URL Update

I’ve been doing a pretty bad job of updating this blog. Part of the reason is that I wanted to update the URL to move the blog to the root. I finally got around to doing that today. It’s not that painful, so I don’t know why I waited so long to do it. In the meantime, I’ll start off by sharing an interesting WordPress trick that I picked up here.

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Microsoft (and Paul Thurrott) says Windows 8 sucks

Last week, Hell froze over in one of the deepest freezes in the history of the United States. This week, Paul Thurrott finally speaks the truth about Windows 8⁄8.1. It’s not pretty. “Threshold” to be Called Windows 9, Ship in April 2015 | Windows 8 content from Paul Thurrott’s SuperSite for Windows It’s going to be a very interesting 2014 in the tech world. Speaking of which, I hope you’re having a fantastic start to this new year.

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Lync 14.0.6 update may not install

This morning I was alerted to Microsoft’s update of Lync 2011 for Mac. They’ve released 14.0.6, which apparently fixes three relatively minor issues. However, the bloody thing doesn’t seem to install. I clicked the link in the update notice and discovered that it’s going to the 14.0.5 update. I already have 14.0.5, so that makes little difference to me. Microsoft blew that one. Seems like my Mac was trying to install 14.

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Gorgeous fall colors

The fall season has come on strong this year. Yesterday while wandering around my old neighborhood I noticed the squirrels were a bit frenetic. They were racing around gathering food for the winter as quickly as possible. This morning the fog and fall colors are settling in at my new neighborhood.

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Penny Arcade – What You Wish For

Just in case you think I’m alone in this Windows 8 hatred… and how Windows 8.1 isn’t going to save it… Penny Arcade – What You Wish For

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A Single Kick

This past weekend I had the honor of participating in the Alabama State Games‘ Taekwondo competition. This is the third year for my son to participate in this particular tournament. It was my second. I started TKD in November of 2011 and have advanced at a moderate pace to a blue belt with a red stripe. Originally, I started TKD as part of my effort to lose 120 lbs. and get my health back.

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Why Windows is Broken: Part 1

The two characters from the ads who personify a PC (left, John Hodgman) and a Mac (Justin Long). (Photo credit: Wikipedia) One of my dear friends on G+ saw my earlier blog post whining about what’s wrong with Windows 8. He challenged me to dive deeper into the complaints. I decided that would would be a good blogging mini-series, even though I’m trying to steer this blog clear of purely technical crap.

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Every Marital Argument. Ever.

Dear men… haven’t we always had these moments?

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GTFO The Internet Again… Game of Thrones Edition

Holy jumped up mad cow disease. You people will not let surprises remain surprises. We have to find a way to deal with spoilers in the age of the Internet. I will get there, give me some time.

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Introducing Windows Red: A serious plan to fix Windows 8 | Microsoft windows – InfoWorld

Introducing Windows Red: A serious plan to fix Windows 8 | Microsoft windows – InfoWorld This is an interesting article, but it still addresses the overall cosmetic flaws with Windows. Windows has had much more fundamental flaws since the days of Windows 3.11 that still go unfixed. I’ll list a few of them here. These flaws prevent me from ever using Windows again as my main personal operating system and if you knew better, you’d feel the same way.

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