ces 2012

i spent a couple days at ces this week and it was a bittersweet visit with microsoft not planning a booth or keynote next year.  i visited the microsoft booth in the main hall and although it was very cool i could compare almost everything there to the experience a microsoft store provides visitors any…

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natural user interface

being a computer user, using pen and paper isn’t natural anymore; but speaking is. onenote is an amazing program!  it took my natural handwriting and transcribed it word for word.  windows can do the same for spoken dictation or even commands with built in speech recognition. switch between open applications by saying “switch to applicationname”…

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paint desktop version registry key

typically there is version information displayed in the lower right hand corner of windows in pre release versions, but there is a quick way to display the desktop version information on your computer by changing a registry key. windows 7 service pack 1 displays as build 7601 open regedit.exe, navigate to the hkey_current_user\control panel\desktop subkey…

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