I am Microsoftie 4 ever (18+ years) working in Windows Services and Content team in the UK, my blog is mainly focused on the Windows family of products and trying to provide help pointers and resources for customers on our products.
I am sorry I can’t help with the translation but it covers areas such as Movie Maker, Photo Gallery and Security (I think)
Windows Vista - Využívejte svůj počítač naplno
Thanks to Julius - Microsoft Czech Republic Online marketing manager
Really like this new initiative from Amazon, not only from the ecological side of things but from the Wrap rage that I am sure you will all have encountered with stuff you buy.
I love the idea of the UGC (User generated Content) element to the campaign www.amazon.com/frustration although it is a pity there is no way for me to embed the videos on this blog. The share functionality seems to be just a an email link, come on Amazon let it go Viral, or maybe I am just missing something… http://www.amazon.com/gp/mpd/permalink/m1THTXLYALTON1
Almost unbelievably we actually have some content on Windows Help and How-to about how to open the Windows Vista box so if you get stuck you know how to get in now. Looking at the stats it gets a reasonable amount of traffic as well!
In my never ending quest for all sites to help with Vista I came across this recent article by PCmag.com by Jennifer L. DeLeo
198 Windows Vista Tips & Tricks - Solutions by PC Magazine
it takes a while to go through them all as they are spread over several pages and most are just small short snippet such as the Boost Compatibility tip.
I have always been reasonably agnostic about the Google logo, never loving or hating it, I like the smart things they do with the Google Doodles. But have just read the following article The Israeli woman behind the Google logo and it is worth a quick read if you don’t know the history. Ruth Kedar is the lady behind the logo..
‘There are two reasons why the Google logo looks so simple: First, it is based on an earlier sketch Brin designed using the free design program GIMP; second, was the designer's decision to create something simple, catchy and user-friendly.’
‘It somewhat amuses me to turn on the computer and look at the logo I designed. But it also fills me with pride," she said. "When you say Google to people today, they immediately see the colorful logo.’
Originally spotted on Search Engine Land
So this humorous little story has been doing the rounds here in the UK, what do you think the welsh translation reads?
Well nothing to do with heavy good vehicles that's for sure, it actually reads
"I am not in the office at the moment. Send any work to be translated".
BBC NEWS | Wales | E-mail error ends up on road sign
If you like your Windows Vista in Armenian, then you can download the latest Windows Vista Language Interface Pack (LIP) now:
Click here to download the Armenian Vista LIP.
All user generated I believe from some of the more than 17,000 photos and videos uploaded at http://www.windows.com
Nice to see some of the more odd ones as well
More info from the Advertising age
Thanks to Vishal for pointing out this competition over on the Windows Guides
‘Best Windows Customization Website’ Competition
‘If you run a blog/website/forum, which focuses on Windows customization, you are eligible to participate. If you run a website that focuses on other areas, you will be eligible if your website has substantial content aimed at customizing Windows.’
remember you got to be in it it win it….
Spotted this article on The Independent, maybe all that surfing will be of value in the end? or is it just those that like finding new information and solving problems naturally come to the top anyway. Is surfing just another method to do that?
‘The Internet is not just changing the way people live but altering the way our brains work, with one neuroscientist arguing this is an evolutionary change which will put the tech-savvy at the top of the new social order. ‘
Surfing the internet "alters your brain" - News, Gadgets & Tech - The Independent
‘We're seeing an evolutionary change. The people in the next generation who are really going to have the edge are the ones who master the technological skills and also face-to-face skills," Small told Reuters in a telephone interview. ‘
Just wandering around the PDC 2008 web site and came across the Blog Bling page. There is even some bling for those left behind :)
PDC2008 | Social | Bling