Shawn

Shawn Wildermuth

The Blog

My Rants and Raves about technology, programming, everything else...


Can You Build a Productivity "Suite" with Two Applications?

Url: http://www.apple.com/iwork/

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Atlanta Geek Dinner

Url: http://nerddinner.com/blogs/atlanta/archive/200...

I hope everyone is ready.  We're changing places.  I have a reservation at the 5 Season's Brewing Company

5600 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 255-5911

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My Compact Framework Database Article is Up

Url: http://www.devsource.com/article2/0,1759,174964...

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The Demo Gods are Angry at CES

Url: http://metahost.savvislive.com/microsoft/200501...

Here is video of Gate's MCE demo at CES.  Not only a MCE crash, but also an XBox crash later on in the day.  Very embarassing.  But it isn't without a precedent:

Windows 98 BSOD

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Tivo v. ReplayTV...Take 2

After a relatively happy honeymoon, my marriage to the new Tivo is on the rocks.  I've been spoiled.  ReplayTV just does what I expect, with less of the intrusive advertising of Tivo.  Here are my sticking points:

So this leaves me with two options, go back to my ReplayTV (luckily I still have it), or see what a Windows Media Center Edition box with the XBox MCE Extender will do for me.  For now I am probably just going to get the ReplayTV going again, and look at the MCE for the future.

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New Microsoft Home Page?

Url: http://www.microsoft.com/

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January Geek/Nerd Dinner

Url: http://nerddinner.com/blogs/atlanta/archive/200...

Plan to meet Atlanta area geeks at January's Geek/Nerd dinner on January 13th! 

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RoboSapien

Url: http://www.robosapien.com/

So it's Christmas day and I received a RoboSapien from my brother.  It takes me back to my first 'Programmable' toy back in the eighties.  Much more limited than the RoboSapien, the Big Trak was a tank that you could specify it to move forward, back, turn left and right, and fire a fake laser:

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Christmas Eve

Elf on the TV, apple pies in the oven, ham on the table and I am blogging.  I must be nuts.  Of course I am at my mother's house and anything to get me out from in the middle of my vaguely crazy family.  Its wonderful to be home, but I am constantly reminded of why I left my hometown to begin with. 

I hope everyone out there is having a happy holidays, whether it is Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice or just December.

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Shelved...

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