I was reading your blog the other day and was enjoying myself immensely when I needed to answer the call of nature. So I headed for the powder room and I took the computer with me. I find that this room lends itself well to reading as it is quiet, I can remain undisturbed, and the seating is comfortable.
After a few small adjustments to my clothing, I sat down and picked up my reading where I had left off. In a few moments the computer started making noises that I had never heard it make before. It sounded like a flock of sea gulls. As I listened more closely, I could hear the sound of waves crashing on a beach. For the life of me, I couldn't figure out how to make it stop.
"Oh Great," I thought, "the computer has caught a virus and now it sounds like a day at the beach." I started the virus scan program. I started the anti-spy ware program. I even turned off the speakers and still the unseen gulls called to me amid the sounds of the surf.
I sat for ten minutes in disbelief before the answer presented itself.
It wasn't the computer at all. It is the stupid clock/radio that we have plugged in the bathroom. One of the alarm settings is to wake up to nature sounds.
The good news is my computer has no viruses or spyware. The bad news is this confirms an earlier suspicion, I am a dufus.