I figure this file corruption was brought to me courtesy of the winfax malware I picked up some weeks ago. I have nearly shaken the infection with endless batteries anti-spyware, a switch to Mozilla and prodigious use of the "end task" button when it began. Fighting spyware reminds me of a church hymn which goes "my life flows on, in endless song, above earth's lamentations....".
The Microsoft site was useful, but far too Vista oriented when I prefer XP and plan to prefer XP for a long-ish time. Having not gotten an easy refill of Windows Movie Maker, I instead downloaded the Windows Malicious Program software, and am now re-scanning my computer for malware.
In other news, a new friend from Spain sent me a bird video for ultimate youtube posting to which I am to add a soundtrack. See also minor nuisances set forth above.
In good news:
A. I got a new tail light for my car for free from the same folks who fixed my wife's car for pay;
B. I get to see my dad this weekend;
C. The ducks at our local pond have ducklings who are halfish-grown now;
D. I am reading a fascinating Niebuhr biography;
E. My mother's side of the family is having a reunion in three weeks;
F. I used to own a sky-blue leisure suit;
G. I have the joy down in my heart.