Bluetooth attachment for Surface Type Cover

I recently got the Bluetooth adapter for my Typepad cover, but had no idea how cool it was until now. I'm using it to type on my iPod Touch.  Sadly it doesn't work with my Windows Phone.

It also works with my Amazon Fire and my original Google Nexus.  Weird that it works with everything but my phone.

I am using the older model, but here is the current keyboard:


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Unfortunately the adaptor is currently out of stock:

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Check out great sales at Microsoft Store


Bought a Christmas present fort husband yesterday because the manufacturer had retwitted a user post mentioning it was on sale at best buy.

The sales people didn't know and the shelf price was wrong but it was the right price at checkout.

Love twitter!

HP Media Smart Home Server

During winter break, right after Christmas, I picked up a HP Media Smart Windows Home Server -- it was the demonstration unit from the local Office Depot.  I've always found, and this was no exception, that you can snag a really good deal that way.

I love it!  I have had some issues with it, nothing major, in fact it was the Seagate hard drive that was the problem, but I"ve finally used all the features.

It was super easy to set up, basically plug and play.  I've got mine set up to backup every computer that is on at night.  I also save quite a few files on the server itself, anything I'd like to get to in the house that I don't have on WIndows Live Mesh.

I even had hard drive that came with it fail -- it was a Seagate, and it did several hours on the phone to get it replaed and get the server working but they were very helpful.  It was a known issue and the drive was back the next day.  One thing that did help was already having extra drives.

Putting extra drives in couldn't be easier, you don't even have to power the server off, just slide the drive tray out, put the drive in and slid it in.  By the way SATA is so much better tha the old IDE drives, and they were bad.

I finally did a restore last night -- I decided to try WIndows 7 on my Gateway M75 computer and while the tablet features worked none of the drivers did and none of the hardware is being supported.  Restore was a bit scary since it was the first time, but once I found the Network Card driver and put it on a flash drive, it was a piece of cake.


My favorite host - Linux flavor

If I were not interested in developing .NET ASPX websites, I would stay with them.  Who are they?  techark.com at http://www.techark.com

I moved everything to them, years ago when click-l was still a e-mail list.  They have an almost 100% uptime and the few times they have been down, they have been very visible and very approachable.  Support has always been supurb.  I'll miss them.  They even go so far as to send a Christmas card each year to each of their customers.

A definate recommend.

Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information from Alfred Thompson : Thanksgiving Reading

Dang, Alfred posts some really good stuff when I don't really have time to deal with it.  This looks like something I need though, so I'm saving it in the blog.

Functional Programming? Ever wonder about it? It’s getting a lot of attention in many higher education computer science circles.

Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information from Alfred Thompson : Thanksgiving Reading