sun city computer club presentation

this morning i presented at the largest computer club i am involved with (over 900 members and probably 200 at the meeting). we spoke about windows live essentials and windows live writer.  i posted the beginning of this post, and thought before the end of december i should put together a summary of 2011.  i…

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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 to…

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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 an…

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sunday posts for everyone: multiple computers

between work and home i’ve got enough computers that i often lose track of what computer has what software on it (or even more importantly, what computer has what document, pictures, videos or music on it) and making certain it’s available from whatever computer i happen to be working on or using at the time…

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direct access screencast and cwug.groups.live.com

i have posted a short video demonstrating windows 7 direct access as well as the chicago windows user group use of windows live mesh.  this month we also launched our windows live collaboration site for the chicago windows user group – cwug.groups.live.com come join in the conversation and hope to see you at our july…

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almost got to test remote wipe on my windows mobile device...

we’ve been on vacation for a few days and at some point on the second to last day i left my cell phone and thought i had lost it.  fortuntately it’s a windows mobile device so 1) no one can get to my email, contacts or phone functions without a passcode 2) all of this…

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windows vista performance

lately i’ve been playing around with various tweaks on my two main windows vista computers.  one has 4 gb of ram and the other has 2 gb of ram.  on both computers i ran without a pagefile for a while and the 2 gb system occasionally popped up the system running low on memory message…

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windows vista support stories - backup

sunday i’m going to be assisting someone with computer problems (which have been diagnosed as hardware – we’ll see) and at a minimum computer data backup.  this is a natural part of my life whether with family or friends, work related or otherwise – i’ll help.  and it’s got me thinking that sharing some of…

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