The "Thankyou Jooske!" thread

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  1. Wayne - DiamondCS

    Wayne - DiamondCS Security Expert

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    Whether you're new to these forums or you've been here since the beginning, one name you almost certainly would've seen by now is Jooske - there's a good chance that she's already helped you at some stage in the past. With the amount of threads she's responded to (most of them trying to help people with various questions or problems) you'd be forgiven for thinking that this was her paid job - but it's not, and that's part of what makes her ongoing contributions to this forum (as well as the DiamondCS forum) particularly special.

    Here at DiamondCS we've known Jooske for several years now, since she first became a registered TDS operator (TDS2 if memory serves). A security-conscious net-savvy woman from the Netherlands with an appetite for knowledge, I remember receiving a lot of emails from her during those early days, eagerly enquiring as to how to use various components of TDS so that she could gain better protection for her system through a better understanding of the software she uses to protect it (a wise move - an educated brain is a stronger defence than any security software). We don't get many of those emails any more, she's got security pretty much sussed out now :). But now she's passing on a lot of what she has learnt by helping people in these forums.

    And by helping out, I mean a _lot_ - since Feb 12 2002 she has made 4204 posts which I believe ranks her as the #1 poster here at Wilders, and at least half of which are simply her giving up her own time to help others, most of them being people she's never seen here before! She's not a programmer or a security researcher or anything along those lines so many of the questions she's answered have posed some problems to her, but she hasn't let that stop her from trying to help people. It may seem strange, but because she's answered so many questions that we (DiamondCS) would've otherwise had to answer, she's actually saved us time (and as anyone in business knows, time = money), which in turn results in more development time, which in turn results in programs being released faster.

    Personally I don't think there are enough people like Jooske on this planet, and likewise I don't think they receive the recognition they deserve, and I know a lot of people here would agree with me on that. However, as long as we've got her here I guess we can settle for just the one. :)

    So folks, the next time you see Jooske in a thread, don't be afraid to say Hello and introduce yourself :)
     
  2. StAnger

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    Jooske rocks. :cool:
     
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  4. Jooske

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    Thanks for the flowers!

    We must never forget we are team players here all together: the one asks or posts something worth mentioning to the world, others answer or react or ask questions on that, result is we all learn from it.
    On line - permanent education :cool:

    Did i ever mention most of my education came since being connected in the DCS family?
    And Wayne: i do have every support email since november 1999 when you helped me out of a real terrible hacking accident which did cost me a new CPU, HD, MB just before i knew about TDS unfortunately and i was there all shaking and not very knowledgeable about that part of internet.
    One can do a few things in such cases:
    get knowledge to better protect yourself and help people around, get very angry and fight back, i did not get angry or just in a constructive way and took care to stay in the driver's seat much more comfortable as time went on, got myself top notch software and hey, i learned a lot more since!
    I like to recognize normal and suspicious computer behavior, learned to drop fear for any nasties and how to threat them, and since the Port Explorer socket spy enables to look at incoming packets and i learned how to send nasty samples in a safe way to the TDS lab....... hmmm imagine how proud i was the other day finding a few nasties even the most famous online virus checker did not recognize but Gavin was able to add them to the TDS primaries list! ha! :cool:
    We can but admire the DCS team with all that distant education and all the patience -- we exchanged (including several other TDS family members) over 4000 emails by now.
    Remarkable lot of patience worth mentioning (DCS support second to none is famous for that among others), and building quite a large support database, besides two support forums and other details on the DCS sites ...
    Wow!

    And still learning from each question! So keep on posting guys!
    And: where possible, see people's real wishes fulfilled in new builds of top notch software, of which many tools are even available for free on the DCS sites!

    Thanks you Wayne old china plate, for making it all possible!
     
  5. Dan Perez

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    My first participation in a web forum was when I registered for TDS and signed onto their private forums. And I immediately felt welcome when I saw Jooske's approach to people there (and of course here!, once I came across Wilders :) ). Even if I felt that my "question-of-the-moment" was dumb I would feel okay in asking it as I saw that Jooske would not treat it that way at all.

    And seeing how well she responds to people in the various forums, I try to use that as a model for how I approach people here as well. So I owe Jooske a wealth of thanks on both counts! :D

    Thanks Jooske!! ;)
     
  6. FireDancer

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    I Agree.. JOOSKE is the BOMB!!!!! :)

    FireDancer :p
     
  7. Jooske

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    Thanks again guys; you can probably imagine who is my role model for forum and email attitude? :cool:

    We agreed all long ago dumb questions don't excist at all: the only which might be dumb are those burning ones not asked.
    Remember we can all learn from them.

    When i look back in the support emails database i could feel dumb about myself and really asking if i left the DCS team baldheaded from tearing out their hairs for my many dumb questions; i could wonder if they would mind now it seems bald is mode and those frustrations might have helped them as they don't have time for going for a haircut anyway! I've not the slightest idea about their hairs condition and as i try to stay on topic i wouldn't dare to aks! (dumb dumb dumb! BURNING question!!!)

    Anyway, good to look back and agree you really did grow and understand things so much better, no more overwhelmed by a whole bunch of new things, but with the little bits of knowledge one can now place it more or less, separate problems in smaller pieces and start working on the most logical ones (we do hope! :D ) to get rid of problems.

    Rocking role bomb ... hmmm that's a new one in the security world!
    You see? Security is sooooo much fun with DCS tools at hand!
     
  8. beetlejuice

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    :D I agree. Jooske should be given kudos for helping me with the various questions that I've had here and at DiamondCS. So let me start with her kudos. Jooske, I officially Applaud ;) you. Also I'd like to thank Gavin and Wayne. All of you are always willing to help with anything that comes up. Thanks to everyone. :D
     
  9. Jooske

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    Thanks Beetjejuice:
    Remember we work as a team, my initial DCS products info came from Wayne, later added by Gavin and Jason, and via the forums ... you see the names of Pilli in the DCS forums and some 6380 more in the members lists whose contributions in most cases ( ;) ) are hightly appriciated and we all can learn from those.
    To make all this possible and keep growing and learning and add to our education it really takes serious teamwork.
    We all love our systems and are curious enough to look for it working optimal and if it can be better, more secure, hammered close tight and reading which ideas nasties had and have no chance on our well protected systems and amazed by new tools and toys to enhance our joy even more.
    I've written before, TDS is central on my system with scripts running from there to do so many nice other things --yes you can have it remotely make your coffee and start the tv and call your local pizza ordering system, and so much more so why do yourself short having it closed one single moment else then for system reboot?--
    I thing that curiosity binds us all for who take security serious and is worth a deeper study.
    I would do my own curiosity short if i would just delete an incoming infected email without at least looking which nasty is there and if it could be a new variant of a known thing, googling on internet for a description if possible so to recognize people's postings better if ever necessary. Think we also are bound by a mission to help other users out and enhance their system's security for the good of the internet community as a whole.
    Others' curiosity goes lots deeper to know every possible bit and byte and way it all works and how it can be intrused and blocked etc..... hence the deep technical discussions here (in which i hardly take part myself)
    Aren't we all together a beautiful security bird with a mission floating all over internet?

    Thanks for the applause, karma cookies, kudos, flowers, happyness is nicest when sharing as we are!
     
  10. puff-m-d

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    Jooske,

    I just thought since you have helped me so many times, both here at Wilder's and the DCS Forums, that I needed to jump in and give you a BIG

    THANK YOU JOOSKE FOR ALL THAT YOU DO !!!

    Regards,
    Kent
     
  11. Jooske

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    Hugs!
    And thanks all to make it all possible!
    :-*
     
  12. Peaches4U

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    However did I miss this thread. Jooske deserves a great big thank you from me also. She helped me by advising how to set up security and helped me out of a nasty virus infection ..... not just a post but she spent many hours and a few days to help me through. Thumbs up Jooske for a job well done and still doing. Needless to say, I have learned a great deal on these forums so thanks Jooske along with several others who devote their time to help others.
     
  13. Jooske

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    Great teamwork here huh?! Glad to be of help and nice to read your system is still ok. I see not only you but others including myself are learning a lot on these friendly and educative forums here.
     
  14. yvonne

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    Good Job Jooske!! I'm kinda new here, but I'm sure I will have some kind of dumb question sooner or later!! :D Nice to meet you...yvonne
     
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    Hi Yvonne - welcome to Wilderssecurity. No question is too dumb to ask and when you do need help, just ask & you will get all sorts of help. I know I did.

    Jooske - my computer has not had an infection since you and LWM and Philli & The Joker, took the time to educate me on computer security. ;)
     
  16. Jooske

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    Hi to you Yvonne too! Yes it's kind of educative environment here.
    When i made my first email support steps to Wayne and team, i thought sometimes (or more often maybe) my questions, remarks or observations of minor importance or dumb. But they showed me all time those things are important too and can change a whole diagnose idea of the computer's welfare. But we need to have the state of mind wanting to learn and to grow.
    On the other hand it can happen you think to do a terrible great discovery and it's just part of a normal process :)
    With the beta-testing i like to start the program to be tested, open notepad (have that thing on your taskbar at hand, always, very handy!!) and every key and what happens with that i note down and try again if something unexpected would happen -- save such a reportage frequently in between so in case you would get into trouble for some reason you don't lose those notes.
    Depending on what and how i post the full reportage or just an overview or excerpt, so i'm used to look at some details and start to know my system rather well.
    It's very educative to see the other team members remarks and their observations and what they are able to test with their systems and knowledge, etc, so i can grow again.
    I try to be good in fool-proof testing :D (quite an art, difficult after some time, really!)
     
  17. Q Section

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    Hello Jooske!

    Jooske was the primary person to have helped us with this computer. When we first started with it - it had absolutely no security on it. It promptly caught some mal/spyware and got hijacked. Jooske guided us with patience and before long got us clean and free and now well protected and with "fully layered" security. (This is of course NOT the primary computer within Q Section but only a test computer. The intelligence people (I Section) have, of course, all the security needed but they are too busy for us to disturb.) :D

    Now after almost one year we are assisting others with computer defense information and still learning.

    Thank you, Jooske!

    For those of you who may have missed it earlier - here is Jooske when she was younger:
     

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    Hey I haven't been up in "general topics" enough lately apparently.. Because I, too, missed this thread. Jooske is indeed all that everyone has said, and a bag of chips.

    I've never seen anything but pure homegrown goodness comin' from Jooske ;)
     
  19. Jooske

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    Thank you guys! Nice image! You see, that crystal ball still had no DCS reflection in those early days. Wished it had, as it would have saved lots of early steps in the internet world from disaster! (for me it would!)

    And that bag of chips came from the InnerPeace script in TDS i guess? Or computer chips? :)

    We're fortunately here all learning from each other.
    I like the forum here and the DCS forum "at home" as it's rather informative all time so no wasting of time to learn and get info on topic.
    Thanks guys and gals all being here to fill in the gaps in our knowledge and having lots of fun in security!
    So happy knowing your system is safe and getting better and in case of something wrong so many hands are there to pick us up!
    Don't you feel it as if it is your own system when somebody is in trouble and could lose precious data and helping to prevent all the trouble of a new install and all that?
    A song ..."We are family!"... tiditeditiiiii!
    Yeah, we never walk alone!

    On the treshold of another birthday (almost) celebrating another time 23 or something like that -- time for contemplation :)
     
  20. beetlejuice

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    Ok, Ok. I admit it. :oops: Jooske drug me here. :rolleyes: She put me in a trance with her crystal ball to give her cookies. :D
     
  21. Acadia

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    Gee. When I get my next pc I'm gonna have to get hold of a DiamondCS product just so I can experience Jooske. I have a feeling that I've been missing out on something. ;)

    Acadia
     
  22. beetlejuice

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    :eek:No DiamondCS products? :eek: Eee Gads man! What planet are you on? o_O DiamondCS is the premier sight for computer security here on Earth, (along with Wilders). They work in perfect harmony with each other, and under Jooske's expert tutilage, :D you can learn almost everything you need to know about PC security. Always helpful, always friendly, That's Jooske. :D :D :D She's helped me more times than I can count, both directly and indirectly through reading her informative posts. So GO, Go to www.diamondcs.com.au before it's too late!! :eek:
     
  23. Acadia

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    I know, I know, it’s just that on this old antiquated system of mine I’ve got to watch my System Resources. I’ve got so much security stuff that I’ve already had to remove some security programs to make way for others, so there is no way I can add any new stuff. :'(

    Acadia
     
  24. Jooske

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    But Acadia, with DCS stuff there is no need for much other stuff but a firewall and an av/at scanner? Maybe for the moment some anty-spy, which doesn't all need to run permanent, maybe JavaCools spy protection --not sure about the resources of those-- .....
    Besides, the DCS programs are all so very small as possible, so you won't miss all the other you uninstall.
    At the moment memory is so cheap, might be valuable to have a look into that direction too!
    You will love to have the new DCS products which will be released or betatested soon, so have the system ready to enjoy it all!
     
  25. Acadia

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    Oh, yeah, RAM is NOT a problem, I've added a ton of that. I'm talking about System Resources which most of you who use Win2000 or XP have probably forgotten about since it is, for the most part, no longer an issue for y'all. I am unable to any longer use SpywareGuard simple because of my resources. I use BoClean instead of, what's it called, TDS?, again, because of resources. BUT in 6-8 months I plan on getting the latest and greatest, brand spanking new system; who even knows what pc's will be like then, although it looks like we'll all still be using XP since Longhorne has been delayed. Take care.

    Acadia
     
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