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Hanselminutes Podcast 173 - All About Microsoft with Mary Jo Foley

August 3, '09 Comments [6] Posted in Microsoft | Podcast
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image My one-hundred-and-seventy-third podcast is up. Mary Jo Foley writes the All About Microsoft blog for ZDNet and has worked as a journalist covering Microsoft for years. Scott and Mary Jo chat about Windows 7 and the future of Microsoft.

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Thursday, August 06, 2009 11:57:54 AM UTC
My kindle arrived a few days ago and I have to agree... I read significantly faster. I'm not sure why, but I definitely think it's more A.D.D. friendly. The screen is the perfect amount of text... I find my mind and eyes wonder much less. I'm in love with this thing.
Friday, August 07, 2009 2:09:29 PM UTC
This was a surprising interview to me. XP on an old laptop? No good backup solution? Can't find room for a Home Server? Can write faster than she can type?

I guess I always assume I am getting tech news from the nerdy types like me.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 4:53:10 PM UTC
Mr. H. - Always enjoy your podcasts. I do understand the need for the home server, but for the "house on fire" situation it just doesn't do it for me. I recently started using one of the S3 based backup solutions that works on the macs and my windows system. I get that same sense of not worrying about all the photos on my wife's computer as I know they are safely backed up in the cloud. I do not get the feature you described of full drive recovery, but all the good pictures are on a mac anyway. Just doing that felt like a huge burden has been lifted and I think I sleep better every night!

For my main computer, I use Mesh for all the non-picture/music stuff and that makes the new Win7 install take no time flat. Woo hoo for Microsoft! Heck, I would even rather pay MS for big storage than Amazon.

For the record - 52GB has been running me about $13 per month. Well worth the cost in my eyes!

Keep up that great work - thanks!!!
Matt M
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:30:55 PM UTC
Just an FYI: the German word "Gestalt" doesn't have anything to do with "getting the point across". "Gestalt" is the shape of something. As in the shape of a thing, or - more commonly - of a person. In fact, a "Gestalt" is often a person. Like "eine dunkle Gestalt am Horizont" is "a dark shape/outline of a person on the horizon".
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 4:21:16 PM UTC
Thanks for the clarified definition! Of course, we've (English folks) have stolen the world and it DOES mean that in English. We steal a lot of words.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 5:34:01 PM UTC
Yeah, that is true I guess. Damn. Keep bastardizing your own language for crying out loud!:-) But then as my friend Rick Strahl always points out to me when he comes to visit me in Austria, we bastardize our own language more than anyone else :-). Of course he could make the same point when he comes to visit me in Houston... :-D
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