Satisfy Me

A blog by M3 Sweatt with thoughts on time, technology, products and services at Microsoft
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August, 2006

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    Correction: Media Center up to 14M units

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    With respect to my post today re: Slate on "The Myth of the Living-Room PC" I was sent a note via the blog email feature, reminding me of Matt Goyer's Media Center blog and his post noting that MCE is now at 14 million units. (Matt points to an interview...
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    Friday Humour: Star Trek Inspirational Posters

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    You've heard their renditions of "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Gentle on My Mind" on The Best of Leonard Nimoy & William Shatner . Now you can be inspired every day by these Star Trek Inspirational Posters. "BASED ON THOSE DELIGHTFUL INSPIRATIONAL...
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    Peter Cullen on balancing Internet privacy with safety

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    Today the Seattle PI Seattle PI Newspaper has an article that includes a few words of wisdon from our own Peter Cullen , our Chief Privacy Strategist. The article provides some insight from a recent lunch in Seattle where people gathered to hear feedback...
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    TWICE reports Zune for $299 in three colours

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    In TWICE today, the magazine reports that the first, new Zune players will be available this fall in three colors with an SRP of $299: "Retailers who have been briefed by Microsoft told TWICE the player will offer Wi-Fi capability, but will require...
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    Of interest for fliers: New FAQ from the TSA

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    Courtesy of Slate.com , the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has updated their FAQs for airline passengers , with the updated new rules on what you may and may not bring in your carry-on luggage in the States: "The rules are so new,...
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    Slate on "The Myth of the Living-Room PC"

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    Thanks for the IM with the article in Slate this week on "The Myth of the Living-Room PC." From the article: "McCracken says most homes are consolidating around a two-hub model. A PC (or Mac) with some multimedia features anchors the home office...
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    Test your Internet Connection Speed on MSN

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    MSN Tech & Gadgets (in conjunction with CNET) has a page set to test your internet connection on CNET's Bandwidth Meter. Go to http://tech.msn.com/products/speedtest.aspx You can take the speed test and see just how fast your Internet connection...
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    Wireless LAN API via Microsoft Connect

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    Quick note... I have seen at least a dozen requests over the last few days related to the Wireless LAN API for Windows XP. "How do I join in the beta program?" Go to http://connect.microsoft.com and look for available connection “WLAN API for...
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    Microsoft security updates for Aug '06

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    Updates for August are noew available here , on the Microsoft security update bulletins site. Other helpful info from the site: How to get the updates To get the Windows update for your home computer or laptop go to the Microsoft Update Web...
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    Blog links: Apple's WWDC '06 keynote

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    Thanks for the link to a friend this am to Xeni's coverage yesterday of the Apple WWDC06 in San Francisco. Here are a couple of notable/interesting items... "10:00 -- WWDC-tailored video clip of Mac/PC guys. "PC" tells all developers present at...
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    HD DVD drive for Xbox 360 at DVD Forum

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    This week in LA, Kevin Collins from MS showed off HD DVD drive for Xbox 360 at the at the DVD Forum. No pictures as of yet, but CNET reported that... "The device--about the size of a hardback book--played "The Phantom of the Opera" as Collins pulled...
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    LifeCams: Windows Messenger Live cameras

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    A new section in the MS Hardware section of our web site today: all about digital communications with the two new USB2, high-speed LifeCams, the LifeCam VX-3000 and the LifeCam VX-6000 . (Previously blogged here .) The features page on the new cameras...
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    In Wired: Be your own digital DJ

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    With apologies to Beck, Eliot Van Buskirk at Wired has an article "Two MP3s and a Microphone" which outlines the basics and provides a rudimentary step-by-step guide of being a digital DJ... "Instead, I want to address anyone with a bunch of digital...
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    For fun: Blue Angels over Lake Washington today

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    There's something about some high-powered aircraft buzzing a couple of hundred feet over your house, followed by an amazing boom. The Navy's Blue Angels performed (click for pic) this weekend for Seafair and the show was great. We took our boys to see...
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    Please, it's not "Googled" but "run a Google search"

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    Frank Ahrens of The Washington Post writes today (registration required, also picked up in the Seattle Times ) that "Google goes the extra mile and provides a helpful list of appropriate and inappropriate uses of its name." "In July, The Washington...
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    How to complain (and get results)

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    Thanks to the associate who sent the link this morning to the article in today's Seattle Times, "Firing of an e-mail? Make sure of your aim," which offers a look at how an email exchange that lacks clarity can raise someone's ire. (This in response to...
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    Gotta problem with your Mac? Email Steve Jobs

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    In his post this week " When bad customer service turns good ," Ted Lee highlights how when he sent his fairly new Macbook Pro in for service, techs promised it would be back by the end of this week. When that wasn't happening due to a missing part, this...
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    Friday link: Slate on the coolest coolers

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    A blast from the past (ok, July 4th), as the heat wave is keeping it hotter than ever in many cities across the States and Canada this week... the heat wave continues but I heard that it should start to cool down by Sunday in some parts. So for a hot...
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    Managing podcasts: Marc Mercuri's InfoCenter

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    Microsoft Watch has an article today on Marc Mercuri's information-aggregator, Information Center, or InfoCenter. As noted on Marc's blog, if you haven't heard of InfoCenter, then it's worth checking out http://dotnetrocks.com/default.aspx?showID=189...
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    Link: Geoffrey Moore interview: innovation alone is not enough

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    Of interest: a new interview in Innovations magazine with Geoffrey Moore (author of Crossing the Chasm and his new book Dealing with Darwin ) is available for download here . Moore’s new book takes a look at how innovation alone is not enough... "Innovation...
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    David Pogue on how great customer service breeds loyalty

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    Generally, I like what David Pogue has to say. Today in his daily mail he covers " Business 101: Quality Customer Service Breeds Customer Loyalty ." (registration required) In it, he talks about the experience he had with a popular online electronics...
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    Of interest & Links: FAS' intern site on Preparing for a disaster

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    Last year I blogged about being prepared for a disaster . Tonight a reader sent me a link to on boingboing's entry on the new ReallyReady web site (created by a summer intern at the Federation of American Scientists) which "beats the Department of Homeland...
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    Blake's 'Ultimate List' of Microsoft Software and resources

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    Blake Handler has posted posted on his Spaces blog his "Ultimate List of Free Windows Software from Microsoft." "Microsoft has over 150 FREE Windows Programs available for download -- but finding them all is extremely difficult. Until now, thanks...
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    Changes in COSD: DeVaan & Valentine

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    As noted in the Seattle Times today this week, Jon DeVaan will be moving to PSD to co-lead the Core Operating System Division (aka COSD) with the irrepressible Brian Valentine . COSD builds the bits that is the foundation for our Windows Client and Server...
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    Back on the Customer Satisfaction blog

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    Back on the blog, after being AWOL the last week or so unexpectedly. Last week I was out of the office and off the broadband loop due to a death in the family. Why is this important for the blog you ask? One of the reasons I do what I do was in part...
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