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Windows Reboot

Dear Microsoft, every time you reboot my computer overnight without me having any interaction I lose unsaved documents and messages. It completely breaks my trust in a way that’s irreparable. It’s been six years since I first wrote about this. At the time Robert Scoble saw my entry and apologized on his blog in a really heartfelt way. This meant more to me than you will ever know; it was the day I went from being a childish Slashdot-reading Micro$oft-hater to having great respect for a large company made up of individuals who made mistakes but had changed the world. Six years later, though, the bug is still there. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice… well, you can’t fool me again.

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Create Windows 7 Hotspots

Windows 7 has an awesome utility called netsh that allows you to create wifi networks, even if you’re already connected to a wifi network on the same interface, which is actually slightly better than the same feature on OS X. If you don’t want to play with the command-line, there’s a handy utility called Connectify that makes creating a wifi hotspot from your Windows 7 box a breeze. This was one of the things I missed most about my Mac laptops.

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Microsoft WordPress

Microsoft’s new¬†Web Application Installer will install WordPress for you. Who woulda thunk it? You can read more on their Channel 8 blog.

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Ray Ozzie Interview

GigaOM Interview: Ray Ozzie, Chief Software Architect, Microsoft Corp.

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IIS Authentication Plugin

IIS Authentication plugin for the WordPress PHP blogging engine. So wrong, yet so right.