Vista Performance Report

Interesting report from a new Microsoft blogger.  I actually caught up with the article over on Bink.  What’s really interesting is that enabling the Aero interface did not show much overall impact on performance.  I would have to agree with this.  A couple of times if I had a runaway app slowing down my machine I…


Using TabletPCs for studying

I love reading the Student Tablet PC blog.  This is a really interesting idea that includes the value of not just a tablet but the applications such as OneNote and how they can add value to studying. Link to The Student Tablet PC » Blog Archives » Expert Tiny-Writing Cheat Sheets In my life, I use OneNote to…

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News reports of a Windows vulnerability

In the last few days there has been a lot of chatter about a vulnerability found in Windows.  Ars Technica has a good write-up.  The point is you have to have access to the machine to exploit the vulnerability.  It should be taken seriously without a doubt but when I see things like this I have…

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Windows Server 2003 Admin Pack on Vista

I had a few other things to write about today but I’ll keep them in the queue for now.  This has been a major request from a lot of customers.  Link to Error message when you install the Windows Server 2003 management tools on a Windows Vista-based computer: “MMC could not create the snap-in”


H3 Brute video!

http://www.bungie.net/News/TopStory.aspx?cid=9340 So I stopped by a Gamestop the other day to grab a wireless headset (which my dog has already tried to chew up) and as I was checking out the lady at the counter said “would you like me to put you on the list for Halo 3?  It’s only 5 dollars down.”  My…


Merry Christmas

and Happy Holidays to everyone!


Xbox 360 for Christmas

I selected and purchased my own present this year.  It’s actually Christmas and Birthday since I’ve got a Birthday coming up on the 9th.  What did I get? XBOX 360! Yes, I know I’m late to the game.  I’ve really been dragging my feet but now with the 360 being a Media Center Extender for…


Search folders in tools

Interesting post The gist of this article is even if the tool you’re using does not support search folders you can place a search folder within a real folder and it should pick it up.  That really gets my mind working on scenarios…  Theoretically I could craft all kinds of uses for this. Two posts…


Retail Launch Animations

They came for Vista Blog that points over to animations for sharing knowledge with retail partners.  These are fantastic. Also – no post yesterday.  That’s a result of being on vacation and spending the day with family.  By the end of the day I find I’ve exerted twice the energy of a standard work day. …


TFTP client in Vista

At a presentation last week a gentleman asked me if Vista includes a tftp client.  Today I was poking around in the Vista add/remove features and there it is!  Below is the command line output of tftp /?.

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