Category Archives: Humor & Diversions

Rose Parade Float from Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect

Microsoft had a float representing their Xbox Kinect on this morning’s 2012 New Year’s Rose Parade!

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Who Coined the Term "Rock and Roll"?

I’m continually told by “radio people” how NY’s famous WINS-AM DJ, Alan Freed, was the first person to use the term Rock & Roll to describe a certain type of music.  However, the phrase Rock & Roll had been in … Continue reading

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Microsoft Has a Serious Sense of Humor Training Website

  Microsoft ‘s Humor Training – Hello!  We’re glad you stopped by to see how seriously we take humor.  No, this page isn’t a joke.  It’s part of a complete set of professional development competencies that we developed with educators … Continue reading

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Ron Howard Directs “Funny-or-Die’s Presidential Reunion” Video Starring Saturday Night Live (SNL) Veterans!

  Ron Howard has directed "Funny or Die’s: Presidential Reunion" Barack Obama gets a surprise visit in the night from Saturday Night Live’s ex-Presidents Bush Sr., Bush Jr., Clinton, Ford, Reagan and Carter to get a few pointers about the … Continue reading

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Stupid Windows 7 Trick: Keyboard Shortcut for Windows XP’s Task Switcher

  We all know the "normal" keyboard shortcuts for switching between tasks within Windows: <Alt> + <Tab> = Switch & Preview Through Windows Tasks <WinKey> + <Tab> =  Flip Through Windows Tasks But within Windows 7, there’s  still the Windows XP … Continue reading

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Windows 7 on Family Guy: First Sneak Peek:

  Microsoft & FOX have teamed-up to have Windows 7 featured on the Family Guy.  Here’s the first sneak peek at the upcoming November 8th episode.   

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Microsoft Research Releases “Page Hunt” – Bing Web Search Game

  Microsoft’s Research Lab has released Page Hunt a game where you search in reverse:  you’re shown a web page, which you have to "hunt down" using queries sent to Bing.  When you see the web page, think of a … Continue reading

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Pepsi Has a New Logo?

  I know that I’m sometimes oblivious to things not related to technology or Microsoft — but when did Pepsi change their logo?    

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Random House Releases Free Audiobook of StarWars: Legacy of the Force – BETRAYAL

  StarWars: Legacy of the Force – Have you ever wondered what happened to Han, Luke and Leia after the events of Return of the Jedi?   Now, in BETRAYAL, the legacy that began with Anakin Skywalker has finally come full … Continue reading

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Bill Gates’s Last Day: The CES Keynote (Official) Video

  I was waiting for an "official" release of this video from Microsoft BEFORE telling people to view one of the many poor quality copies.   Microsoft’s Channel 10 has just released the official, full length, high quality version of the … Continue reading

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