, which is malware. We’ll pull our most recent YouTube embeds, but be careful because this one appears to have just broken out today. If you find yourself being automatically redirected or experience other weird pop-ups, especially for something called Antivirus 2009, don’t click on anything.'
The only Youtube video on the main page is the TronMan one so thats gone, and so is the message WTF is going on :S
Was just sent the below link (thanks Akim) about the UK Windows Media Center and Home Server User Group, which I think has just got going.
So if you want to know more about Media Center or Home Server in the UK and join the enthusiast community then it looks a great place to start.
'Simon and Ian have been looking for a way to really bring Windows Media Center users and enthusiasts together, we both live in the UK and we think there's some great fun to be had by getting the enthusiast community meeting each other. At this kind of event we'd hope to share our knowledge, bring in some exciting guest speakers both from within the community and the vendors and maybe even some system installers.
Most of all we want the events to be fun, and for everyone to get something out of them that they're going to enjoy. We want to officially open up the conversation on this so that we know what you'd like to see. So join the UK Windows Media Center and Home Server User group.'
There is the obligatory Blog http://thedigitallifestyle.com/cs/groups/uk/blog/default.aspx but nothing posted, come on guys, even if it is a little hello..
The other areas such as Discussions and Wiki I expect to grow as the group gets going.
Although it says Microsoft UK is supporting the user group I don't know by how much.
You can also visit our Windows Help and How-to Windows Media Center help Center, where you can see help on getting started, demos and answers to some of your questions.
Just got the following from Matt over on the Windows live channel announcing the free messenger goodies available on Messenger Central for Windows Live Messenger
Expression packs – Create your own wink with the wink workshop or get some ‘geek-chic’ with the new Techicons pack
Games - Fishticuffs! Amongst other things...
Agents – Find out all you need to know by chatting to one of our agents, from astrology to translation
Activities – Featuring Time for a Story, MSN Wallpapers and more!
Alerts – Keep up to date with all the MSN channel updates and XBOX news
Btw if you have never played Fishticuffs then you haven't lived
that accompanied the trailer ( a track called How it ends by the band called Devotchka then you can now get it in the UK for 79p via iTunes I think
'Due to the incredible success of the game in the UK and the insatiable demand for all things GOW2 from the fans, we’re thrilled to be able to offer consumers the chance to enjoy this track as a bona fide single release.
The TV ad launches on Dec 1st and due to overwhelming demand, we’re thrilled to offer the original track, a remix of the track, and the original TV spot all for the incredible value of 79p.'
More info on the Offical XBox web site