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New Zune software supports podcasts
In all honesty, I listen to more podcast content than music some weeks. I had mTorrent pull the podcasts, Zune would watch the folder, and suck them in as music. Then I had to find them. What's the artist? Too many thumb clicks. NOW it just knows. I've subscribed (like other feed aggregators/clients) and it shows up on the Zune under Podcasts not Music. Selecting a podcast will display the description. You can resume from where you left off. And, the software and the Zune talk so the software can ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 27, 2007 7:36 PM

Zune wireless sync coming Tuesday, 11/13
OK so this is hot. We have wireless capability with the Zune, but that was limited to sharing songs with other Zunes. The new Zunes will allow for wireless sync (when plugged into a power source, dock, etc.). Even more importantly, unlike those option-backdating Apple whores, they aren't sticking it to the little guy. I.e. you don't have to buy a new one to take advantage of this feature. It comes as a firmware upgrade delivered through the Zune software. The new Zunes feature a $149 4Gig flash model. ......

Posted On Saturday, November 10, 2007 12:26 PM

All drivers lead to hell
I waited like good boy for HP to catch up with Vista drivers, 'cause it has to be some really complicated shit if the XP drivers for HP Laserjet 1022 already work on Vista, for them to actually get a real working Vista driver. So I pulled it down, installed and began using it - including the simple feature of duplex printing. The 1022 did this on XP nicely. You didn't have to worry about which way to flip the paper, just grab it, stick it back in, and press the flashing green light on the top. However, ......

Posted On Saturday, November 10, 2007 11:51 AM

Not using my MS Home Server
Microsoft's Home Server sounds like a perfect solution to the problem we all seem to be facing at home. We started with on computer but now the wife and kids seem to have them too. Plus the work laptop. Now the printer sharing sucks and the backup strategy involves 3 Our Fathers and 2 Hail Marys. HS to the rescue! Just add a bunch of USB disks, plug in your printers, and install a client thingy and it rocks. My problem is that it rocks in my office 3 feet away. I never turn the damn thing on. It's ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 6, 2007 9:37 AM

Could not load file or assembly App_Web_xxxxx

Now what?  It's like these wacky errors pop up at just wonderful times.  Usually Friday, after a significant build has just been deployed to Model Office. 

Could not load file or assembly App_Web_ovgpxsa - Other posts speak of MSFT hotfixes to turning off batch build.  App_Web dll's are found in the Temporary ASP.NET Files folder.  So I stopped the web, app, and w3wp.exe - deleted the Temporary ASP.NET Files - and started things back up again.

Posted On Saturday, November 3, 2007 8:25 AM

I've fallen for the Widescreen
My latest laptop is is a 1440 x 900 widescreen. They haven't impressed me. In stores, the only thing you see on them is a bunch of swimming fish. I don't do fish. Maybe a fake fireplace, but not fish. But when I started using my laptop I fell for the widescreen hard. In fact, I just went out to Dell and bought the E207WFP (1680 x 1050) on sale for $235. It's $309 for the 19" square or $235 for the 20" wide. What a hoot ......

Posted On Friday, November 2, 2007 7:32 AM

Zune is not configured for the Internet
This annoying little message began when I installed Zune onto my new Vista box. The trouble is that when I plug in the Zune device, this nasty little modal dialog box pops up and you can't close it. It renders the Zune software useless. So, I've spent some time on the phone with the Zune help desk, but not enough to solve this problem. However, a workaround I've discovered is to open another modal dialog (like Options>Open File...) and then plug in the Zune Device. By the way, I was listening ......

Posted On Thursday, November 1, 2007 8:53 PM

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