The battery cover on my Microsoft wireless mouse broke today.
My first thought was that I am going to have to buy a whole new wireless keyboard/mouse set!
My next thought was that I should at least try to see if I can get a replacement cover, so I visited the Microsoft Hardware site and clicked on support and called the number for replacement parts. After a couple phone menu selections a real person answered the phone, asked me a couple questions, gave me instructions on how to get the replacement part. I was surprised on how fast and easy it was!
But my real reason for writing this entry was that I came across the Microsoft Fingerprint Reader on the Microsoft site. I almost bought an APC fingerprint reader a few weeks ago and I am very interested in the Microsoft offering. Amazon has it on their site but they say it has been discontinued. In reality, it hasn't been released yet, and is expected to be available in November.
No pricing yet on the standalone fingerprint reader, but the keyboard set that has the fingerprint integrated are going for about $90.
According to KHTS, Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar will present the “Stake to the City” to Bobby “Boris” Pickett at the opening of Molar Manor, in Santa Clarita, California.
Molar Manor is a 5,000 square foot haunted maze that will put a chill in the bones of the thousands of local residents who dare to walk through. The interactive lights, sounds and special effects are unsurpassed anywhere else in the country. Created by a local pediatric dentist, Dr. Ron and Rachel Singer, Molar Manor has become a major Santa Clarita Halloween attraction.
Bobby “Boris” Pickett released the song, “Monster Mash” in 1962 when it became number 1 in eight short weeks. The song has hit the Billboard Top 100 three separate times. It has since become the anthem for Halloween.
Pickett will perform his classic immediately following the presentation from the Mayor. A local youth dance troupe will be performing the “Monster Mash Ballet” while Pickett performs his hit.
You probably have heard some of the stories about Google and maybe even read a few on the Google Testimonials page.
Stories like this message from "Ann":
"I just wanted to let you know that Google may well have saved my life. My sons and I were walking home from having eaten out. A half block from my house, I felt this pressure building in my chest. Immediately, I thought, 'heart attack' and ran through how I'd been feeling that the day (I had been nauseated). My first thought was, 'confirm suspicions,' and immediately, upon arriving home, I went to Google and typed in 'heart attack.' I kept thinking, 'you only have minutes...' I found a site that listed symptoms. Indeed, I was having a heart attack. I was at the Albany fire station within minutes. Five baby aspirin later, and a few squirts of nitro and I was in the ambulance on my way to the hospital. The good news is, I have no residual damage. My heart is back to normal. Thank you for providing the Google search engine. I'm sure my recovery was complete because of the speed within which I was able to get help."
But this latest one, if confirmed, really shows how international Google really is...
This story was released today by the Associated Press...
Militants ‘Google’ reporter, then release him
Independent journalist not connected to coalition
The Associated Press
Updated: 4:15 p.m. ET Oct. 19, 2004
SYDNEY, Australia - Iraqi militants who kidnapped an Australian reporter in Baghdad and threatened to kill him investigated his work on Google before deciding to release him unharmed, the journalist’s executive producer said Tuesday.
All of the commericals that I have seen on local TV have had the first part with a horse and the second part they show meat being grilled. I know they are not selling horsemeat, but it does come to mind everytime I see any of the commericals.
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