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Test Drive Windows 8

Windows 8 | Ripple IT

Between now and the October 26th release date, Microsoft is allowing curious folk to check out the all new Windows 8 (both the 32 and 64 bit versions) with a 90-day evaluation download available at MSDN and TechNet. While intended for IT professionals and app developers, anyone can to take 8 for a spin. Microsoft’s hoping that… Read more »

Outlook To Replace Hotmail

Outlook to Replace Hotmail | Ripple IT

Hotmail is going the way of Zip drives and Qwikster. Not now, but soon and for the rest of your life. It’s all part of Microsoft’s rebranding of their quickly fading web-based email service. Instead of revamping Hotmail or introducing a completely new product (something Microsoft hasn’t done all that well in quite awhile), the… Read more »

Humanity… in Space!

Astronauts gathered around a table

Recently in an episode of my favorite podcast, America’s Test Kitchen, the hosts talked to Mary Roach, author of Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void about astronaut food, eating, and what happens after eating. In discussing the history of space food and eating at NASA, Mary explains a curiously human tangent… Read more »

It’s decaf, I swear!

Espresso | Ripple IT

This week I’m trying something radically different than my normal routine. I’m going to try to limit myself to one espresso, coffee, or similarly caffeinated drink per day. It’s a bold choice considering I haven’t gone more than a day without ingesting at least three (usually an Espresso in the morning, Americano in the afternoon, and some Earl Grey after dinner)… Read more »

Latte Art Throwdown in Atlanta

Latte Art Throwdown | Ripple IT

That’s right! There’s a monthly competition in Atlanta where baristas from all over town (and sometimes beyond) get together, pitch in 5 dollars, and try their luck at pouring the best latte art. And from what we’ve observed, the Atlanta barista community knows how to throw a party. Sooo… latte art? Yep, if you’ve ever… Read more »

Firing Clients

Should You Fire Clients?

The story about the JetBlue flight attendant who lost it after dealing with a rude passenger reminded me of an article I wrote in 2006. I think it still holds up. Firing Clients Sure. Why not? Seth Godin has a post about people being rude and disrespectful to airline staff. His question is: Should companies… Read more »