Keith Combs' Blahg

Ramblings from another nerd on the grid

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  • Blog Post: Have $10,000 to blow on an Apple iPhone ???

    If you have an extra ten grand laying around, why not blow it on some bling? The folks at http://www.athem.ch/collections/apple-iphone-3g.php will be happy to help you elevate yourself above the lowly masses with a diamond rimmed Apple iPhone 3G. According to the site, this is 3.75 carats in the worlds...
  • Blog Post: Soccer is boring

    But lets face it, the Ferarri F430 isn’t. Therefore, I am going to side with Italy for the big game. Sorry France but I have to pick someone and they make the Ferrari. Oh, and I am totally kidding about football boredom. How would you like to be one of those security guys with the red shirts...
  • Blog Post: Will.i.am is Intel’s Director of Creative Innovation

    Press release at http://newsroom.intel.com/community/intel_newsroom/blog/2011/01/25/intel-teams-with-william-black-eyed-peas-front-man .  Be sure to check out his shoes.  I’m thinking they are Sandy Bridge powered or something.
  • Blog Post: What part of the USA is transportation like this needed?

    I guess every city in the US has a bad neighborhood, but really ?
  • Blog Post: The Glass is 10% Full

    Do you ever look to the past to see what the future holds? You should. I cut my computer teeth long before most people. My computer heritage goes back to my diapers. Dear Dad was a career IBMer and I was playing with IBM Selectric typewriters and dictaphones long before most people had ever seen Lotus...
  • Blog Post: Finally, Good Advice from Robert Scoble

    Robert's good people but sometimes he irks me.  He does that on purpose of course.  Creating chaos helps drive the conversation and Robert is obviously great at that.  I'll read his blog briefly every week  or so to see who he's promoting or picking a fight with.  This week I...
  • Blog Post: Blown Away by Nokia Lumia

    Snicker.  Better listen to your women boyz.
  • Blog Post: It's Official - Halo 3 has a 9/25 release date

    It's Halo time. The official Halo 3 multiplayer beta starts today, we announced that Halo 3 will ship on September 25th and Gamestop.com has an exclusive new Halo3 Zune packed with Halo 3 music and videos. What more could a Halo freak want? Ok, don't answer that. Where's the movie? Ok, don't answer that...
  • Blog Post: I'm sure glad my Xbox360 doesn't have a blog

    In case you haven’t noticed, the current rage is to have your Xbox360 automatically blog about your gaming “performance”. Of course, if you don’t use your Xbox360, it will also blog about what a pathetic loser you are as well. Either way, it’s a really entertaining idea...
  • Blog Post: Hardware Photo Contest Winners

    See the creativity at http://www.techreport.com/discussions.x/19464 .
  • Blog Post: What Happens in Vegas… gets blogged

    Come find Keith Combs and Matt Hester at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas on 4/3/2008 as we talk with the folks at the Windows Server 2008 launch event.  We’ll have some fun on camera and give you the opportunity to speak your mind.  This is a great opportunity to talk about your pet project...
  • Blog Post: Halo 2 for Windows Vista arrives in 10 days

    In case you haven't been paying attention, Halo 2 for Windows Vista is going to be released on 5/8/2007. Yes, you'll be able to save the world from the luxury of your Lenovo ThinkPad T60p . More details at http://www.gamesforwindows.com/en-US/Games/Pages/Halo2forWindowsVista.aspx on the system requirements...
  • Blog Post: Want a portrait for your dog?

    It’s weird how you discover stuff. I was watching twitter while doing a restore for my wife’s laptop and this cool dog avatar scrolled by in the #idol stream of tweets.  I followed that to Ann Ranlett’s link to her website.  I like her work so I thought you might be interested.  See http...
  • Blog Post: New Halo 3 Trailer - Halo 3 Public Beta Signup information

    Humanity is about to experience another exciting look at the world of Halo® 3 , one of the most anticipated entertainment launches for 2007. Airing in North America, Monday, December 4 on ESPN's Monday Night Football and Xbox.com in Europe, the new 60-second Halo 3 trailer offers an exclusive look at...
  • Blog Post: Halo Wars

  • Blog Post: Happy Blahg Birthday !!!

    My blog has a birthday today. It's three years old, but in blog years I think that makes it about 24 or something. I still remember the first two posts at http://blogs.technet.com/keithcombs/archive/2004/12.aspx like they were yesterday. I was trying to figure out what to write. Then it hit me, just...
  • Blog Post: Spaceworld - taking the NASA tour via Photosynth

    You are probably getting ready to see all sorts of blogs posts on this because frankly, Photosynth is very very cool. Photosynth uses hundreds of standard digital camera images to construct a three-dimensional view of an environment or "synth". These synths can be explored much like a video game, allowing...
  • Blog Post: My mailbox is lean and mean

    I just put the archive kaa pai yow to my mailbox. It just dropped some weight. I was weighing in at nearly 1GB in size and it’s now down to just under 300MB. Archive slash and burn is your friend. So are those little search folders in Outlook that let you figure out where all of the attachments are hiding...
  • Blog Post: Surface 2 Ordered !!!

    Get the 411 @ http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/pre-order
  • Blog Post: I am in the dark

    After two years, my fiber connection is dark. Verizon is switching my account from business to residential so this is one of the steps toward that end. My cable provider has also been canceled and they picked up my television set top boxes. So I am without a cable tv feed or high speed internet access...
  • Blog Post: Robots Rock and Roll

    This brought a smile to my day.
  • Blog Post: Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Trailer

    See if you can spot Anna Popplewell. At least I think that’s her.
  • Blog Post: UCLA group discovers massive prime number with Windows XP

    LOS ANGELES - Mathematicians at UCLA have discovered a 13-million-digit prime number, a long-sought milestone that makes them eligible for a $100,000 prize. The group found the 46th known Mersenne prime last month on a network of 75 computers running Windows XP. The number was verified by a different...
  • Blog Post: And you think your ThinkPad is fast…

    Lenovo ThinkPad W500 out-of-box experience.   I received a new Lenovo ThinkPad W500 evaluation unit Friday morning and thought you might be interested in the screenshot above.  I’ll be writing more later but until then, suffice it to say that this baby is fast.  I also have another hard...
  • Blog Post: David Archuleta – America Idol Winner

    As much as I would have liked to see the rocker David Cook prevail, I think David Archuleta edged Mr. Cook in the final performances.  I’m sure David Archuleta and his amazing voice is going to be announced the winner of American Idol tomorrow night.  The David versus David finale was...