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Thursday, February 22, 2007

So, I found out that I can post to GeekMuse through Word 2007. Nem and Trav might have something to say about this, but we’ll see if it works and how well it works. Lets post a picture…this is my parents standing next to a Boeing Stearman PT-17 that he flew in Florida recently (It’s a WWII trainer).

So, the cool thing is that this is all built into Word 2007 and it has support for other blog engines (on the right, including Blogger, TypePad, Community Server, WordPress and the obligatory MSFT Windows Live Spaces and SharePoint). The really sweet thing about it is that formatting is now trivial. As you can see I embedded two pictures and didn’t have to do anything other than determine how the text was going to wrap around the pictures. Its all very slick. –Chris (resident Windows guy)

posted by cgrant at 00:10 in General    
Monday, February 19, 2007

This is an obvious evolution, but it looks pretty nifty.  Bascially its a wireless router that can interface to your EVDO data capable cell phone.  What this means is that you can share your EVDO connection with those less fortunate non-EVDO-capable friends by serving up an access point that routes out your cell phone data service.  Now, you could do this by hacking together a machine to talk both and run HostAP but this is a nice “all in firmware” box that, theoretically, you just have to plug-in to the wall and your cell phone and “just works”. The advantage here i sthat you won’t have to set up yet another machine to run it. The disadvantage, as with anything firmware-based, you won’t have the control over exactly what its doing, and/or you won’t have the power to create the exact configuration you want, but if all you want is EVDO to 802.11 and back again, this could be the device for you… http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=524

posted by cgrant at 21:19 in General    
Monday, February 19, 2007

redemption in a blog – Sharing a USB printer from Mac OS X to Windows

After some trial and error, first with what made the most sense, and then with stuff I could glean off the Internet, I finally arrived at something that works. Maybe this would be useful for the next unfortunate bloke that needs to do this sharing of printers from Mac to Windows machines without a print server.

Kudos to Cheah Chu Yeow’s blog entry on getting a USB printer attached to a Mac to work from Windows. The solution is pretty typical – set up a simple queue to act as a filter. In this case, a filter that really does nothing, but is named more nicely (short and no spaces). Anyways, I’m happily printing from all my boxen (yes, boxen) to my crappy HP DeskJet printer, so thanks much, Chu!

posted by Nem W Schlecht at 01:40 in General    
Tuesday, February 13, 2007

“Heard Microsoft is coming out with a new OS, called Vista, what do you think?”
It’s not management of a bad product, it’s just a product of bad management. (Read more)

posted by travis at 00:09 in General,Misc    
Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Episode 50 URLs & Notes (MP3) (AAC)

posted by Nem W Schlecht at 01:13 in General,Podcast    

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