Have it your way

In response to the outcry over the removal of the Start menu in the recent Windows 8 previews, Microsoft has announced that they are restoring a key piece of classic functionality before the final release of the highly anticipated operating system this fall. “We’re listening to our customers.” said Richard Astley, Vice-president of the Consumer …

Irony FTW

Boy, those Redbox kiosks are everywhere these days. If you’ve never seen one, it’s essentially an automated vending machine that rents new-release DVDs for $1 per night. You commonly find them in front of Wal-mart stores, pharmacies, and fast food joints. I saw this on the way to work this morning: Things aren’t looking so …

FriendFeed added as Windows Live web activity, universe implodes

Redmond, WA – Following the recent trend of integration between social networking technologies, Windows Live announced a partnership with the popular life-streaming service FriendFeed. FriendFeed is a unique tool that aggregates updates from over 50 popular social networking services, including Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, Flickr, Digg, LinkedIn, and many others. Once you join and configure the …

White and nerdy

Following yesterday’s dissertation on Word macros, here’s a short one, just to keep it real. From Weird Al’s album Straight Outta Lynwood, here’s the video for “White and Nerdy” (apologies to Chamillionaire’s original video for “Ridin’”, but it’s better if you’re familiar with the original first). White and Nerdy This kind of fast-paced rap and sharp, …

Reach for the sky

By now, you’ve probably all heard about Microsoft’s plans to drag us all kicking and screaming into cloud computing. Every aspect of our digital lives is moving ever closer to their massive array of super-computers and amorphous online storage. We exchange email using web-based accounts, store our cherished photos online, share our favorite websites on …

Portmanteau o’ the day

Blackhole (n): A BlackBerry™ user who acts like a complete asshole by incessantly fiddling with his or her device at inopportune moments, including meetings, seminars, weddings, funerals, and intimate relations. Blackholes are characterized by near-sightedness, sensitivity to vibration, callused thumbs, and a complete disregard for people around them. See also, CrackBerry addict. This word may …