Monthly Archives: December 2007

BOGO Deal on HD DVDs from Amazon

Amazon has a nice buy one get one free (BOGO) deal on a pretty nice list of HD DVD titles. Amazon seems to consistently have the best deals on HD DVD titles   Technorati Tags: HD DVD

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Microsoft Office 2007 SP1 Released Today

Microsoft has a link where you can get SP1 for Office 2007. Here is Microsoft’s description: The 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 1 delivers important customer-requested stability and performance improvements, while incorporating further enhancements to user security. This service … Continue reading

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Very Nice Review of NetNewsWire

Shawn Blanc has a very comprehensive and favorable review of NetNewsWire, including screenshots of all the previous versions. Very interesting. Technorati Tags: NetNewsWire

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Fan Boy in Chief

NewsGator’s founder and CTO, Greg Reinacker has a recent post proclaiming his new found devotion to all things Apple. I have previously blogged about Apple Love here, and Vista bashing here. It’s very unfortunate that Microsoft has let Vista become … Continue reading

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There have been several stories published indicating that CompUSA has been sold to Gordon Brothers Group for liquidation after the holiday season. This is certainly sad news for their remaining employees, but the chain won’t be missed by many. They … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting SQL Server 2005 Database Mirroring

We have had very good luck with SQL Server 2005 Database Mirroring over the last 18 months. It is much easier to configure and maintain than database clustering (which we also use), and it provides some key advantages (such as … Continue reading

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Windows Vista SP1 Networking Speed Improvements

ZDNet’s Ed Bott has done some benchmarks that show a pretty dramatic improvement in network file transfer speed to/from Windows Home Server and the RC version of Vista SP1. Previously, he blogged about five ways to improve startup performance with … Continue reading

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There will be a PDC 2008

Microsoft announced that they will be holding a Professional Developer’s Conference (PDC) in 2008, from October 27-30 in Los Angeles. This is welcome news after they "postponed" the PDC 2007 conference. PDCs are typically held every two years, historically on … Continue reading

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Attack of the Apple Fan Boys

Over the last several months, a growing group of people that I know have succumbed to Apple Fan Boy syndrome.  It started with two guys who took the afternoon off to wait in line to get an 8GB iPhone the … Continue reading

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