Awesome Matrix scenes in HD

I noticed this morning that if you look under Clips in Xbox Marketplace, you can download, for free, some key Matrix scenes in HD!  The two I pulled down where Neo fighting Morpheous and the scene where Neo and Trinity fight their way in to the building with guns blazing and music roaring.  I have…


VPN to your Vista machine

This may not seem all that interesting at face value but there are a LOT of people in higher education who have workstations that use public IP’s.  There is a secure way to connect to your machine remotely.  Here’s how to setup your Windows Vista workstation to accept new incoming VPN connections.  This was also…

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Check out the photos over on the Home Server blog

 Yeah, this beats the PowerEdge 2450 and PowerVault 200 I have running as my test gear in the basement…  It’s nearly time to get my server on EBay in anticipation of grabbing up whatever appliances for WHS ship first.  Given my draw to HP gear, most likely I’ll look for their next rev MediaSmart Server.  I was…


Unlimited Potential: Transforming Education

Traveling today so I’ve got a link for you rather than something original.  If you are interested in some of the investments Microsoft is making in Education, browse over this site.  This is a nice consolidated list that might introduce you to something new!  There are a lot of good projects listed here and I would be very…


How to use the Snipping Tool to capture context menus

I use this almost every day.  If you read my blog you’ll notice I love screenshots and I always have a green border around them.  That comes from a setting I have applied to the Vista Snipping Tool.  Initially I was capturing good stuff but was frustrated when I did a right-click, then hit New…

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How to quickly discover Office 2007 keyboard shortcuts

I use flagged items A LOT.  I live and die by the Outlook To-Do bar.  In fact, I always feel on top of Email because I can effectively triage it from my phone by moving it in to folders and then flagging those items when I get back to my laptop.  I have the process…

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Microsoft SharedView Beta

I had a chance to play around with this quite a lot and I LOVE it.  It fits the description “just works” as a desktop sharing app.  It’s very easy to get up and running which is important if you are working with a remote friend who doesn’t know how to configure and setup challenging network and…


New Sony VAIO desktops

Have you seen the new VAIOs?  WOW.  I was at Fry’s in Chicago yesterday.  Sony is obviously known for their stylistic form factor but this is impressive and actually pretty affordable.  You can get in to one of these fully loaded at around 1600 bucks.  Not great, but not 1000$ over what you would pay…


x64 drivers for the smartcard reader in HP laptops!

Sweet, I just heard, tested, and confirmed that the drivers HP has posted for the TI smartcard reader work for 64-bit even though they are only listed in the category for 32-bit versions of Vista.  I am only able to test this on my nc8430 and my nx6125, beyond those two models I have no idea…

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Live Search in Windows PowerShell

Don, in case you spot this – I’m stealing your title and linking back to you! This is the type of thing I flag in my mind.  I can think of many, many applications.  Imagine having search built in to applications with more than just an iframe, real usable data that you can build on!…