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  • Chromebook Killer?

    I can see the $99 devices go well, but I don't see the Blue's Clues of Laptops making a huge dent in Chromebooks market. 

    Funny reading somebody saying that 2GB is enough for their side but isn't for the other.. and then somebody saying the exact opposite.  Regardless, 4 GB is going to run better than 2 GB on any system.

  • 50 things to do before you die

    4. Build a den

    but we called it making a fort out of furniture (sofa, chairs, pillows and other inventive things) ;) )


    10. Play conkers

    What is that?


    16. Bury someone in the sand

    So far, nobody's found him yet, either. ;)



  • is it IE or GMail that is forcing me to use Chrome?

    Why not just have multiple Users set in chrome.  It makes it easy to have multiple windows open, one for each account, at the same time and I haven't had a problem with it conflicting or crashing yet.

    Go to Settings >> Users >> Add new user

    Then you'll get an icon in the corner and click on that will allow you to select which account to have a window open for.

    Or you can have your account set up for multiple accounts and easily switch between them.  I like the multiple users option because it keeps things slightly cleaner but multiple accounts work well too.

    Manage multiple users on Chrome

    Sign in to multiple accounts at once


  • SkyDrive with VS

    I know it is very, very limited but you can edit the files in SkyDrive in the browser.  It doesn't give you more than colored syntax but if you are only changing a thing here or there that may be all you need (before compiling).

    This was particularly handy for editing PHP pages for a project when I was away from my computer. 

    If you have a project in SkyDrive now, give it a shot. Navigate to the file and click on it. If it is of a form SkyDrive recognizes it opens it up in an editing window with a Save button.

  • Holy crap, Stack Racking is no more!

    A lot of changes going on in Microsoft, and many of these (like this) has the potential of being a really, really good idea.  Hope this means Microsoft is getting healthier again!

  • One more reason to get a chromebook

    I am so glad to see the co-working on the same document.  That was one feature I really like with Google Docs as my wife and I would work on the same document (family Christmas Lists Wink ) at the same time on our own systems.

    As the web versions get better and better (and even *gasp* work in IE!) it is a definite benefit to me.  I already like how I can edit PHP pages in projects in the web browser through SkyDrive with color syntax and etc. so when I go home and open it up in WebMatrix those changes are there!

  • SQLite Browser

    Firefox has a SQLite Manager extension (https://code.google.com/p/sqlite-manager/)

    "Manage all your sqlite databases using this lightweight extension for firefox, thunderbird, seamonkey, songbird, komodo etc. "

  • If you're a VBA freak, check out what's Google is doing

    That was an interesting introduction.

  • How to sell Windows 8 (and phone and tablets)

    I love the "Why I love my Microsoft Surface RT" video!  Informative and unlike a lot of nay-sayers, pointing out the positives without the "but..."!  Glad to see it.

    I love the "real world" use cases rather than bloggers "let's try this for x days." type of reviews because the bloggers are usually not going into it with a truly open mind and that is going to taint their overall outlook.



  • Who wanted more skydrive storage?

    So far 25 GB is enough for me, but having 200 available would mean backing up almost everything (though half of that space would be filled immediately with digital photos)