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Special edition Gears of War 2 branded 120 Gb Zune
Came across this today and it's on my Xmas wish list (or is that the pre-Xmas list). The Xbox 360 fanboy web site had a posting about the GoW2 branded Zune that is coming out on November 7th (The GoW2 launch date for those that didn't know). Engadget has a posting with some images while the Zune Insider talks about the price and who will be offering it. Nice to see that the deal is available in Canada as well. Now Amazon.ca, the Source.cs, FutureShop.ca, and BestBuy.ca are all suppose to carry this ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 21, 2008 7:22 PM

Showing repeating decimals in Word
Not very amazing or technical but thought I'd post a bit about it anyways. Anyone that gets asked how to show a repeating decimal in Word, for example representing the fraction 1/3 in decimal is 1.33333333 with 3 repeating to infinity. Normally there would be a line above the last 3 (the line is called a vinculum). Now to show the 3 with a line above it in Microsoft Word you need to use a field code that superimposes one character over the other. Press Ctrl-F9 to insert the field delimiters then ......

Posted On Friday, October 10, 2008 4:57 PM

Students - get your Office 2007 Ultimate Edition for 64 dollars Canadian
Canadian students can now take advantage of a new promotion from MS for the Ultimate edition of Office 2007. For just 64 dollars Canadian (that's 64 dollars American btw as of earlier today) you can order Office 2007 Ultimate. All you need is a valid email address from one of the participating schools (both Universities and colleges are listed from across Canada) and you will need a valid student ID card if MS comes knocking at your door. And if you prefer to spend some of that money on books or ......

Posted On Thursday, September 20, 2007 2:23 PM

Portable Windows Live Writer 2.0 released.
I miss having admin rights to my laptop. All my development work is done with Virtual Machines now and I'm locked down on my laptop so I can't install anything that is beta or not directly work related. That included Windows Live Writer which I enjoyed using to post to my blog. But no longer ! Scott Kingery has released Windows Liver Writer Portable version 2.0 (apparently I missed version 1.0) so now I can get back to blogging semi-regularly. [via Download Squad] ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:08 AM

Tech support stories - lefties vs righties
Now this did happen a few years ago but for some reason today it popped back into my mind. I was having connection problems with my broadband connection. Nothing was working so I called the ISP to see if there was an issue on their end. They walk me through their usual routine, "is the router plugged in, .... are the lights flashing, .... is the router connected to the computer, .... etc" And I know they are just making sure everything is hooked up correctly and this is what I do when I'm on the ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 25, 2007 10:50 AM

Watching what games our kids play ....
Scott Johnson over at the ExtraLife web site linked to this article in Wired, You Grew Up Playing Shoot'em-Up Games. Why Can't Your Kids? I'm a dad of two young boys now, ages 4.5 years and 19 months. I know I've been pretty cautious about letting them watch me play any games on my XBox 360 or on my PC. I normally play once they go to bed because I really don't want them to see me playing Gears of War, Lost Planet, or GRAW. And the one time that my oldest woke up he snuck downstairs and found me ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 10, 2007 9:00 AM

Combining Technology and Paintball
[reposted] Some guys I know here in New Brunswick are planning a massive paintball event called TechWars for the summer of 2007. Part of their info is that it will be 100 acres of forested land, 2 paintball armies with 50 soldiers, 2 days and 1 night of war, and technology to make you drool. This isn't going to be the standard woodsball game where guys run out and either kill or be killed. They plan to incorporate some cool technology into the game. X10 cameras, radios, night vision, handheld GPS, ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 27, 2007 11:01 AM

Looking for an IFilter for the MSN Search Toolbar?
[reposted] I'm one of the few people who doesn't use MSN Search nor the Google Search toolbar but I happened across the IFilter.org web site today. It's maintained by Scott Stonehouse, who I went to University with, and he created it when he couldn't find ifilter information in a single spot. Apparently the IFilters will work with IIS Index Server, Sharepoint, SQL Server, and Windows Indexing Service and are used to index file formats in addition to the default types. So if you're looking to index ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 27, 2007 10:58 AM

Is Justice the next Rory of the .NET blogsphere?
[reposted] I've only been reading Justice's blog for a few months now and I find both Grey's Matter and Rory's Neopoleon very entertaining. The topics are not always .NET related but the majority are funny. Just check out some of these for hilarity and learning: My grandmother and the Global Assembly Cache (And Star Wars) Scott Bellware vs. .NET Rocks - what it's *really* all about A letter to my WorldVision sponsor child How to Destroy a Childhood Memory in Four Pictures My grandmother and the difference ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 27, 2007 10:57 AM

For those Canucks who travel and need to find a Tim Horton's
[reposted] I'm not a coffee drinker but I know how some Canadians are in the morning until they have their Tim's fix. So for those of you who travel and don't know where the closest Tim Horton's is to your hotel then this site should help. http://www.findbyclick.com/... Just pick your city and you'll see the where the local Tim's are found. The listing for Fredericton, NB is complete but I can't vouch for any other city. Moncton, NB used to be known as the Tim Horton's capital of the world ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 27, 2007 10:47 AM

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