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Howdy! I’m Devin. I’m sensibly impulsive, consistently non-committal, and passionately impartial. I’m a technologist living in Denver, Colorado.

Office Activation Number

If you’re trying to activate your copy of Office 2003 by phone don’t try the 509 number. It’s since been disconnected. I don’t know anyone who would go for a long-distance number but I figured, hey, maybe I’ll get faster service than if I called the toll-free. How quickly I learned…

Office 2007 Beta Review

Office 2007 Todo Three words: it doesn’t print.

Office 2007 Beta Available

Quick! Go download the Office 2007 beta. You can test every Office product. Personally, I’m just downloading Office Professional Plus and Visio for work. Naturally I’ll try everything (especially OneNote) at home tonight. So far it has a user-friendly application called ‘SmartSource’ which gives you everything you need to know (including the product key). I haven’t had time to test much lately (I expect Vista Beta 2 in the mail soon). Anyway, why are you reading this? Go download. (Source)

Becoming Indispensable

The following are some ways to “become indispensable” according to Dr. Wayne Boss and myself. These concepts were collected by him and later recalled by yours truly. If you classify yourself as an entrepreneur you might (read: will definitely) disagree with many of these points.

Cool Headline of the Day

Senate says English is national, unifying tongue
The Senate agreed on Thursday to make English the national language of the United States and moments later also adopted a milder alternative calling English the country’s “unifying language.” (Source)

Grade Report

I like to play with numbers. Good thing I switched my major to Accounting, right? In any case, what’s one of the most important numbers to any student? That’s right: their GPA.

Cool Headline of the Day

Elephant Not Interested in Using Treadmill
So far, it’s the trainers at the Alaska Zoo who are breaking a sweat trying to coax Maggie the elephant onto the world’s first treadmill for a pachyderm. (Source)

Weekly Schedule

You may or may not remember this productivity tool I’ve created. It’s simple, really. When I [originally posted][1] about it I wasn’t sure how I’d even use it and what the best methods would be. Now I can confidently share my Weekly Schedule tactics with you.

Google + Ajax = New Hotness

Check this out: “Google Web Toolkit. GWT is a new publicly available software development tool that makes creating AJAX applications much easier. With GWT, you can develop and debug your own AJAX applications in Java code using the Java development tools of your choice.”

Dell Doesn’t Suck

…when they want to get your money. A few weeks ago I was mailed a coupon for $50 off any computer system over $800. Plus, I’d get free ground shipping. Dell saw me coming a mile away. I’m sure I was flagged “addcit” once I bought two LCDs and opened a Dell Preferred Credit account.