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Musings about Marketing and the Microsoft IT Academy program....

August, 2008

  • The reloaded laptop....

    I decided to re-purpose the laptop that has been giving me fits to be my screencast production machine. I blew it away and started over from scratch the dropped Vista Ultimate 64bit on and Office 2007. I also grabbed the LIVE apps from http://get.live...
  • Just squeaked that one in.....

    So I am writing up the previous post, trying to be witty, collecting links and all that rot, thinking I have plenty of time to beat my midnight blog post deadline...... I work better with looming deadlines anyway. I highlighted my Stewed Prunes reference...
  • This blog post is faked....

    Subtitled - R.I.P. Rob Pilatus With the recent news reports that the Chinese placed a different girl on stage than who actually sang , and reports that some of the fireworks for the opening ceremonies were digitally inserted , when I ran across an article...
  • Interesting Downloads for Week Ending - 08-08-2008

    As a heads up, I am posting the interesting DL info in the long format one more time. Partly because of a time crunch to get the info posted and partly because the alternative means of posting I wanted to do has caused me to raise some questions that...
  • Ugh......the Olympics......

    Subtitled - More Information Please..... It is times like these that I am glad I do not have cable service right now. The media blitz over the Olympics will be on nearly every channel that does any kid of news reporting. We will be inundated by medal...
  • Interesting Uploads.....

    I have received quite a bit of feedback on the Interesting Uploads info that I have posted. Overwhelmingly the looooooooong post version is not very well liked within a blog post itself. I am working on another method of getting it linked to the blog...
  • Up in smoke, absolutely modulus, and how I am not going to write you a love song....

    I grew up partly in the 70's. Every now and then a radio station would play a snippet of a Cheech and Chong album. My mom snuck me in to see Up in Smoke when I was 13. I have seen all of the movies and used to have many of the C and C albums. I have always...
  • Interesting Downloads - Alternate Format....

    I received some feedback from my peers that it might be better to just paste all of the information for the interesting downloads into the post itself. This of course means the info will get indexed and that makes it more discoverable. It also makes for...
  • Convert Voice Mail to Text Msg/Email....

    I really enjoy my next door neighbors. But we have a communication barrier. Rebecca is deaf due to complications of Nerofribromatosis . Rebecca has spent time with my wife and I teaching us to sign. I have managed to get the letters down and a few words...
  • There is a reason it's called "RAM"....

    ....because that must be how it has to be installed. I have a laptop that I am not particularly fond of. This happens to be my second of the exact same model. The first had some serious hardware issues resulting in me swapping for my current laptop. Again...
  • Interesting Downloads for the week ending 8-01-08....

    Every week for the past few years I receive and email report with all of the new and updated downloads made available through the Microsoft Download Center . Years ago, I used to reformat by hand and post our through my old Stewed Prunes blog. It was...
  • What News sites do you read?

    I want to expand my horizons. I have spent years reading MSNBC.com articles. I like the format of the site and the reporting is what I would expect from any news organization. I also watch SlashDot and Techmeme. I am not giving up on those sites. I just...
  • Have I mentioned Guitar Hero recently?

    Of course I have. But I wanted to point out an article I stumbled on today. It's an article on how Guitar Hero is taking on iTunes. Go read it then come back for my commentary. The article seems to suggest that Guitar Hero song downloads could be a viable...
  • Ker-blah....

    Nothing particularly exciting to post about today. Lots of busy work around the house. The peak of the day is right now as I write this and load up the new Zune with some tunes. Actually, I did build two dog beds. One for Shadow, my friend Jamie's pug...
  • 2, 4, 8, 16, 32.....

    64! I have been telling IT Pros in my audience for about 2.5 years now that I gave 32 bit CPU's about a 5 yr life span. I predicted that by 2010, all consumer PC's would be 64 bit and consumers would have multi-terabyte storage capabilities and 8 gigs...
  • Black Holes can be beautiful too.....

    ...at least the device that might be able to create one is. I just ran across this article on SlashDot which in turn points to another article that shows some pretty fantastic pictures of the CERN Large Hadron Collider. lest you think that science is...
  • A good case for BitLocker....

    I just read this article and it gave me a bit of a chill. I do a fair amount of traveling and my laptop goes with me almost always. Sometimes two laptops which cause enough trouble getting through airport security. Fortunately I don't much international...