Thu May 6th 2004 20:06:06: The Evil AXIS
Had a scare earlier
I got up to go to the loo and was just shutting the door when I heard my modem dial up. But my modem doesn't make noises while it dials. I aborted the toilet trip out of curiosity and returned to my computer and watched... "Connected to AXIS".
I've never switched the modem off so quick!
My guess is that the MP3 website I happened to be downloading from (humm de dumm) downloaded some kind of dialer to my computer (I had to allow Anti Leech more permissions than normal, so that might have been it), which made my normal connection hang up and redial their phone number. What that phone number was I don't know, as the DUN entry had the number "5", however it definitely dialed more than that and worked (connected me to the Internet). I hate to think how much it will appear as on the bill. Good thing I noticed as soon as it happened, else that could have got expensive.
In other news we finally re-caught the mouse. It got caught out by the ever moving mouse trap. Poor thing only got it's toes of one foot caught, however the shock must have killed it.