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.NET Hobbyist Programmer Staying Confused in a Busy World

Within the past few months, I repaved my machines, removing old versions of win98 and WinME, installing fresh copies of WinXP.  I installed Windows XP SP2 on my machines and was pleased to find that all installations went without a hitch.  I did not play with any of the Release Candidate bits, so I was underwhelmed by the much vaunted Security Center.  I expected it to appear on my Start menu.  Nope.  I looked at the Start menu properties for a customization to make it appear.  Nope.  I finally found it buried amongst all the other entries in the Control Panel.

I thought there would be more customization options available, but only the regular Internet Options and Automatic Updates Control Panel applets were linked to the dialog.  That seemed a disappointment.

The Windows Firewall defaulted to my domain settings (which I had never set) of “off.”  I think I'll leave it that way and just reinstall Zone Alarm Pro.

At this moment, Hurricane Charley is approaching.  It will pass over Orlando within the next 4-5 hours.  The eye will probably pass directly over the Disney property and pass 20-30 miles to the west of our house.  We anticipate 80-100 mph winds during that period.  Hopefully, all the adventure will be over by midnight.  Happy Hurricane!

Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 5:46 PM Software , & Etc. , Personal , Hurricane | Back to top

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