Dan finally came back and we decided to go see Rush Hour 2 which was a pretty kick ass movie. Very much on par with the first one. Lots of action, quite funny. Good movie, I recommend it. Then we came back, it was about 11:20 and they chilled for about 10 minutes before taking off. It was fun, glad to see them again. As a side note, Brian has some mad flute skills.
I was about to go to bed and I came in here to check my email and there was an ICQ from my boss... I ended up having to go into work. Hence the 2:45 post-time of this entry. Apparently our mail server was down most of the day. Gene, Isaac, and I were at Webster at 12:00pm sharp. Isaac gets the award for true geek, he showed up just for the sheer geek factor.
Essentially what it boiled down to was that with the big influx of viruses lately a LOT of traffic was going through our mail server. So much that it completely bogged down the machine so nothing would work on it. Once we changed some mail times so it wasn't so aggressive about sending out mail it seemed to go back to normal. So essentially we denial of serviced our own mail server. Not good!
While we were there I checked our mail server for CodRed virus attacks... In one day (8-4-2001) the web portion of our mail server logged 571 attempted attacks, from 456 unique IPs. That is one CRAZY virus going around out there!