Finally tried a Fling Milk Chocolate Bar because the new office has a different snack selection (albeit out of a coin-op vending machine). Mars' bar is targeted at the female demographic although their TV ad also appeals to guys. A 170 calorie Fling pack consists of two bars similar to Twix, but without the satisfying experience. The vending machine dispenser probably caused the Fling bars to break into smaller nuggets. They initially taste better than some low cal treats, but this blogger would ultimately prefer to eat a single 140 calorie Twix bar that doesn't leave behind a cottony aftertaste.
The DIRECTV RC64RB universal remote controller is basically the same as the RC64R except that it features buttons that can be illuminated in the dark. The backlit version also feels slightly lighter perhaps due to the different button material. There's a button (above the orange REC button in the photo below) positioned on the right side of the remote that toggles the backlighting only when desired, which is a nice design. It was a breeze to setup the second remote to control a DIRECTV HD DVR via RF, and the A/V receiver and TV via IR.
Yesterday's release of Windows 7 was a reminder that October is National Cyber Security Month. It's a bit confusing because Microsoft and the Department of Homeland Security seem to endorse the National Cyber Security Alliance while the President refers people to OnGuard Online. Yours truly prefers the President's pick, especially since the NCSA (not to be confused with the NCSA) blogger didn't spellcheck the title of his post.
In addition to staying vigilant online, PC users should be sure to install and maintain anti-virus software. Microsoft recently released a free AV solution called Microsoft Security Essentials that works quite well. PC users who aren't running a genuine copy of Windows (tsk! ;) can download something like AVG for free. AVG will nag about upgrading to a paid version, but doesn't care how one obtained Windows. Apple users should checkout Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X.