Monday, November 24, 2008

The HP Magic Giveaway

It is happening very soon…

A few seconds ago, HP announced the HP Magic Giveaway , where 50 bloggers around the world are being asked to play a role in creating some magic for some lucky people this Christmas season.

I am privileged to have been invited...(read more)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The SmallBizWindows Epson WorkForce 600 Review

I have steered away from inkjet printers quite a while, indeed, the last several years, due to their lack of speed, and high cost of supplies, substituting dye-sub printers for personal photo printing.

It was a surprise when I was informed by Courtney...(read more)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

4 weeks with Windows 7 Milestone 3

On October 26, 2008, I had the opportunity of being part of an exclusive group selected by Microsoft to participate in a Windows 7 Reviewer’s Workshop prior to the public debut of the Windows 7 beta by Steven Sinofsky on Tuesday, October 28, 2008, at the Microsoft Professional Developer’s Conference (PDC2008) in Los Angeles, California. (Read on)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Dear Windows Marketing Team: I apologize!

For months now, I have excoriated you, both publicly, privately, and in backchannels.

Every time I read incorrect statements from supposed media hacks, I cursed you out!

Every time I read more phony assertions in the bloggorhea that sometimes consumes...(read more)

Is Vikram Pandit in over his head?

While I was kinda fixated on Jerry ‘Pollyanna’ Yang and his wanton destruction of billions in shareholder equity * , Viki has been flying under the radar.

While Vikram, unlike Jerr, is actually trying to do something, I cannot help this sinking feeling...(read more)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Why I won’t be using Windows Live Cashback ever again!

Decided to give Cashback a try, and they FAILED!

Trip this:

  • Created an account (a while back)
  • I went to Cashback
  • Logged in Did a search
  • Went to the best priced store there – Abacus24-7.com
  • Made a purchase – 4 dual-socket, and 12 dual-socket HDMI wall...(read more)

The SmallBizWindows.com Interview with Chris Aarons & Geoff Nelson of BuzzCorps

Sunday, November 09, 2008

The Chief Yahoo! speaks, and Redmond isn’t listening

Sometime earlier this year, Steve Ballmer, on behalf of Microsoft, made an offer for Yahoo! that was beyond generous.

We all know how that went: the Yahooligans went ballistic, thinking their little piece of the pie was worth more than was offered. After...(read more)

    Tuesday, November 04, 2008

    The AbsoluteVista.com HP Color LaserJet CM6040f Review

    I have been testing the HP Color LaserJet CM6040f at our Northern Colorado MedikLabs for over nine weeks.

    Based on the review we have awarded it the SmallBizVista.com Superstar Award, denoting impressive performance.

    At Logikworx, our recommended departmental...(read more)

    Monday, November 03, 2008

    NetworkWorld: Subscription renewal made easy

    I renewed my subscription to NetworkWorld magazine, the print and digital edition easily.

    How easy was it?

    Confirm an identifier I entered when I first subscribed, and clicked submit.

    That was all. No more re-entering all the information I had entered...(read more)

    Lewis Hamilton is the 2008 FIA Formula One Champion

    Yesterday, at the Interlagos Circuit in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Lewis Hamilton won the 2008 Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile Driver’s Championship.

    Mad, mad props to you, Lewis.

    Not since the retirement of Michael Schumacher have I been this...(read more)

      Sunday, November 02, 2008