Microsoft MVP again in 2008

I'm thrilled to report that I've been awarded a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award once again in 2008, though this time I am a Connected Systems MVP, instead of a BizTalk MVP.  The difference  is nearly inconsequential, as I will still be working with the same team, but over the last year I've begun to focus more and more on things outside of purely BizTalk.  I'd like to take a moment to thank Microsoft for the award, this program is absolutely fabulous and I couldn't be happier than to be associated with it.  More corporations should examine the MVP program and think about how they can connect with their community the way Microsoft does.

Let the upgrade begin

So I know at least some of my friends will be pleased to hear that I've completed my upgrade to Graffiti CMS, migrating from dasBlog.  I must say that dasBlog has served me very well, but as the blog has grown in popularity, I've done screencasts, and other things I've begun to realize that I truly needed a CMS, not just a blog.  The blog will remain a major feature of and the existing feed url will continue to retrieve only my blog content, but I've now got room to grow.

Connecting Logitech Freepulse Bluetooth Headphones to a Computer or Cellphone

I've just bought a set of Logitech Freepulse Bluetooth Headphones, these are very well reviewed Bluetooth 2.0 EDR headphones and so I was happy to grab a set as they solve another problem I've had which is that my Sprint Mobile Broadband ExpressCard blocks my headphone port.  But darned if the default directions just want you to use their little headphone jack adapter.  I knew there had to be a way to get these bound to my computer and/or cellphone, so I did some research.  For those who come after me, here are the clear details: Press and Hold the power button on the headphones, the light will flash slow red, then fast red, then turn off, and finally start flashing blue and red.  This has put the headphones into Discovery Mode. On your computer or cellphone, search for new Bluetooth devices. If prompted for a security code, select 0000. Enable Wireless Stereo when asked. And your done.  The hard part is of course figuring out how to make the headphones go into Discovery Mode.