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This is mostly just a note to myself for future reference… We’ve been having trouble finding Xbox Live matches in Call of Duty: Black Ops. As it turns out, our NAT was set to strict, and we ended up getting stuck on “Finding Match Quality.”

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Shortly after it was released, we picked up a copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops for our Xbox 360. The game itself is a blast, but being able to play on Xbox Live was one of the biggest attractions, and we couldn’t get it to work.

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Where to Buy an Xbox Kinect

by Michael on December 17, 2010 · 0 comments

Last night while doing a bit of Christmas shopping, I discovered that Amazon had the Xbox Kinect in stock. For those that are unaware this is a fairly hard to come by item that’s been getting rave reviews since its November release.

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A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that the toolbars (standard, formatting, reviewing, etc.) were missing from the top of the window in Microsoft Word 2008 for the Mac. I was able to toggle them back on by going to the Toolbars list within the View menu, but that quickly got old. Frustrated, I decided to find a solution.

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I’m not sure how or why, but my chat client (Adium) recently forgot my MSN Messenger password. Whenever I’d launch Adium, I’d get a window prompting me to enter my MSN Messenger password, but I couldn’t remember what it was.

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I’m a big fan of internet TV, and have recently been looking for an easy way to get Hulu on our TV. Last night I ran across PlayOn.TV, which promises to do just that (and more) via your Wii, PS3, or Xbox 360.

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My son has an Asus Eee PC, and he uses it frequently for school projects. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your perspective) he doesn’t have Microsoft Office. Instead, his netbook came with StarOffice (essentially OpenOffice with a fancier name) pre-installed, so he’s using that.

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Just another quick Microsoft Office tip for you Mac users… I was just making a chart in Excel 2008 and it took me awhile to figure out how to add a label to the Y-axis. In the end, it turned out to be frustratingly simple…

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