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December, 2008

  • netflix using silverlight - and xbox 360 and tivo

    wow - i can't believe how cool netflix is right now.  i've opted into the silverlight beta  www.netflix.com/silverlightoptin  - which now makes it possible for me to watch my instant queue on a mac, my pc, media center, tivo or my xbox 360.  i discovered...
  • i'm a pc - stamps!

    wow - i guess i can send some old school mail with i'm a pc stamps between now and the end of the year.
  • add another 4 installations of Windows 7 (eventually i'll pull out the new calc applet and see where i'm at....)

    so i've installed my first windows 7 home premium build 6801 and my first upgrade to an existing windows vista system (which just so happened to be running windows vista home premium). both of which emphasized the strong application compatibility we'll...
  • common's new album for 99 cents

    in case you didn't know - i'm a huge fan of rap music. old school, new and emerging artists, hardcore, i listen to a lot of different stuff. so besides finding ice cube on channel 9 (one of my first posts here), i am really excited that we'll be offering...
  • aero shortcut keys and another helpful tip

    i was listening to paul thurrott's windows weekly podcast on my way to wisconsin today and learned a new set of keyboard shortcuts in windows 7. to maximize the current window, press windows key + up arrow. when i arrived in wisconsin, i met a trainer...
  • first failure on my xbox 360 - time for a repair

    this evening i have experienced my first failure on my xbox 360. it's been a great system, so i can't complain and after a quick search on searchandgive.com (which supports my kids school while providing me the information i need) i've opened a repair...
  • new windows home server from hp

    with the new year coming thursday, i just read a post about the new windows home server models coming from hp which will mean two things - 1) discounts on the current models (already happening) and 2) new devices with more horsepower and additional storage...
  • america's first indoor legoland discovery center now open!

    as a child, i unleashed my imagination in many creative ways. one of the first toys that i remember creating elaborate stories with are legos. i started with building various vehicles, space ships, etc. and then once the movie star wars came out, would...