Connected World

As a consultant you find yourself all over the place.  Today I am headed to downtown Chicago via the good ole train.  It’s roughly a 1:30 minute ride one way.  I normally travel with at least the following: Large cup of Dunkin Donuts ( you know America runs on it ) 1 Verizon phone with…

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.NET House?

Total geek stuff!!! controlthink home control has released an a .NET SDK to control all of your house automation needs.  Yes, my house is now going to get .NETized.

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I’m back, blogging again that is.

 Wow, so its really been a long time since I posted any real content. This past year has just been a whirl wind of activities for both my wife and I. We had our first kid, built a new house, yaddaa yaddaa yaaddaa. Before you know it a whole 6 months slipped from your fingers. So enough…


Are you really in control?

Last night I’m sitting on the couch coding away when suddenly mouse and keyboard were taken over and controlled by someone else.  In a total panic I try and close down everything of which has a connection to the Internet.  Things stop!  At this point I am in total awe at what just happened.  I start…

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Multiplicity ROCKS!

Like any good geek I have a ton of different machines and always seem to work work off a few monitors at once.  Since I have a few monitors I really didn’t need a KVM but I needed a way to get rid of the stacks of keyboards and mice, Multiplicity!!!!   I just installed the trial version and it just…

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Announcing, Ethan Clark Sell

Warning, Baby SPAM!   Last night we introduced a new potential Microsoft interview candidate 🙂   <ECS>     <Name>Ethan Clark Sell</Name>   <Date>March 9th 2006</Date>   <TimeOfDelivery>9.35 PM</TimeOfDelivery>   <Sex>Male</Sex>   <Weight>6 LB 8 OZ</Weight>   <Length>17.5″</Length>   <DeliveryOffset>17 days early</DeliveryOffset>   <APGAR Score=”9.5″ />     <VisualStudioSettings Preference=”Visual C# Development Settings” />  …

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Codename Origami

You may have heard some buzz around something called Origami which is a new PC form factor.  You can find out the official details here: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2006/mar06/03-09Mobile.mspx Funny part, I have just enough room in my backpack for yet another device.

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Free Thumb Drive?

Serious?  I can’t joke at a time like this. Click here, then click on valuable information. I don’t think it gets any easier than that. Thanks to Blake Handler for the awesome find.

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Energy Blue Theme

Want a better looking desktop theme?  Microsoft a while back released a theme called Energy Blue or Royal.  I was first introduced to it via the Experience Pack for Tablet PC.  Well it turns out that theme doesn’t just work on a tablet pc but XP as well, here’s how: Download : http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/2/9/5295FA0C-575A-4EE6-B186-0A8CF7DDFDE6/WindowsXP-TabletPC-EnergyBlueTheme-x86-ENU.exe Do not…

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Building or Buying a New House?

Way off the beaten path… A number of months ago my wife and I finally decided to build a new house.  If you have ever gone through the process of building or buying a new home, you know there is an unlimited amount of factors which ultimately affect the purchase and more so your monthly payment.  When…

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