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Surface
I’m continuing to work with the Surface. BOOM I just had my first crash. I was in IE when I tried to switch tabs and the pull down window would not stay open. So I tried closing IE. That didn’t work at all. I tried switching to the Start window or switching apps. No joy. I then did a hard restart, holding down the power button for about 10 seconds. On restarting, the system started updating itself, which was weird since I had made sure to do all the updates when I started. The update finished, I logged in, and noticed that the wifi symbol looked funny (wish I had a screen capture, ooh, is there a utility for that?). No big deal until I tried connecting to the wifi…
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Surface, Surface, Prepare to Surface

Surface, Uncategorized
More stuff about the Surface. Web browsing works extremely well so far. I enjoy how you can swipe to move back a page. I like how the tabs work too. I'm not crazy about how long it takes to get the link option window open. You hold on a link and then eventually a little box appears. Then you remove your finger and you get option such as "Open link in new tab". Since I do this a lot while browsing, I need it to be faster, something like a right click. Which, you can do from the pointer on the keyboard, there are two little spaces right below the pointer area that act as left & right click. Cool stuff. But using the touch screen to do it, not…
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Microsoft Surface Update

Surface
Let’s talk some more about the basic keyboard. I’m really surprised at how well it works. But, it’s absolutely going to take some getting used to. Here’s some typing I did as a test to see where I missed keys, etc.; Once upon a midngith dreary while I pondered weak and weary over many a curious and quaint piece of forgotten lore while I nodded nearly napping suddnely there cane a tappig as if someone were gentlay wrappig, wrapping at my chamber door, only this and nothing more, S Four score and seve yars ago our forefathers vrought brough t brought forth on thi cnotentit a new nation conceived in liberty and dedid]cated to the propisiion that all men are created equal. You really do have to look at what…
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Microsoft Surface

Surface
I'm going to do with this what I should have done with the Piece Of Fruit (POF), blog about the experience. Getting the silly thing required several phone calls and a car trip, but I wanted it. Out of the box. It turned on. Yay! The first thing it wants is a Live login. No problem. I have two, my professional one and the one I use for all my personal stuff. Ooohh, which to use? All the fun stuff, Xbox, Music, is on the home account. But, I've set up Skydrive and all the more interesting technical stuff on the other. Crud. I decide to start with the professional account. Everything sets up nicely and I find myself looking at the all new Windows 8 interface. I've never been shy…
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Rolling out Windows 8 Client: First Impressions

Misc
A virus found it’s way on to my system through a trojan horse, past all the security & anti-virus software. I went through the process of cleaning up, but I kept finding pieces of functionality that had been negatively impacted. Further, I was getting lots of Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) crashes. This was all on my beautiful Lenovo W510 that I use constantly and that I need for demo’s while on the road. It needed a rebuild. When it came to doing the work, I planned on a Windows 7 install. It had been working on the machine for about 18 months without any issues at all so I figured I’d just go back to it… But, Windows 8 is coming out. So, for deep technical reasons that I’ll…
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