Category Archives: Opinion

BestBuy’s Shameful Sales Pressure on Seniors

While I wish my 80 year old Father-in-Law would ask me for technical assistance, he’s proudly independent and still prefers doing things himself. He was tired of his old (analog) TV, and wanted to purchase a 40″ HDTV – should … Continue reading

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Seven Days in Utopia: Movie’s Ending Only on the Internet

Not sure if I’d be pleased to watch an entire movie and NOT see the ending — only to be told to check the Internet to “see what happens”. Movie Pooper: Seven Days in Utopia (2011) Seven Days in Utopia: … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Research Labs Removes Touch Mouse Sensor API :-(

It was only last month that other bloggers and I wrote about Microsoft’s Research Labs release of the Touch Mouse Sensor API. Microsoft then released an updated IntelliPoint 8.2 mouse driver to support their new Touch Mouse. Now, it appears … Continue reading

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Lady Gaga Stops By …

Just another day at the office … Lady Gaga stopped by to perform her new song “You And I” – she sure sounded great for 8am (^_^) Watch Here –>

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Mac vs. Windows: Walter Mossberg is Wrong

Walter Mossberg from the Wall Street Journal recently replied to a question: “I have a small but fast-growing business and am strongly considering going with Macs, but I’m not sure if it’s the cost-effective way to go. What are the … Continue reading

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“The End of Blogging?”

  Microsoft MSDN Blogger, John Daskalakis, had been writting about "Action plans and problem solving" — for the last few years, John gathered his "troubleshooting steps used in his daily work. Plus the occasional errors encountered and how to deal … Continue reading

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MSDN OPINION: How Microsoft Loses the Mobile War

I’m not sure how long MSDN Blogger "Professional Pessimist" (zhengziying) will be allowed to keep this post "up" — so I’m providing it here for comments: Published 05 May 10 01:17 PM | zhengziying  There are two ends of an … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs Admits iTunes for Windows is a Sub-Standard App

  In defending recent changes to the iPhone SDK agreement, Steve Jobs made a general argument about platforms: STEVE JOBS: We’ve been there before, and intermediate layers between the platform and the developer ultimately produces sub-standard apps and hinders the progress … Continue reading

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Opinion & Review: Apple’s iPad

  I’ve been asked a zillion times today to comment on Apple’s new iPad — so it appears I must: As a Microsoft MVP I have an obvious bias — Apple does not work with outside vendors, they don’t have … Continue reading

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CodePlex Releases Third Bing Desktop Wallpaper Changer – Can We Please Stop?

  CodePlex first released the Bing Wallpaper Downloader, this was quickly followed-up by BingPaper (both programs easily download daily wallpapers images directly from   And now CodePlex has a third program: Bing on Desktop Changer that downloads Bing images and sets them … Continue reading

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