Let the Deals Begin!

Here’s what I’ve picked up so far this morning online… feel free to follow the links to follow in my footsteps. Probably the best part about this Black Friday (lukewarm deals aside)… is that I don’t feel any need at all to camp out. I can sleep, and start printing out rebate forms. Best Buy […]

Best Buy: A few dollars more…

In case you haven’t heard from the rest of the web, Best Buy has posted a few more deals, after the lukewarm response to their initial offering. Now, this actually isn’t a case of consumer feedback… Best Buy was holding these deals back all along. Still, the deals aren’t that great here either. Almost all […]

MWSF: Marriot Not Sold Out

Despite what the main page says, the Marriott is not sold out at the $219 rate. It appears they are only sold out for the four-day show. So, if you just want to bop into town for the keynote and maybe a day or two of the show… you can still lock in an excellent […]

No Verizon FiOS Anytime Soon for Bay Area

I will be moving within the next year, and I’m unfortunately in a bind. Craving bandwidth and California’s Bay Area just don’t seem to be getting along. Verizon’s FiOS has long been a holdout for many, with Verizon’s expansive deployment and perpetually-upping of bandwidth speeds (they hit 50 mbps tiers this week), it hasn’t been […]

One WHS Gripe Deserves Another…

Following on the last post, that reminds me of a WHS bug that folks complained about big time during the beta. For some reason, it didn’t get fixed, and can’t be worked around by the user. The bug? Windows Media Center Recorded TV is not backed up on PCs. Yes, that means that all your […]

Be Careful Rebooting Home Server (And Backup!)

Philip Churchill’s WHS blog posted an important note about Windows Home Server: be careful when you chose to reboot it. Most people will never manually reboot their Windows Home Server. However, a lot of tech-savvy people chose to tinker around, expand what their home server can do, and use it like a traditional Window Server. […]

Apple Addresses Back to My Mac Security

After much criticism about the security of Apple’s Back to My Mac feature in Mac OS X Leopard, Apple has posted a guide that details the security issues, and what steps users should take to secure their systems while using the service. Back to My Mac combines several network technologies to ease remote access of […]

Coupons for Black Friday

One of the things I admit, I haven’t taken advantage of, is coupons on the day of Black Friday. Now, on most years, you aren’t missing out on much… retailers have suspended coupons (or set the to expire before) Black Friday. Not this year… there are many coupons that are live that you should take […]

Wal-Mart’s Black Friday Ad

I’m posting the Wal-Mart Black Friday ad. CNN has started posting some of the deals from the ad, and despite Wal-Mart previously threatening some web sites… they appear to have changed their tune after receiving a lot of complaints about the anti-first-amendment policy. Note: I’m far from a Wal-Mart basher, actually, I’m a shareholder… they […]