Monthly Archives: October 2005

What’s in an MSN Name?

I enjoy reading the K*Spot – it belongs to Karen, a Program Manager for MSN Spaces. Her URL is “” which is pretty cool to only have the “K” as her username. Obviously since she works at Microsoft she was able to … Continue reading

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FREE Psychedelic Visualization

WhiteCap is a real-time music visualization plug-in for Windows Media Player from SoundSpectrum  featuring several hundred effects (morphing slideshow, savable and scriptable effects, video file export capabilities, control over specific effects, and expandability.)   Or in English: "This psychedelic plug-in … Continue reading

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FREE Microsoft Software for the Macintosh

My Mac Buddy Dub el Gee warned this will be my least read blog entry ever! But before any Macintosh users flame me for simply putting “Microsoft & Macintosh” in the same sentence – please first read my opinion. . … Continue reading

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FREE Microsoft eBooks Reader

eBooks Reader offers a digital version of printed books using Microsoft’s ClearType technology (meaning its very easy to read, even on a tiny screen). eBooks are offered by many book publishers and sold by popular online retailers. STEP ONE – … Continue reading

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FREE Microsoft Research Software (Goodies & Tweaks)

Microsoft Research’s website has lots of fascinating documents and a few programs and “sandbox prototypes” for download. Please remember that these products are still in development and may have bugs – so please read the software’s documentation and use with … Continue reading

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Prince of Persia

Wow, this brings back memories! But due to my older age and attention span, I loved that this flash demo can actually be finished! “The treacherous Vizier has overthrown the Sultan and seized control of the most feared magic ever … Continue reading

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Recent Microsoft Updates

I recently wrote about the potential problems with upgrading to Office Service Pack 2 — and hoped to illustrate that while updates ARE necessary, you can indeed run into problems.   Microsoft’s released some updates this past Thursday, and we’re begining to see some … Continue reading

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20 Tips to Speed-Up WiFi

YOUR WIRELESS NETWORK  Add a Wireless Repeater/Access Point to extend the range of your wireless network. Of course, extending the wireless network without wires is “desirable” but this effectively cuts your bandwidth in half – whenever possible use a cable, … Continue reading

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FREE Microsoft Support

Ignore the posting date — everything on this page is current!    As a Microsoft consultant I’m pleased that practically every resource is available freely on Microsoft’s website. They provide many useful downloads & fun “goodies”, as well as their support … Continue reading

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Know Where to Search, No Where to Hide

We all have our favorite search engines tips, and use Google, MSN,  and Yahoo! – but there are times when these search engines don’t have the information you’re looking for, so you’ll need to venture down the road to know where!  … Continue reading

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