Category Archives: Home Entertainment

Can infrastructure get rusty after just 6 years?

Well, the answer is yes.  I finished ripping all my CDs, which was painful but now that it’s done IT’S DONE.  Then I ripped out the damn Escient Fireball and associated Sony CD Jukebox.  But now I realize I can’t … Continue reading

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Ripping CDs

The most painful part of redoing my home entertainment setup is re-ripping all our CDs.  When we built the house 5 years ago (and made decisions even before that) we went with a then state-of-the-art Escient Fireball as our music … Continue reading

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Mobile Developer

Several months ago I decided it was time to get back into a product role and after considering several options recently joined the Mobile Developer effort in Microsoft’s Developer Division.  The Mobile Developer team is responsible for the development technologies … Continue reading

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Windows Home Server

Another update…I replaced my Seagate Mirra Server with an HP MediaSmart Server running Windows Home Server.  Installation of the server was painless, it’s basically a black box.  Installation of the client software, on each client, was also painless.  Far better … Continue reading

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The fun way to market things

This video for Microsoft Home Server is the kind of thing most of us wish Microsoft would do more of.  How else are you going to get people’s attention for this type of product?  How many people wake up saying … Continue reading

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Zune 80GB back in stock at Walmart.com

I was looking around at various sites and noticed that ZUNE 80GB model is now shown as being in-stock at Walmart’s web site.  http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=7958481

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Amazon Kindle

I haven’t actually used a Kindle yet, but I like what I’m seeing.  Before I read anything about the device I was commenting to a colleague that the way you expand the early adoption for a Reader is to make … Continue reading

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Talking about Where did all the Zunes go? – Gadgets- msnbc.com

I was in a Walmart today and they had 80GB Zunes available.  Not that I really cared…I wanted an 8GB model.  Small size and a preference for avoiding rotating memory in a device I am certainly going to shake, bake, and … Continue reading

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