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I guess I missed Woodstock again…

This is my second post on the exciting weekend I had at Podcamp in Boston #pcb4.  I was lucky enough to be invited to this event by a friend and had a great time.  Since then I have read a few posts that mentioned that the feel from the last few years wasn’t the same.  [...]

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What I learned on my summer vacation (#pcb4)

What I learned at Podcamp Boston #pcb4

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Zune 120GB

After ordering the myvu glasses a couple of weeks ago, I thought it would be nice to see how they worked with a portable media player.  Since we had an Apple ITouch, I figured I would try out the Microsoft Zune for a change.  Over the last few months I have heard good things about [...]

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myvu solo plus

I don’t know why I bought these, other than I thought they would be neat to try. I bought them for over 30% off at http://www.woot.com,  which is one of those daily discount sites.  These are the ones that work right out of the box with the Microsoft Zune and the Nokia, they also come [...]

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I like my Netbook

Recently I picked up an older model Acer Aspire One Netbook. While I wouldn’t recommend this as your main laptop computer it is great for taking on the road weighing less than 3lbs.  Since this was a close out model with a slow Solid State Drive and an 8.9″ screen, it  is not the fastest [...]

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Copying files to a Virtual PC

I use Virtual PCs in development all the time and usually map a drive on the host pc in order to copy files.  Recently while reading Gary James’s blog he had an article that stated by just opening Windows Explorer on the virtual and on the Host you could copy between them.  Well since I use [...]

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Roku

Last summer I bought a Roku in order to watch movies from Netflix on what at that time was a regular 27″ tube TV. Recently I updated my television to a 42″ plasma and was a little worried about how the Roku would perform considering it is hooked up via a wireless connection to the [...]

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Designing Software with/for my sudden disability

A few weeks ago I would have said I was a pretty good software designer using the many tools we have nowadays to make applications and websites attractive. That was until I spilled a full cup of coffee on my laptop (another story). I am a diabetic and last year started having problems with my [...]

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All in Ones are they the printers of the future?

Recently I needed to purchase a new printer to replace an aging Canon Bubble Jet printer that I have owned for around 8 years. This become a necessity after the printer died when trying to help my daughter apply to colleges (note my absence over the last week). Since I am a big HP fan [...]

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Code Signing, who is the Unknown Publisher?

Since Microsoft got religion around security, and especially since SP2 developers have been faced with the Unknown Publisher problem. Any application that has not been signed with a digital certificate from a trusted CA (Certificate Authority) displays a message that the publisher is Unknown with a more forceful warning than in previous versions of Windows. [...]

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