January, 2006

  • Steve Clayton

    Pimp my PC

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    I can't say I'm a huge fan of MTV's "Pimp my Ride" but Dell made announcments about their new lineup at CES yesterday including a limited edition "pimped out" PC for gamers. the XPS 600 Renegade - the system boasts a custom red paint job with flame graphics along the side. it will hold two of Nvidia's GeForce 7800 SLI graphics cards, which would allow four graphics processors to be linked together alongside a 4.26GHz Intel Extreme Edition dual-core chip. Quite the gaming machine then!

    Their XPS Mobile Concept looks pretty cool too.

  • Steve Clayton

    Folder Share

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    If you haven't come across Folder Share you *have* to check it out. It's the coolest new technology I have seen in ages - so cool we bought it a few months back. In a nutshell, it's a peer to peer file replication service - the best bit of which is it's free :) With an upper limit on file sizes of 2gb and a very simple and intuitive UI, it's a terric way to keep files replicated across home/work machines automatically and securely.

    "You no longer need to send large files via email, burn them to CDs/DVDs and mail them, or upload them to a website. FolderShare allows you to share and sync important information instantly with anyone you invite, making it the perfect solution for personal or small business use."

     

  • Steve Clayton

    Applications for Windows SharePoint Services

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    Building on the success of the previous 30 application templates we launched back in August for Sharepoint, we have brought out 3 more - Discussion Database, Document Library and Team Work Site.

    They're free and similar to many of the common Lotus Notes or Exchange public folder scenarios.

  • Steve Clayton

    Fry's - man that place is HUGE!

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    I made a pilgrimage to the Fry's Electronics store in Renton, WA today. It's about 7 years since I went to one in California (which I think was the one in Campbell). The Washington outpost didn't disappoint - the place is just HUGE ane makes PC World look like a corner shop. Granted it sells a lot more than just electronics these days but the array of stuff you can buy for a PC is amazing - from cases, disks, memory right down to transistors. A true geek heaven :) Apparently the one in Renton "reflects past historical events" - but I couldn't figure that out. 

    Needless to say this peice of computing history has taken to the web with Fry's Outpost

  • Steve Clayton

    Microsoft earns patching praise from IT execs

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    It doesn't happen very often so I thought it was worth posting - it seems our efforts to secure our products more and more are starting to be recognised as noted by ComputerWorld. 4 years on from the Trustworthy Computing announcement by BillG and there have been radical internal changes around the secure development of products. It looks like this is now starting to be realised. When you hear a CSO say "It’s hard to point to a single vendor who is doing a better job" (Lloyd Hession, chief security officer at BT Radianz) it's a clear sign that the hard work is paying off. Still a long way to go of course on a never ending journey but it's great to hear.

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