NetFlix, Qwikster, Comcast, Dish(ter) : The Real Question Behind the Netflix Price Hike. How Much are You Willing to Pay for TV and Movies?

Full disclosure. I am not currently a Comcast or Dish(ter) subscriber.  I really think dish should change their name to Dishter to kindof push their image with the younger generation. I am a Netflix subscriber.  I have been for a few years now.  I like getting DVD’s in the mail, I love watching streaming TV…

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Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracey Kidder --- September Book of the Month

  I must admit that I started Mountains Beyond Mountains 6 months ago on a flight from San Diego to Phoenix to Salt Lake City when I was suffering from a horrible case of food poisoning.  The book became a respite between heaves in a puke ridden tour of multiple airport restrooms.  It was not…

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Nic Gets the Blue Screen of Death at the Arcade

We took the family to the local Fat Cats arcade for some fun.  We bowled a couple of games, played Miniature golf, rode the bumper cars(which turned out to be the highlight of the afternoon) and each of us got 20 tokens to play with at the arcade.  My son Nic was having a great…

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August Book of the Month: Against All Enemies By Tom Clancy and Peter Telep

I read my first Ton Clancy adventure while sitting on a beach and sitting by a pool.  It was “The Hunt for Red October.”  I have since read all of his books and the vast majority of them, for some reason, I have read during the summer months.  I believe that Tom Clancy is some…

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Try Windows Azure Free for 30 Days

Tomorrow on my “How to Build a Private Cloud” webcast I will share with the attendees a  code that will allow them (and you) to try Windows Azure (SQL Azure too) free for 30 days.  The cool thing about this particular trial is that you will NOT need to supply a credit card in order…

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How to Burn Disks with Windows Server 2008 R2

I believe that Windows Server 2008 R2 is the best Server operating system on the planet by a pretty wide margin over every other competitor in the marketplace.  Its just a rock solid amazing server platform!  Now that you know exactly where I stand on this topic let me also say that there are plenty…

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Memories Longer than the Road that Stretches Out Ahead.

Yesterday I made some comments about Apple that some of you have taken to mean that I hate them.  It just isn’t the case.   Apple is one of the driving factors to innovation in the world of the PC.  What I dislike is the petty games that Apple and Microsoft often play with and against…

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