Monthly Archives: August 2005

Order Your XBox 360 Now and Save! :-)

Oh my — this won’t be cheap!   The "core" XBox 360 bundle is not acceptable — you obvcoiusly want the hard drive, better video & audio, along with Ethernet blah blah blah.   Getting the "Ultimate" XBox 360? — $700 Still getting fragged by your … Continue reading

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Where in the World?

We first began with the most basic of maps: Yahoo Maps: http://maps.yahoo.comMSN Maps: http://maps.msn.com   MSN got “fancy” and gave us the Encarta Maps http://encarta.msn.com   Then NASA gave us the World Wind Project, which showed what a true virtual … Continue reading

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DVD-Shrink is Gone! (Ya right)

Probably the best (free) program for removing movie DVD encryption for "archiving" to your computer’s hard disk for future burning is DVD-Shrink — but they are now no longer in business! 😦   http://www.dvdshrink.org   But thankfully you can still find it mirrored … Continue reading

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A Gripe, Some Links, and Dear Ol’ Mom

Dell’s for the Consumer – I don’t want to go off on a rant, but. . .recently I setup a number of Dell computers configured for the “Consumer”. While these computers are touted as being recently configured, I’m continually amazed … Continue reading

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Seek and Ye Shall Find

Here’s a new Microsoft Search Engine — it includes many resources in one location: http://microsoftsearchengine.com/   I also tend to use Google’s special Microsoft search filter: http://www.google.com/microsoft   . . .as well as the Windows Secret’s "Win Find" http://www.windowssecrets.com/winfind/    … Continue reading

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4 New Utilities and a Robotic Pen

Locate "Unknown Devices"   "Unknown Devices helps you find what those unknown devices in Device Manager really are. By checking Device Manager for unknown devices and extracting information from it, this program attempts to figure out what the device is. You … Continue reading

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Windows Update + Office Update = Microsoft Update

Thanks Jeff for pointing out that Microsoft FINALLY merged the Windows & Office Updates into one single update!   When you go to the Windows Update page, you’ll notice a new paragraph on the right side of the screen. It tells … Continue reading

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