I survived the inevitable. Well, so far.

It happened. That dreaded day. The day I got home from work and the internet light was *off*.
I’m moving, to a place with better internet, so I cancelled my plan ahead of time to save money. I’m glad that I have my phone because I’ve been able to do just about everything with it. I’ve kept up with Facebook and Google+ (although Google+ is very limited on WP), and my emails.
The main thing that I am missing on my phone is access to my banking program, Quicken. I wonder if Quicken has a phone version. I should research this.
Thank goodness for my phone!

Transfering favorites

I can’t believe that it took me so long to realize how to transfer favorites from http://favorites.live.com to my local browser.  I know that my favorites are stored locally in my Documents and Settings file. Once I saved the .zip file to my desktop, I unzipped it and moved them all into my Documents and Setting favorites file. It took but a moment to drag the whole file into the new location, and voilà, it showed up instantly in internet explorer.

I finaly got my Windows 7 phone!!

I decided to go with Verizon’s HTC Trophy. I know I am close to Windows 7.5 rollout, but it has been worth it to get it early and simply update it when the time comes rather than spending more and getting it pre-installed.
Do I like the phone? I LOVE it! I like that it uses a micro-usb for charging. I like that the wall outlet is really a wall adapter for the USB cable – I don’t have to carry two chargers with me this way. I like that it will charge while connected via USB even after I fall asleep and so does my computer (my old phone would be drained dry by morning if I left it plugged into the computer. I like that I can access all my One Note notebooks that are stored on Windows Sky Drive. (It took me a while to discover that indeed all notebooks can be synced.) I like that I will have the mango update by the end of next week. I like mangos. Oh wait, not truly related.
I will share again after I have the 7.5 update.
~GoldAurora
(ps. I learned in Intro to Logic today that the symbol ‘~’ means ‘not’.  So everytime I sign my name ~GoldAurora I’m saying I’m not GoldAurora… This class is going to mess me up emotionaly isn’t it?)

The advantages of being a small business owner #1

A few years ago I was compelled to register a small business in my name. I didn’t really want to… both my parent’s have small businesses and we really didn’t need a third in my family. But I had to in order to do a job for another company.
However, now that I am a small business owner it allows me to beta test Microsoft Office 365!  I set it up using my dad’s business name, as my business doesn’t have a name; or at least a cool name 🙂
So far I’m set up to talk with and share documents with myself… but at least I can share the documents. Now to get my dad on board to test it out.

Windows Mobile 7 was designed for me

Do you know how I know that Windows Mobile 7 was designed just for me? Well, to start, my cell phone 2 year contract is up at the same time that Windows Mobile 7 phones are coming out on the market. Also, I am a busy girl with lots of friends in lots of social networks, and WM7 will keep track of them all. Thirdly, I was the looser who loaded the Zune player on her computer even though she doesn’t have a Zune. Just to test it out. I loved everything but the fact that I couldn’t sync podcasts to my windows media playing phone. I do not like the podcast player on my current phone. Mostly because I need to hand enter the address for new podcasts. That is a huge pain, especially since I usually enter new podcasts while on the road.
Now I just have to decide which manufacturer to go with…

Test from Office 2010 beta!

I want to start blogging more, so when I was loading a new word document today, and noticed “blog template” I decided to try it out. Working on my husband’s resume can wait, right?
It was amazingly easy to set this blog up in word, even with my slow internet connection. I hate how when the internet connection is slow it seems to make my whole entire computer slow down. So much of my computer depends on the internet, I suppose. My connection is always slow in the early evening – I am just one of a hundred thousand to arrive home at this time every evening and expect to be able to check my email and Facebook. It sucks living in a suburb, because we are mostly ignored by the internet companies. The Federal Government is investing in rural neighborhoods, but our lines are so old they don’t work any better than rural dial up. We just pay more. I love how the internet companies convinced congress that they would take care of us, and give us (Americans) high speed internet, and they are now only at barely a quarter of the speed they promised, but they took more money than they said they would. I will find documentation to prove the previous statement1. I heard it on http://geekspeak.org/ a few weeks back.
1. FCC APPROVES FRONTIER -VERIZON TRANSACTION TO SIGNIFICANTLY EXPAND BROADBAND IN RURAL AMERICA, (Federal Communications Commission, 2010), https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-298338A1.pdf.