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February, 2010

  • windows 7 wednesday tip (on a sunday): now playing

    this was too cool to wait a half a week until wednesday to post;  it’s a plug in for windows media player to post what you are playing in windows media player to twitter and/or facebook.  i came across now playing by brandon fuller and will...
  • the microsoft store in scottsdale, az

    this january i had my first opportunity to visit one of our two microsoft retail stores while visiting family in scottsdale, az.  working at microsoft for over four years there wasn’t much i haven’t played with, seen/heard of or own, but the store...
  • windows 7 wednesday tip: running windows live messenger in windows vista compatibility mode

    thanks to windows weekly and paul thurrott for this tip – you may have noticed that the windows live essentials version of messenger runs on your taskbar with an integrated notification on windows 7 instead of over in the notification area.  well...
  • sam’s presentation @sitconference

    on saturday my son sam and i attended the 10th annual sit conference (students involved with technology) – it was a well attended event and sam gave a presentation on speech and touch capabilities on microsoft windows computers and in a ford vehicle equipped...
  • windows 7 wednesday tip: eye-fi geo

    for my birthday i wanted to get a couple items that i could use with existing equipment.  i’ve already shown my media center setups (the two 22” monitors are new) but now i’ll share the other purchase – an eye-fi geo 2 gb sd memory card.  although...
  • office 2010 tips and tricks thursdays – use two versions of excel (and start saving disk space)

    i haven’t used office 2003 for a while, but this evening i installed it for a demo environment on windows 7.  then i installed office 2010 click-to-run (a virtualized second copy of office built upon the same application virtualization technology...
  • windows 7 wednesday tip: make windows server 2008 r2 look like windows 7!

    why?  because you can!  no seriously – if you are supporting computers and have an application that requires windows 7 (or takes advantage of some of the operating system’s new capabilities) then using remote desktop services (rds) to access...
  • my triumphant return to media center part 2

    right before my birthday i fired up our television from our bedroom on media center through my tiger pc’s hdmi connection. having a 32” monitor was nice but one screen?  what i really wanted in the office was multiple screens.  so for my birthday...