Andrew Ma talks about MSN’s beta shopping site. To be honest I’ve never used MSN’s shopping services but the new site still doesn’t appeal to me. I wish there was a way to subsribe to an RSS feed from a section such as ‘Heavily Discounted Items’. Furthermore, the site doesn’t really appear to be part of the MSN group of sites. Hopefully more design changes will occur as a result of feedback from the blogosphere.
I finally got a Mac at home. It’s currently running OS X 10.3.8 and I also managed to get the Microsoft Office 2004 suite on. Anyone know of a list of OS X shortcuts?
Microsoft’s Xbox Power Cord replacement program is all over the news now but what’s kind of strange is that I registered my console and even paid for the extra warranty service but received no mail notification regarding this. If it weren’t for Major Nelson’s blog post regarding this I probably would have missed this issue until later this month.
Either way, if you purchased an Xbox with a manufacture date before October 23, 2003 you may want to order the replacement power cord for free to avoid potential fire hazards.
See Microsoft’s Xbox site for more information.
To continue from the previous post, here are some things I gained while being away for 2 weeks:
– A new sense of appreciation for everything that I have and a belief that optimism is an environmentally placed feeling
– The extension of family
– Desire for a healthier spiritual lifestyle
2 weeks away from email and a newsreader can sometimes leave you a bit disconnected from what’s happening. Here are some items I was welcomed back to:
– Procter & Gamble’s $57 billion purchase of Gillette. (Will someone please ask them to reduce the price of the blades)
– Superbowl and the various advertisements
– DEMO and emerging technologies
– Carly Fiona’s departure from HP
– Mobile phones galore at the 3GSM
– Verizon’s proposed purchase of MCI
– Mark Jen’s termination for blogging about Google
– The Cell Processor from IBM, Sony and Toshiba
– Mobile Music (I haven’t even caught up with the Portable Media Players movement)
– Call Centers in Africa (About time)
– Various political events too many to list