A Rose by Any Other Name…

Over the last several weeks, I’ve received a number of confounding emails from people who ran the gamut from befuddled to annoyed to outright pissed off. They’ve accused me of loading software on their systems that took over all of their browsers.

This confused me. “Imminent”, or “imminent.com“, my Imminent, is this blog. Period. Nobody else gets to use this domain in any way.

Regardless of my attempts to clarify, or defend, or sympathize, most of these people writing me would not accept clarification, would not accept my defense, didn’t care about my sympathy. They wanted what I can only describe as their righteous pound of flesh.

During this little odyssey, I confess that I didn’t much care about anything except that these folks had the wrong guy, and frankly most of their descriptions of the problem were so close to incoherent that I assumed it was some noob who’d got their system infected and was looking for someone to blame. In one case, it appears that it may have been someone’s executive assistant who infected her boss’ machine and was desperately looking for someone to toss under the bus.

Finally, some enlightenment:

Imminent, in addition to my blog, turns out to be the name of some new virus running around. Shit. People download it, get infected, and go looking for the bug’s owner. The virus’ creators seem to use a different spelling: iminent. But nobody seems to notice that before they send their ire my way.

Folks, it isn’t me.