Having recovered from the holidays and several proposals and reports, it is time for met to get back to blogging. Certainly lots of interesting things to write about.
Where better to start than a report of the world's biggest grid computer. Or maybe not ... I read a report from the Davos Forum that quotes Vint Cerf as saying that between 100 and 150 million of the world's 600 million computers are (unwittingly) engaged in botnets. The report notes that "a single botnet at one point used up about 15% of Yahoo's search capacity [retrieving] random text snippets to camouflage messages so that its spam e-mail could get past spam filters." Scary.