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    it’s been an entire year, but later this month tekken 6 comes out for the xbox 360.  since then i’ve added a second xbox to our home, begun watching netflix movies instantly on them, created my own custom avatar and gone back to mainly wireless game play even in titles like rock band and guitar...
  • Blog Post: my triumphant return to media center!

    for the past 2 years i have lost the televisions in our home to a competitor.  my wife (and i must admit this isn’t just her) became interested in simplifying the mess of cables, wires, remotes, etc. to just operate the television so media center and the large hp media center computer was no longer...
  • Blog Post: keeping your kids safe online – windows live family safety and windows 7 parental controls

    last month i gave a speech on keeping your kids safe online at cwug (chicago windows user group) – here’s some of the nuggets you missed at our november meeting. first, i have embraced what is coming – we have two children that are growing up in the digital age.  they both have computers to use...
  • Blog Post: browser for the better

    i came across the following today – a site sponsored by microsoft that will donate 8 meals to feeding america for every download of internet explorer 8 from the site.  now the challenge – finding a computer that i’m not running internet explorer 8 on yet (i think my aging windows xp media center...
  • Blog Post: homegroup post on e7 blog

    i haven't even begun to dig through all the goodness that was posted on the e7 blog about homegroups, but i had 7 computers running windows 7 beta over the holidays and this was one of the main features i played around with. also streamed to my xbox 360 which was very cool and i'm really getting into...