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Fridge Obama

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I went to Paper Source in Bellevue, WA last week and found this AWESOME magnet kit featuring President Obama.  I have decided to dub him “Fridge Obama” and plan to update my blog periodically with the dress of the day.

In honor of Lina and Terry, who are currently enjoying Hawaii with out Lacey and I, Fridge Obama is rocking very stylish local couture today:



Written by markusw

February 19, 2009 at 10:17 am

Invincible Mailbox – Microsoft’s Live@edu

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I want to take this chance to write a little bit about Microsoft’s Live@edu email offering.  Central to the Live@edu offer is Exchange Labs, which offers an unprecedented 10 GB of email storage as well as 20 MB attachments.  This is a fully exchange enabled mailbox that gives students all the advantages of an enterprise solution – for free.

Students can share calendars and contacts with friends and also schedule meetings utilizing the free/busy function of Exchange. In terms of hosted email solutions for students at Higher Education and K12 institutions this is the most advanced and feature rich option out there.

Today Show LIVE

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Quick update: I forgot to mention one of the funnest things of the day.

Camille Merrit and I made it live on the Today Show with our “Gonzaga University” Sign. We were in the center of the screen right after one of the ad breaks. HOW FUN! Not that I have ever watched the Today Show, but I hear it is a good deal to be on it. 🙂

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September 21, 2007 at 8:50 pm

The iPhone is getting too popular

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From the Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:

By now you’ve probably seen reports like this one about the supposed cutbacks in iPhone production. It’s hurting our stock today, which is never a good thing. But hear me out. The reports are true. We’re cutting back production from 9 million units to 4.5 million units. It was my call, and let me explain why I made it. iPhone is getting way too popular. The wrong kind of people are buying them. Every fad-crazy idiot in America is getting one. (See photo above.) But the whole point of iPhone — of all our products, really — is to offer a product that not everyone can have. A product that makes you different, and unique, and special. A product that makes you smarter and, well, better than other people. Can’t do that if everyone has one, right?

We figured we could keep things under control using our usual overpricing strategy. Who in their right mind was going to shell out 600 bucks for a friggin phone, right? Especially if it lacks all sorts of features that people really want. Just to be doubly sure we put it on the AT&T network and gave it an unbearably slow wireless connection so that Web browsing is practically impossible. Well, much to our amazement, it turns out there are just loads and loads of people willing to spend 600 bucks on a feature-lite phone as long as it has one crucial feature, which is our Apple logo on the outside. Who knew?

Well, demand is just so strong that I’ve had to slam on the brakes before things get out of control. Apple faithful, listen up. There is nothing to worry about. Honestly. iPhone, like all our products, including Apple TV, is a huge super dooper smash hit. Too big, actually. That’s why we’re cutting back production. Make sense? Of course it does. And hardly anybody is returning them. Seriously. There really are not a lot of people who bought one just because all their friends were getting them and they just wanted to check it out and now are returning them because the novelty wore off and the call quality kind of sucks and the keyboard blows and they already have an iPod and they like their BlackBerry better for email. Okay? That’s really not happening. I mean it. Peace out.

Written by markusw

August 7, 2007 at 8:18 am

Get a Mac – South Park

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I found this very entertaining video on YouTube. It gives a new twist to the “Get a Mac” ads – South Park Style.

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May 5, 2007 at 9:24 am

Alleinr – Web 2.0 at its best

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logo.gifThe newest Web 2.0 page I found is located in Germany. You should check it out right here. The business concept: Here, you don’t have to do anything, no log-in, no need to upload anything, no comments needed, no need to make new contacts, simply nothing.

“Hier müssen Sie nichts tun. Sie melden sich nicht an, Sie laden nichts hoch, Sie kommentieren nicht, Sie knüpfen keine Kontakte. Niemand beobachtet, was Sie tun.”

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April 24, 2007 at 10:58 am

Two newest Mac ads

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I was finally able to find the two newest Mac ads on YouTube.  They were posted on Apple’s website yesterday night.

Get a Mac – Computer Cart

Get a Mac – Flashback

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April 12, 2007 at 12:26 pm