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September, 2008

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  • Book of the Month September 2008: Wins, Losses, and Lessons

    The book for this month may surprise some of you this month.  The book I chose is Wins, Losses, and Lessons: An Autobiography by Lou Holtz .  Now I know what you must be thinking what is a tried and true buckeye fan writing about one the best...
  • Internet Explorer 8 Gets 21 more languages

    Yesterday,  the IE team  is pleased to announce the availability of Internet Explorer Beta 2 in 21 additional  languages. The languages released today are fully localized versions of the IE8 English Beta 2. The Complete List of IE8 Beta...
  • Want to be Like Michael Phelps?

    Too funny! Check out the Michael Phelps Diet: Michael Phelps diet from Saturday Night Live  
  • Where have I been..a new Zune software version with Games?

    So I was syncing my Zune the other day and lo and behold, there is a new update.  So I dutifully hit update and Version 3 comes barreling down to my Zune.  Two things surprised me first, there are two games on my Zune now, Hexic and Texas Hold...
  • Goofy Training is Headed to Vegas Baby!

    Viva Las Mileage.  :-) Last week was great week of training with the exception, believe it or not or, of my 3 mile run on Thursday.  That run was tough because it was beautiful outside, 65 degrees no wind cool crisp morning.  For a second...
  • Cliff Stoll Delivers a Fantastic presentation.

    As some of you know I am a Cliff Stoll fan, I even blogged his book in 2006: Book of the Month for November 2006: The Cuckoos Egg .  However, I have never heard him speak, well my buddy Kevin Remde , sent me this link to see him deliver an 18 minute...
  • Goofy Training this Week

    Well I had a good week of training, and a not so good week of eating, holiday weekend, friends, family and Shiner Bock .  However, I still feel good, it is all about making changes 1 step at a time last week, my one step was starting the running...
  • Want your own Shoe Circus Clown Club Card?

    Well my7 buddy Dan Woodman , found a great office template that will allow you to get your own.  Take a look here: Who Took My Teeth Out of the Freezer?      
  • Goofy Training Doubt as a Motivator

    What a difference a week makes!!!!!  After my last long run, I was really questioning my sanity.  Then along comes Sunday and I did my 14 in a little over 2:20.  In case your keeping score at home that is the same time I finished 13 miles...
  • Screencast: Introduction to ImageX

    In July I did a quick screencast that showed how to slipstream IE8 into Windows Vista.  If you did not see it take a look here: Screencast: Slipstream Internet Explorer (IE) 8 into Windows Vista . One thing I did not show was some the basics on how...
  • Goofy Training, Heading to Hottlanta

    Well I survived last week, thanks for the thousands…err hundreds….err 1 email I got wanting to see if I survived my adjusted schedule for running 13 miles on Thursday.  I have to admit last Thursday caught me completely off guard and it was a tremendously...
  • Second Part of Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld Commercials is live

    I really enjoyed the second part of the commercial, let me know what you think, click on the picture: New Family Video Part 2 of Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld
  • Goofy Training, What Inspires Me

    Well folks, I survived Vegas and still made all my runs every morning.  I have a fun story about my trip to share.  Every time I go Las Vegas I play the Majestic Lion slots at the MGM grand for my mom, who passed away a couple of years ago. ...
  • Are you Ready for Windows EBS?

    In case you do not know , Windows EBS stands is Windows essential business server.  The launch of Windows EBS is coming soon, do you know if your ready.  Well we just released the Jumpstart Online Kit and it help you determine through a seven...
  • Coming to a city near you, Dynamics Roadshow!

    The Microsoft Dynamics Customer Roadshow is coming to a location near you! With today’s economic challenges, maximizing the capabilities of your Microsoft Dynamics business management solution is more important than ever. Join Microsoft Dynamics specialists...
  • Want to take Windows Vista SP1 for a Test Drive?

    Click the picture to take a Virtual Test drive, and evaluate Windows Vista for yourself!
  • Real Business, Real Experiences, Real Customer Success Stories with Windows Vista

    I just learned about this great little website, that has quite a few video case studies from companies that shared their successful stories with Windows Vista, I highly recommend you take a look at it for yourself: Windows Vista Experiences