first flight with wi-fi access

so i’m headed to seattle for microsoft’s internal version of teched called techready and i’ve got high speed wi-fi access on the flight.  it’s usual for me to use the 4 hour flight to catch up on cached email or listen to the music and movies i’ve already downloaded, but to be able to send…


did you know: connecting windows live web activities

when you are logged into windows live (home.live.com), you can go into your profile – permissions and on the bottom right is web activities to start, i’ve added 5 web activities in alphabetical order:  digg, facebook, pandora, twitter and zune social


windows live messenger in facebook?!?!?!?!

today i discovered another useful facebook app – windows live messenger within facebook – click here to install it.  we’ve also announced that windows web messenger is now part of hotmail and people.live.com.  hopefully you’ve received the message that cwug (the chicago windows user group) has also fully embraced a social presence at cwug.groups.live.com starting…


did you know: installing the zune 3.0 software without a zune?

almost a year ago we had a portable media session at cwug (chicago windows user group) which was a lot of fun.  we had people bring their archos media players, ipods, psps and zunes.  when we talked about the zune, one of the questions was do you need the hardware device to use the software…


2010 ford fusion hybrid with sync

so i’ve made the switch – yesterday i picked up a brand new 2010 ford fusion hybrid with sync (and navigation so i can pay attention to driving and not where i’m supposed to be on any particular day).  this marks my return to ford (the last one we owned was an escort in the…


zune hd info on zune.net

the next zune is going to have hd (hd radio and hd output) and an oled screen.  check it out here.


add another 4 installations of Windows 7 (eventually i’ll pull out the new calc applet and see where i’m at….)

so i’ve installed my first windows 7 home premium build 6801 and my first upgrade to an existing windows vista system (which just so happened to be running windows vista home premium).  both of which emphasized the strong application compatibility we’ll have between windows vista and windows 7.  remember this is pre beta without support for…

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common’s new album for 99 cents

in case you didn’t know – i’m a huge fan of rap music.  old school, new and emerging artists, hardcore, i listen to a lot of different stuff.  so besides finding ice cube on channel 9 (one of my first posts here), i am really excited that we’ll be offering common’s new album on dec…


zune pass – includes 10 songs per month

wow – this just brought me back to a zune subscription.  in the past when i went through periods of wishing i actually owned some of the songs i had synced to my zune i had to decide whether to pay an additional amount, but now included with the zune pass subscription, you get to…