Was it some guy from 127.0.0.1? I used Zone Alarm once and that guy was always trying to hack me. To bad I showed him, I made a batch file and pinged him thousands of times a second. Then my computer lagged so I stopped but I think I probably got him pretty good.
NewsForge (also owned by VA) has a quick and interesting look at the evolution of a 100% free software-based Italian publisher. From the article: "Today, Sovilla acknowledges that choosing a 100% free software workflow complicated his working life. He also notes, however, that a great part of his troubles came from an early start, at a time when programs such as Scribus weren't mature enough yet. Today, he says, the situation has improved considerably, and publishers who are willing to experiment with an alternative software platform can, and should, try it without fear."
After a long time of being an anonymous coward, I finally created a login!