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September, 2008

  • windows vista support stories - backup

    sunday i'm going to be assisting someone with computer problems (which have been diagnosed as hardware - we'll see) and at a minimum computer data backup. this is a natural part of my life whether with family or friends, work related or otherwise - i...
  • spreeder - online speed reading application

    i remember as a child in elementary school being asked to watch a short of film strip that would flash words along at a rate that felt too fast to read (and as a young boy i would easily become distracted and was unable to re-read or watch what i had...
  • brian regan

    thursday evening my wife and my 10 year old son went to see brian regan with 10 friends. since i just saw him and he's got a new comedy central special coming out tonight, i decided my fourth influence post should be about brian. i first heard brian regan...
  • windows vista performance part 2

    readyboost is your friend! i've been making some adjustments on my 2 gb and 4 gb work laptop lately and have newly discovered readyboost. the 4 gb laptop is using one of the new 64 gb solid state hard drive and is the smallest hard drive i've had in a...
  • windows vista performance

    lately i've been playing around with various tweaks on my two main windows vista computers. one has 4 gb of ram and the other has 2 gb of ram. on both computers i ran without a pagefile for a while and the 2 gb system occasionally popped up the system...
  • influences - bill gates

    in my continuing posts about people that have i nfluenced me in one way or another (in no particular order - just as i think about them), bill gates has been on the list for most of my life (family members are probably the only ones that have been on...
  • big bang theory

    big bang theory season 2 premieres this evening and because nbc isn't doing an american version of the it crowd , i'll have to stick with this as my choice for favorite geek show this fall. i actually purchased the british it crowd series 1 and 2 dvd...
  • i'm a pc!

    finally! a commercial celebrating the pc! check out the latest commercials here .
  • terri sjodin - author, speaker, consultant

    while i was still a technical trainer, i watched terri sjodin's "new sales speak: the 9 biggest sales presentation mistakes and how to avoid them". this was one of the best train the trainer presentations i have ever watched and as a microsoft certified...
  • revisiting windows steadystate

    i do most of my reconfiguration of systems today using virtual pc, virtual server or hyper-v. even most beta software is virtualized avoiding the need to worry about removal, upgrades to more recent versions or production when available. windows steadystate...