How to use BITS to transfer files

BITS is Microsoft’s background intelligent transfer service.  It’s used to transfer files without it bothering you (roughly).  The goal is to use idle bandwidth, so it doesn’t affect that streaming radio station that you like, your video chat, etc. The service is relatively full-featured, although there isn’t a proper UI that I’m aware of (not sure…

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Sabarinath Nair reviews Guided Help, Vista

Sabarinath had this to say about Guided Help: Guided Help While this feature is still under beta, I believe this would be an interesting feature to have. In addition to having descriptive help files, Guided Help teaches you visually how to do the tasks. It also allows you to record steps, from which you can…

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Microsoft Junk Email Reporting Tool

This tool allows you to send in junk email so that others won’t have to read it and hopefully others similar too it won’t make it into your inbox.  It’s carefully done so that your privacy is respected (it’s not automatic so you won’t accidentally be sending things in).  It’s a bit annoying that it…

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Our uninvited Christmas tree(s)

Well, there’s a lot of story to the last couple days so I’m going to bite it off in pieces.  Here’s the story of our uninvited Christmas trees.  Backstory to follow. Here’s tree #1 – but it’s not our house.  This is our neighbor’s house – their cars were parked in front of the garage,…

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Will it blend? – Extreme Blending

I know this is stupid – but I still can’t resist sharing.  What blender manufacturers do when they get bored…

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Wii Damage

The Wii is just cool – I have a lot of friends asking me if I can get them a discount on it and I have to explain to them that it’s not a Microsoft product.  But it clearly appeals to a whole new group of people – these are generally folks that have never…

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OldNewThing – Raymond Chen’s new *Book*

Okay, I changed my mind, I wrote a book after all Back in 1993, I wrote that I’m doing this instead of writing a book. That was true then, but last year I decided to give this book thing another go, only to find that publishers generally aren’t interested in this stuff any more. …

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Halo 3 Beta signup

From the site… North America Halo Gamers! Register now for future Halo 3 updates and for an opportunity to participate in the Halo 3 multiplayer public beta program, scheduled to kick off in spring 2007. Participating in this beta is an unprecedented opportunity for gamers to be among the first to experience the most anticipated…

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Computer for the kitchen?

 [via on10] Interesting idea – but when’s the last time you looked at a well-used recipe book?  Covered in various ingredients.  Voice recognition perhaps?  Even though I think there is a place for this kind of thing, and that a touch screen is really important, I still wonder how much value there is here.  As…

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