StumbleUpon BURIES Digg

Read any of the Internet SEO related forums (like Digital Point) and you will find that people are flocking more towards StumbleUpon than ever before.  I’m not sure what it is but it appears that users are getting fed up with the politics of Digg, the clicky circles.

MS Live Writer Running on XP Pro 64bit

virtual-pc-2007 If you are like me, you are one super-duper Windows software engineer running a super-duper powerful duo-core PC running Windows XP Pro 64bit

If you are like me, you love to post to your blogs with Windows Live Writer.

If you are like me you are steaming mad that Microsoft has yet to release a version of Live Writer that runs on XP Pro 64 bit!

Well finally I can tell you all that I am actually running Windows Live Writer on my PC running XP Pro 64bit.  Well, sort of…actually. 

The solution is this:

  1. Download Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 (which is free).
  2. Grab handy the regular XP 32bit version from MSDN.
  3. Install MS Virtual PC and create a virtual machine for Windows XP.
  4. Install Windows Live Writer 2008 within your Windows XP Virtual PC.

But Tony, what the heck, where am I supposed to get a copy of XP 32bit?!

Well, if you ARE like me, and you ARE a Windows software engineer, then chances are you have an MSDN subscription

Virtual PC 2007 is pretty slick as you can actually freeze a virtual PC Windows session, burn it to ISO and the install it to another machine. 

Pretty cool for backing up your Windows images without having to worry about reinstalling some of those cool programs you’ve installed and collected over the years.

Yes, I know there are plenty of you asking, why not use VM Ware?  Well, Virtual PC is soo much lighter and it goes much easier on your HD space.

Super Bowl XLII Means Super Posts

super-bowl-tickets I can’t stand football, but when I have writer’s block and it is around mid January I can always rely on the Super Bowl hype to get my gears spinning again.

Just look at my post from last year, Why the Bears Will Win the Super Bowl.  I had no idea that my silly post would end up being the 2nd most read post.  My love and knowledge for sports and especially football, but more importantly the Super Bowl is put on display with the post.

For those those of you anxious to know my predictions for Super Bowl XLLII, you’ll have to wait about another week for me to post.  But trust me, you’ll be getting that Super Bowl bookie on the phone ASAP.  Although I can tell you that I would watch out for those Steelers!

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