I have been looking at setting up a web server at home. As this will involve leaving a computer running all the time, I have been looking at low-power PCs. While estimating what the impact on my electricity bill would be, I was pleased to discover that, at current UK prices, running a 1 watt appliance for 1 year will cost approximately £1. This pleases me almost as much as when I found out that I walk at a speed of approximately 100 metres per minute.
Yesterday I upgraded my Norton Internet Security from the 2009 version to the 2010 one. This morning I noticed that the yellow NIS icon was missing from the system tray. My heart sank. I have had problems with this before and it took hours, even days to sort out. However, this time I came across this article at the Symantec Norton support site:
I downloaded the patch, applied it, restarted my PC, and the NIS icon is back again! I feel much better now. Malfunctioning security software makes me very nervous, almost paranoid.