Posted 11 May 2007 - 10:19 AM
Just joined Bleeping Computer, site was recommended by TechGuys.com for security help. If you haven't visited TechGuys, I recommend it. Patient, friendly, smart help, and they're not shy about saying some other site has more / better information on a topic. People that will do that have my highest respect.
After hearing techies insult Norton for years, I finally decided to try some other things. So I removed Norton (using their removal tool), and am now working my way down one of TechGuys list: freeware to avoid, make sure I have all Windows [I have XP] security updates, Microsoft Java VM up to date, set IE options / security as they recommend, Javacool's Spyware Blaster, SpyBot Search and Destroy, Spyware Guard, and an IE-spyad site list from this site ... which I can't figure out yet. But I'm working on it. When finished, TechGuys recommendd running Jason Levine's Browser Security Tests.
TechGuys have several security lists by different people, and that's just the first one.
Sunsets? I live near Ludington, Michigan on the east coast of Lake Michigan. Many travel magazines rate the sunsets here as the best (or second best) in the world. We also have huge sugar sand beaches, some busy, some with no one else for miles, lots of tourist stuff that's fortunately not horribly commercial. Land is cheap, taxes are low (though Michiganders scream, I moved here from Iowa and taxes in Michigan are about 30% lower), and Michigan is courting new businesses as our economy is in the dumpster ... took people here a LONG time to realize the automotive industry wasn't going to keep Michigan rich forever.
I inherited the family farm here, retired, and spend most of my time on computer, or upgrading / repairing property.
My grandparents only son was killed in WWII, and they never fully recovered from their grief. The farm was kept up "on the surface" but nothing was upgraded for about 60 years, 'til I inherited it from my mother and started pouring money out. Local farmer farms about 15 acres, about 20 is in red pine wood lot, spring and stream in woods -- lots of wildlife.
Anyone else with a small family farm? Acreage to keep up?