What are we thinking? Lets sell this stuff!!!

Man, the parade of free stuff just keeps coming.  First it was Internet Explorer 7 which everyone and their dog blogged about.  That reminds me, I need to check my dogs blog to see if Elvis wrote about it.  Then, if that wasn’t enough, out comes Windows Defender.  It’s free as well.  Download it now….


CICLOPS – Cassini Imaging Central Lab for Operations

Some of the most amazing pictures of Saturn I’ve ever seen have been posted to the NASA Cassini mission imaging site at http://ciclops.org/index.php.  In fact this picture is my new Windows Vista desktop background.  It certainly grabs your eye balls and attention immediately.  Click the picture to see the full image. All of the images…


Guess who’s giving away Xbox 360’s ???

Me and my posse, that’s who!!!  We’re going to give away an Xbox 360 to some lucky person at each live TechNet Seminar.  I’m still checking on the exact information, but here’s what I do know… Starting next week, we’ll have one Xbox 360 to give away at each live seminar.  You can get a view…


How do I find ReadyBoost devices this holiday season?

This holiday season we have the “Enhanced for Windows ReadyBoost” program.  Devices that are ReadyBoost capable may be labeled as “Enhanced for Windows ReadyBoost” on their packaging and in their marketing.  These devices must meet these criteria: At least 500MB available for ReadyBoost™ cache 5 MB/sec throughput for random 4k reads across the entire device…


Remember your first 17 inch CRT ???

I was looking at my desk today and reminiscing about what it looked like when I had it made.  It was 1986 and I had been in my new home a little over a year.  I was poor but had finally saved enough money to create my study which included some custom shelves and the desk in…


Why do you think they call it dope?

Here’s an interesting story about GPS.  http://www.engadget.com/2006/10/20/when-growing-pot-dont-leave-the-crops-coordinates-in-your-gps/.  Obviously the crop was vintage.


Get a Motorola Q for $99

The phone I use, the Motorola Q is now on promotion for $99 USD.  See http://estore.vzwshop.com/so/motoqbiz/ for the promotion details.  It’s a Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone so it’s designed to be used with one hand.  If you want speed today, the Verizon and Sprint networks offer EVDO and you can use the new high tech cell…


Seen the Windows Vista Tips and Tricks website?

Hopefully the trickery will be kept to a minimum, but with the All Hallows Eve rapidly approaching, you never know.  Anyway, the site just launched so head on over to http://www.windowsvistatnt.com/ when you get a moment and check it out.  Hopefully it will become one of those little jewels that is deserving of a spot in…


Well that was fun – IE 7 installation results

One of my older laptops (Compaq Evo n620c) is still running Windows XP Pro.  It will get upgraded to some form of Windows Vista when we RTM that product.  In the meantime, like many of you, I installed IE7 on it and have enjoyed tabbage (not to be confused with cabbage) ever since.  As you…


If we can’t break it, nobody can break it

Want to generate enough dogfood data to feed the dog pound for the next decade?  See Larry’s post on the subject at http://blogs.msdn.com/larryosterman/archive/2006/09/18/760981.aspx and a follow-up by KC at http://blogs.technet.com/kclemson/archive/2006/10/18/me-too.aspx.  And yes, I’d love to have a t-shirt.  I’ll even pay for it.  🙂