How do I survive SXSW in Austin? By "attending" virtually

As you may know – and some may even be reading this from the great state of Texas – the South by South West (SxSW) festival kicked off in Austin. Unlike a few of my friends, and contrary to my thoughts in 2011, I won’t be there this year. There are some great reasons to…

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It's Time To Spring Forward An Hour in the US and Canada: Daylight Saving Time Arrives Sunday

  I was reminded today that daylight saving time (aka DST) is here once again, and that you’ll change your clocks this Sunday, March 11, 2012. Much of the United States and Canada will "Spring Forward" on Sunday at 2:00AM, as noted in more than 36,900 news articles today. (That’s up about 31,000 articles and…

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12 Apps & Services for Surviving Conference Season for iPhones… and Windows Phones

Just in time for SXSW and Mix10, courtesy of Amybeth Hale at Mashable is her list of 12 iPhone Apps for Surviving Conference Season… “As conference season is upon us (including SXSW, of course), I began thinking about all the things one might need to survive and stay connected with a busy schedule of travel…

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Surviving SXSW in Austin: A few helpful hints

Added 031210: @Microsoft: Tag #sxswHaiti on Twitter, @PayPal & @Microsoft will donate $0.25 to @SavetheChildren: http://bit.ly/918YAk Pls RT! Looking for something to do? Check out the list of nearly 700 SXSW side parties http://bit.ly/aO6zkS from 360sxswi! SXSW food parties (scroll down for today’s lineup) http://bit.ly/b4oH32 from 360sxswi. Thinking about lunch? A roundup of guides to food…

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Heading down to SXSW this year? Consider taking a travel power pack

Heading down to SXSW this year? Long flights? Worried about not finding a power outlet when your devices are running on low? I have to recommend the Energizer XP8000 Rechargeable Power Pack. (And no, I’m just an energizer customer, not shilling for Energizer. But in the interest of full disclosure, Microsoft and Energizer have been…

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Who's tweeting what on Twitter? A few of my recent favourites

How fitting that my reference to this blog post was my 1,000 tweet on Twitter… but here are a few of my recent favourite tweets from others on Twitter. A quick post as we hang with the kids this weekend on a gorgeous day: a few of my recent favourites tweets on Twitter:  SteveCase Gorgeous…

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