We are back from CES and Las Vega with a few stories to tell! If it happened in Vegas, you will know about it! This Home Server Show podcast is a CES 2011 special with Dave, Jim and special guest star Chris #160; We have recorded interviews with Drobo, Microsoft, and the CEO of Eye-Fi from Las Vegas. Full show and show notes are at
Recently we showed you how to setup Windows Live Essentials 2011. We also took a closer look at one of the apps – the Bing Bar, and today we will take a look at Windows Live Writer which is a valuable program for bloggers. Installing Windows Live Writer If you haven’t installed it already just download and kick off the Windows Live Essentials installer. Remember you don’t need to install everything in the suite and when the install kicks off, select Choose the programs you want to install. Now select the programs you want to install. In this example we’re just going to install Windows Live Writer (WLW). After installation is complete you’ll find Live Writer in the Start Menu. Configure Your Blog with WLW After you have it installed and launch Live Writer you’ll be prompted to configure your blog with it. Choose the blog service you want to setup with WLW. You can use it with most of the popular services like WordPress, Blogger, Live Spaces, and several others. Next enter in your blog address and login credentials. Now wait a couple of moments while WLW connects to your blog account. Provided you entered in the blog info successfully, you’ll be presented with the following message asking if you want to have the theme appear in WLW. This can make it easy so you will know what your posts will look like when you publish them. Just remember this will send up a temporary post and you may not want a temp post showing on your feed. Success! Now enter in a nickname for your blog and click Finish. Now you can start writing your blog posts. WLW allows you to easily add images, video, links and a lot more. If you’re tired of navigating to your blog service’s website and using their user interface to create your blog posts, or are serious about getting your blog rolling, then Windows Live Writer is a valuable tool. It includes a lot of features which you can use to create professional looking posts and hey…it’s free! In future articles we’ll be taking a closer look at the features included in WLW so make sure to subscribe to The Average Guy Blog & Podcast Network RSS Feed.
Jim was able to spend a few minutes with Chris Lux, past podcaster from the Home Server Show to talk about his experience with the very new Microsoft Kinect. Kinect brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways without using a controller. Imagine controlling movies and music with the wave of a hand or the sound of your voice. With Kinect, technology evaporates, letting the natural magic in all of us shine. Audio Only Play / pause 1x 2x 0:00 0:00 0:00 volume The Fitness Tech Podcast #5 Use Microsoft Kinect to Jump Start Your New Year’s Workout? iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSAudioboomSpreakerOther Options Subscribe to the TAG Weekly Update (Be in the know!) Come On! You know you want to! Or Download episode (Right click, save target as) Chris covers his experience with set up and game play, gives his thoughts on using it as a replacement for the gym, how it works with groups as well as some predictions of what it could be in the future. If you have plans to purchase a Kinect for the holidays or may have already purchased one, this podcast is for you! More info on the Kinect can be found at Intro and Exit Music from “Motion” by Adelaide. Hear more great tunes at
The best thing about Show #2 is that we made it through Show #1! Thanks to all those who took the time to download and listen to our very first Fitness Tech Podcast. We enjoyed recording it! In Show #2, Jamie and I again talk fitness and tech. Jamie shared a post about a guy who went on a 30 crash diet and only ate junk food. You would think he would have gained a bunch of weight, but you will be surprised at his results! Audio Only Play / pause 1x 2x 0:00 0:00 0:00 volume The Fitness Tech Podcast #2 Junk Food? That’s a Great Diet! iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSSAudioboomSpreakerOther Options Subscribe to the TAG Weekly Update (Be in the know!) Come On! You know you want to! Or Download episode (Right click, save target as) We also talked about the different websites that are there to help with nutrition and some tips to surviving Thanksgiving and holiday eating. You could even or organize your very own fitness event and use Facebook or Twitter to advertise it. If you have a smart phone, Jamie gives some tips on how to get the most out it and how to set up a workout for the first time. Great advise for those who might be starting a new fitness program in 2011. We Finished the show with some talk about the new Microsoft Kinect Platform and talked about using other platforms like the Nintendo Wii to help with fitness goals. Links: Junk Food Guy – Jim’s Turkey Trot Event – Sample of a way to do it! Jillian Micheals – Fitness Magazine – Shape Magazine – Runners World Hal Higdon’s Marathon Training Guide Microsoft Kinect Intro and Exit Music from “Motion” by Adelaide. Hear more great tunes at