Moving Along

After 11½ years at one of the greatest companies in the world, I’ve decided to leave Microsoft and rejuvenate my entrepreneurial spirit. My last day in the office is Friday, September 30, 2011. Thank you for subscribing to, reading, commenting, and e-mailing me about what I’ve written over the past 8 years. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed…

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My Windows 7 Beta 1 Experience

As mentioned in a recent post about My Windows 7 Theme Pack, I’ve been running Beta 1 (build 7000) for awhile now, and I love it! Windows 7 feels nimble, it doesn’t get in my way, and it lets me access and organize my work using some very natural conventions. In earlier versions, I’ve always…

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My Windows 7 Theme Pack

I’ve been running the Windows 7 beta for awhile now, and I’m in love! If you’re relatively technical and want to take the new OS for a spin, the good news is that we’ve extended the beta download period until February 10, 2009. Once you have it installed, it’s worth reading Tim Sneath’s fantastic list…

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My Decision Matrix

Have you ever had to make a decision with too many options or factors to consider all at once? Or perhaps you’d like to be more objective about your choices. Or maybe you need to document your decision to make it more defensible later on (“your honor, this chart shows why Grape Nehi is clearly…

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Obscure DVD Recommendations

Okay, “obscure” may be exaggerating a bit; perhaps “less well known” is a better way to describe these DVD picks. Like Helvetica: The Documentary, these aren’t your typical Saturday night popcorn popping blockbusters. But if you have an interest in any of these subjects, they’re worth checking out. First up is the excellent and extremely…

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How I Make My Wallpaper Images

I’ve put this one off for way too long. For everyone who has sent me e-mail over the years asking how I create my wallpaper images, I’ve finally taken the time to write down my thoughts, techniques, workflow, tips, and tricks. Wow…I never realized how many steps I go through! I’m sure that I forgot…

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How I Make My Wallpaper Images

Almost every week, I receive e-mail asking how I create my wallpaper images; this is an attempt to answer those questions. Until I sat down to outline this article, I didn’t realize how many steps I actually go through! For context, I’ve been a photography enthusiast for many years. Though I’ve taken only two photography…

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Internet Sharing with the Samsung BlackJack and Windows Vista

I was waiting for a flight out of Orange County Airport earlier this week, and after I fired up my laptop, I couldn’t find any publicly available wireless networks. So, I decided to try using my Samsung BlackJack (SGH-i607) for internet connectivity, because I had remembered reading about the feature awhile back. I tried to…

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Over One Million Wallpaper Visitors

I watched the stats for my wallpaper page tick past one million a few days ago. Wow! If you’d have told me when I posted my first macro photo years ago that it’d be the most popular page on my blog (by a long shot), I wouldn’t have believed it. I haven’t actually added up…

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Donkey Kong at MIX08: Behind the Scenes

In the two weeks since our MIX08 event in Las Vegas, I’ve been asked many times about Steve Wiebe’s attempt to re-claim the Donkey Kong world record at our TAO attendee party on March 5th, 2008. So, I thought I’d document what happened "behind the scenes" for those of you who may be curious. The…

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