windows live local has been updated along with live.com release!
i just saw some announcements that live.com is 'released' as well as live local is updated. i've been using live.com for a while and while the 'infinite scroll' is no longer there, it isn't much new to me as i've been dogfooding the service for a long while now -- and i like it -- i haven't had to go back to google all but 5 times in the past 4 months...and yes, i reported the reasons why.
for live local, i was curious if updated imagery was available as where i live it was still showing a dirt lot...the default view was bird's eye on the microsoft campus, so i typed in my address...
sweet...bird's eye view of the 'hood...nice! and it looks like they goy my house right after i mowed the lawn :-) pretty cool that the imagery has been updated.
<sarcasm>whew, that didn't take long </sarcasm>. TiVo finally got their hdtv dvr in the market...i saw the ad, clicked the link and -- what!? $800!? holy crap. maybe it's me, but that's priced out of the park for me (in a bad way, not the homerun way).
sure, i'm still 'renting' my dvr from my cable provider, but for a nominal fee that gives me 16 years of rental (and i can upgrade whenever to their newest stuff) relative to plopping down $800 for a fixed-technology device.
wow, i think they missed the boat on pricing. too bad, as a geek, i would have jumped and gotten one 'just because' -- but even my impulse buying habits won't allow me to do that for them!
oh my gosh, i don't post jokes that often, but this is so true to form...should i send it to my family to help remove me from their spam lists? :-)
jut got back from a small extended weekend, so apologies for the reprint here (i'm sure it is all over the underbelly right now)...
see ScottGu post for full details...highlights:
- "Atlas" v1.0 will ship before next release of VS
- Features may be different than current CTP
- Naming: Microsoft AJAX Library (Client), ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions (Server), ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit (Atlas control toolkit)
nick pointed it our here that vista hit the rc1 milestone! right now it is available for beta and early adopter program customers. hopefully there will be information in a few weeks (or less) for a broader availability.
for developers, be on the lookout in your local area for installfests that may occur and get you running on the latest and greatest!