Music in the Air, music everywhere

A friend recently turned me on to one cool applic­a­tion that let’s me listen to syn­chron­ized music from all my net­worked devices at the same time. This is likely one of the coolest soft­ware enhance­ments I’ve made to my home listen­ing exper­i­ence in a long time.

Saving time with Text Replacement utilities

I write a lot. Blog posts, pro­pos­als, reports, reviews, email…you get the pic­ture. Often times I end up cre­at­ing new doc­u­ments that share sim­il­ar format or con­tent, and I cut-and-paste from older docs into new­er ones. But I’m lazy, and always look­ing for easi­er ways to get the job done… I’m Lazy Over the past […]

Aftermath of a Windows 7 install

Well I’ve done it again. My desktop was run­ning Win­dows 7 Release Can­did­ate (7100) and on March 1st, was set to turn into an über-annoy­ance machine unless I installed a full retail ver­sion of Win7. So I took the plunge… …more This post is an excerpt from one of my weekly posts on the Future […]

Upgrading from Windows 7 RC to Retail — easily!

Well, being the cut­ting edge kinda guy that I am, I had the Win­dows 7 release can­did­ate (RC) on my sys­tem from the first day it was released. Of course, that means that I was enjoy­ing all the Win­dows 7 good­ness on my sys­tem, with the know­ledge that I’d even­tu­ally have to upgrade to the […]

Did the Monkey steal the crown?

Last year I del­cared Song­bird, the multi-plat­­form media play­er and organ­izer the Best Music Play­er Ever. Now, there’s a chal­lenger for the title, at least in the Win­dows / PC arena; Media­Mon­key. …more This post is an excerpt from one of my weekly posts on the Future Shop Techb­log. Check out the full post here.

3 windows applications improve your desktop’s appearance

Lately I’ve been try­ing to keep my win­dows desktop icon and clut­ter free. In my case, this has meant that I’ve been sav­ing less to my desktop (my default save-to loc­a­tion) and more to work­ing dir­ect­or­ies. And, since a cluttered desktop reflects a cluttered mind, I like to think of this as a bit of […]

How to add a network activity monitor to Windows 7

I like Win­dows 7. But there’s one thing that I noticed miss­ing right off the top, a net­work activ­ity mon­it­or in the Taskbar. Sure, you could ad a gadget/widget thingie to the desktop, but when you’re work­ing on some­thing, odds are you’re at full-screen resoulu­tion and the mon­it­or is behind whatever y ou’re work­ing on. […]