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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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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Free download: Microsoft Security Essentials suite available now

Now available (US and Canada) is the new Microsoft Security Essentials suite, available for free, providing protection from viruses, spyware, and other malicious software for your PCs at home. Just installed the release version on my home PCs today. (Security Essentials will replace Windows Live OneCare, as I noted here this summer.) Microsoft Security Essentials…

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Of interest for bloggers: adCenter Analytics

Of interest… This release of Microsoft adCenter AnalyticsBeta delivers exciting new reporting functionality, so you can get a better picture of your Web site users’ engagement—from click to conversion. To add your name to our adCenter AnalyticsBeta invitation list, fill out the registration form below. We will use the information to plan a smooth ramp-up…

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Diversify Your Backups to Prepare for a Data Disaster (MSN Tech & Gadgets)

Rick Broida of PC World has an article on MSN Tech & Gadgets, Diversify Your Backups to Prepare for a Data Disaster… If a natural disaster wipes out your hard drive, it will probably destroy your local backups, too. Here’s a backup plan that will get you through even the worst-case scenario. Method 1: The…

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