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Christmas Wish List

November 29, 2007 Comments off

Here’s my wish list for Christmas this year.  Thanks Santa!

  1. Honda audio adapter.  I love my Honda, but one of its shortcomings is the lack of audio input jack.  I absolutely love the redesigned Microsoft Zune and have subscribed to a number of podcasts.  Now I need to be able to listen to those on my commute.
    http://www.logjamelectronics.com/blitzhonauxdmxv2.html
  2. 2 work lights.  Whenever I’m working on stuff in the garage, or behind the entertainment center, or under a desk, or …. I never seem to have enough light for the task at hand.  These would be quite handy!
    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=203359-1373-FL-908PDQ&lpage=none
  3. HD Home Run.  Digital TV tuner (including HDTV) that can be used by our Windows Vista Media Center.  OH YEAH!!!
    http://www.silicondust.com/wiki/products/hdhomerun
  4. Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth headset.  Awesome sound clarity by blocking out background noises so Alicea can hear me in server rooms.  🙂
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000RZFNN2
Categories: Christmas list

New Zune – WOW!!!

November 13, 2007 Comments off

I have a Zune (30GB black) that I won at TechEd 2007.  It’s been usable, but the software always ticked me off.  Today Microsoft released a major upgrade to the Zune desktop software and device firmware, along with some new devices.

IT’S AMAZING!!!  I love it!  I think I’ve found my new media player (been using Windows Media Player 11).  I can even play media while my Zune is connected to my laptop and charging (big issue I had with version 1).

Here’s a cool view of my music library while Mr. Matthews rocks my laptop…
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And here’s the intuitive type-and-search feature.  You can search on artist, album, or title just by clicking in that column and typing your search – it searches on the fly.
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Can’t wait to explore all this some more as I have time.  Between now and then – WOOHOO!  A big shout out to Molly and all the other folks at Zune HQ.  WELL DONE!

Categories: Microsoft, Zune

LA Observation

November 12, 2007 Comments off

It has occurred to me that there seems to be a rule for women here in LA; at least those here in the downtown financial/business district.  Okay maybe not a rule, but perhaps a rule of thumb.

High heels must be at least 33% taller here than anywhere else in the country.

GOOD GRIEF ladies – I don’t understand how you do it!?!  That’s gotta hurt!

It’s like flats here in LA are really 2″ heels … and all shoes go up from there.  Heck, even the trendy surfers-turned-businessmen have significant heels on their patent leather shoes!

Anyway, here’s to me walking around in my slip-on Merrils with no heels at all.

Categories: Los Angeles, shoes, travel

Why yes, I am still alive

November 7, 2007 2 comments

A number of times a week I think, “Wow – this would make a great blog post.”  Obviously that’s about as far as it gets.

I apologize.

Will I do better?  Hopefully.  Maybe.  Traveling a lot in the next week or so, so it’ll be a challenge.  Wish me luck!

Categories: blogging