Yahoo! in the news again, the best Mexican in the Silicon Valley and more of what I’ve read

Posted by Benjamin J. Romano posted this weekend of the Sunday Times report that has "Microsoft discussing deal to buy Yahoo search for way too much."  The story doesn’t quote a source.  OK. "Sunday Times report has Microsoft discussing deal to buy Yahoo search for way too much A report in The Sunday Times (of…

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Joe Wilcox’s post: Microsoft, Give Thanks

Of interest post-Thanksgiving, here’s more for you to digest on Microsoft… courtesy of Joe Wilcox in his post Microsoft, Give Thanks! "It’s another Thanksgiving and 10 new reasons why Microsoft should be grateful. Like the past two years (here and here), I have complied Microsoft’s what-to-be-thankful-for list." I’m thankful for the 64-bit version of the…

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Reprising a past post on Being Thankful

This has been a light blogging month, between being struck with a vicious cough and busy at the office.  All this coupled with system failures at home (first the cable modem goes out) and expiring securing credentials keeps one off mail and the Internet.  Nothing compared with the economic crisis or the terrorist attacks in…

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PC Magazine: "It’s all another reason why you’re better off with Vista."

Going though customer and partner feedback today, I was interested to see this appear in my mailbox (thanks to the several people who forwarded this today), an excerpt from an article by Larry Seltzer on PC Magazine’s blog, Why Vista Looks Good After The MS08-067 RPC Bug – Security Watch… One of the lessons of…

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Economic woes, netbooks, reports from WinHEC and of Windows 7, and what else I’ve read in recent days

On NPR’s Planet Money site, a “multimedia team of reporters tracks down the economists, investors and regular folks who are trying to make sense of the rapidly changing global economy,” there is an interesting series from Alex Blumberg.  He explained on All Things Considered (October 31, 2008) How Credit Default Swaps Spread Financial Rot (as…

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If someone says "that’s impossible"…

Five days since I posted, as I have been recovering from a cough/virus/whatever, and I was Mr. Mom all weekend long whilst my much better half spent the weekend with friends.  I have this of interest… … from mathoov’s Flickr stream. Thanks to Ariel for the link.   Tags: Ariel Waldman, whack, quotes. http://tinyurl.com/3qmjqj

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Watching the Windows 7 keynotes at WinHEC… all from the comfort of my home office

I’m out sick this week <cough, cough> whilst the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference 2008 (WinHEC) kicked off today at the Los Angeles Convention Center (thru November 7).  "WinHEC 2008 provides the opportunity to learn about the latest product news and opportunities from Microsoft and the ecosystem. This year’s event will focus on partner opportunities with…

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Advisory: Office for Mac 12.1.4 Fixes Entourage Meeting Invite Issue

As you may know from previous posts, we have both Macs and Windows PCs at home ( think that we even have some CPM and Unix lurking around somewhere).  One benefit is that I get to be the IT administrator for both, although the family uses Windows Vista exclusively.  As such, I was a bit…

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