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Gnomedex: The $1300+ Blogger Conference!

Now, I’ll admit that I’m definitely on the outside looking in of the blogging/web 2.0 community.  While I manage very large sites with a ton of users and reach, I’m still on the periphery.  Why?  Well, I live in Michigan.  Not exactly a state known for it’s thriving IT industry. ...

Look Ma’, I Made a Podcast

Alright, so the whole podcasting thing is a few years old now, and I’ve definitely missed the boat in terms of gaining fame and fortune by broadcasting my voice across the Internet.  However despite my lateness to the craze, here I am, with a podcast. The WinCustomize SkinCast is a brief 15-20 minute...

Posting to JoeUser With Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer is one of a number of blog writing/management tools out there, and personally, it’s my favorite.  It’s completely free to download and use, works with both Windows XP and Vista. Grab Live Writer here. Essentially what Live Writer is, is a word processor for blogs. ...

Friday Fidget – Migrations, PC Gaming and Time to Breathe

I missed my Friday Fidget last week, but I blame that on simply being insanely busy.  You see, we launched Sins of a Solar Empire at the start of the week to retail and digital distribution.  This means there was a fairly constant flow of work related to Sins that needed to be taken care of, on top...

Disappointed with the State of the Union Address

The other night, I turned on the State of the Union Address to hear what the plan was for our nation going forward into the last year of the Bush Presidency.  I expected a little bit of reflection on the last 7 years, and a strong push for something new in the final year. I also expected some amusing...

Friday Fidget: Games, Politics, Taxes

Since I don’t often have time to blog anymore (though you could argue that with all the time I spend on forums and writing content for WinCustomize that I post more now than I did when I was actively blogging) I wanted to find a way to do at least one regular bit every week.  So, instead of one...

New Media – The Stuff The Old Media Doesn’t Get

It’s a time-honored tradition, handed down from generation to generation.  Our parents had to deal with this, as did our grandparents, and great-grandparents.  The specifics change, but it’s the same story time and again… <Insert Media Here> is corrupting the youth of...

Posting from the iPod Touch

Im playing with the ipod touch to post to my wordpress blog using the WPhone Admin plugin. It is definitely a very cool plugin and makes the iphone/touch a great tool for bloggers at shows and conferences! One issue is that inserting links and other rich media. You’re limited to just text at the...

A Prank Too Far: Gizmodo Turns Off TVs at CES

Do you remember those TV remote control watches from the 90s?  You know, the stealthy wrist-watch that could turn a TV on or off without ever being caught (well, unless you snickered).  A great prank to pull when you were in middle school and there happened to be a TV in the corner of the room or...

Wake Me When It’s Interesting

The Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire primary are approaching swiftly, which kick off the 2008 Presidential race in a major way.  But so far, I just can’t get any real enthusiasm going for the race. Why?  Because so far, it’s been boring as hell beyond a few moments of enjoyable...

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