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Nice little update package from Microsoft today…

October 1, 2004, 1:00 AM

I updated my Windows this evening to all the latest stuff from Microsoft. This means new service packs, incorporating a bunch of new features. Don’t know what half of them do, but I’ll figure it out eventually.

Only things I’ve really messed with are the ones of immediate concern to me (read: annoying features). I fixed the pop-up blocker to not chime and throw a message up when it finds one. I don’t need to know about the ad I just missed that badly. Just a little icon in the corner is all I need. I also fixed it where I can still play flash animations that I’ve got saved on my computer without an extra “OK”. That was a bother before I found the switch to turn that off. I save flash animations from the Internet onto my computer when I find something interesting. I have my favorites that I watch periodically.

My comment above about “…incorporating a bunch of new features. Don’t know what half of them do…” reminds me of Tim Allen’s stand-up act. He says something like, “I bought a [tool]. What does it do? I don’t know. Looks good on that pegboard, though.” Then he goes on to say, “And where did I get it? Sears!” Tim Allen seems to like tools from Sears.

Otherwise, speaking of update packages, we finally got our big money board from the Wal-Mart gods today. In case you’re wondering what I’m talking about, go to your local Wal-Mart, and look at the Service Desk (or look at your MoneyCenter if you’ve got one of those in your store). The money board not only shows what money services we provide, but it also shows how much they cost. And it’s a bit of a beast, too. That sign is BIG! About half my height both directions.

And with it being a big sign, guess who put it up? Me. Just as well. I put all the other signage up at the Service Desk. Might as well do this one, too. So I shimmied up a ladder and put that puppy up there. I also took the old sign down, which made an interesting “crunch” sound when I threw it in the trash compactor. The old sign was much smaller than the new one. I like this new one, though it took a lot of time to get it up there.

But the end result is really cute. Come visit the Service Desk in Waynesboro and see my handiwork.

Categories: Computer, Walmart