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  • Blog Post: clubhouse.microsoft.com

    i just joined the windows clubhouse and noticed a number of great posts and a couple challenges – check it out at clubhouse.microsoft.com and sign up today!  two that caught my attention were an apple bootcamp 3.0 post (about support for x64 and windows 7) and a lenovo x301 review (from the same...
  • Blog Post: 25 apps for christmas–techsmith snagit

    thinking back to applications i’ve used for a long time, snagit comes to mind.  screen shots for a techie are very important and snagit was my first.  since snagit there have been virtualization programs that even let me capture screen shots of a computer booting and utilities in the operating...
  • Blog Post: 25 apps for christmas amazon mp3 download (with free christmas music!)

    amazon’s mp3 store has a nifty little application that reminds me of when i first started downloading music.  they are also offering 25 free christmas songs ( http://amzn.to/guPRiO ) which is an added bonus. pc version of the application – either opens windows media player or itunes (depending upon...
  • Blog Post: 320 gb of goodness...

    just added a 320 gb hard drive to my original macbook pro. this is the second upgrade i've made to it.  the first when windows vista rtm'ed, was to upgrade the memory from 512 mb to 1 gb.  the only reason for the upgrade was that the ati card can "borrow" memory to provide better graphics performance...
  • Blog Post: be different–what i learned from steve jobs

    this is likely my tribute to steve jobs post.  it originally was going to be a post about acting and thinking differently, but based upon the events of this week and some reflection, it seems more appropriate to also serve as a what i learned from steve jobs post.  my mom and steve jobs could...
  • Blog Post: 25 apps for christmas - fitbit

    last january i picked up a fitbit from the 1st microsoft store in scottsdale, arizona and any list of apps wouldn't be complete without mentioning this (and it's hardware + device software + web application) since it's something i've used pretty regularly. 1) start with or without the hardware. you...
  • Blog Post: 25 apps for christmas–windows live mesh 2011

    ever since live mesh was shown to employees in 2008 by ray ozzie i have been a huge fan.  this christmas there is a released version for both windows and the mac os .  i’ll add some screen shots shortly, but this is one application i’ve become especially found of using because it’s not just...
  • Blog Post: liquidating some computer hardware for the new year...

    my first official act of the new year is to begin to thin down the hardware that is accumulating at our home. i've got a lot of used equipment and put the first listing on ebay today - a 13" black macbook. it runs windows 7 (which was the main reason i purchased it) as well as the mac operating system...
  • Blog Post: 25 apps for christmas–office, itunes and zune

    no list of applications would be complete without microsoft office.  i have always used this on windows and had a chance to check out office 2004, 2008 and 2011 on the mac.  the latest versions of office (2010 for the pc and windows phone, 2011 for the mac and the web versions of office from...
  • Blog Post: 25 apps for christmas - kindle

    my wife finally broke down and asked for a kindle. it was a friend - not me that finally convinced her to take the plunge and she loves it! i had taken the plunge a while ago with the kindle app and i think this emphasizes one point on this list - an app that can take many forms on different devices...
  • Blog Post: 25 apps for christmas–eye fi

    i’ve been using an eye-fi sd card in a digital camera for over a year now (so why is this on a list of the 25 apps for christmas?) – i actually switched to a newer digital camera and still love the fact that the pictures wirelessly transmit to the eye-fi service and down to my computer using the eye...
  • Blog Post: mrs. farley

    mrs. farley taught math and she was one of the most influential teachers i had in high school. i remember her making entrances on roller skates and making almost every day in her classroom entertaining and unpredictable. she gave me extra points on senior skip day (my dad was on the school board at the...
  • Blog Post: onenote for the iphone

    yesterday microsoft made onenote available for the iphone – it uses skydrive to sync the notebooks across multiple devices.  i’ve been using a windows phone for the past two months and it’s great to be able to access notes from my phone, the web and a computer.  check out the official microsoft...
  • Blog Post: 25 apps for christmas–remote access

    i use a lot of different computers (desktops, laptops, tablets, touchscreens, netbooks, etc.) and access to data is always the most important thing (it doesn’t matter if i have the program – most of the time i need access to my data in that program), the application(s) are not far behind (i like posting...