SkyDrive on Xbox 360

This is exciting. Yesterday, Microsoft released SkyDrive for the Xbox 360. Our primary Xbox 360 is in the family room and is on most of the day. It’s what we use to watch TV (Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Xbox Video), listen to music (Xbox Music) and now, thanks to the new SkyDrive app, browse our photos and home videos. Media Center Swan Song A few years back, when we first got married, I built a Windows Media Center PC to handle all of our media needs.…

Thanksgiving Planning with SkyDrive

Fall is, by far, my favorite time of year. It reminds me of my years playing snare drum in the Marching Illini. The air clarifies, the pace of life eases, my patio door stops sticking. In college, the best time of year (besides the end of finals) was fall break for one simple reason: you got to go home and stuff yourself silly with food. Now that I’m an adult with my own family, there is no fall break.…

How to Plan a Kids Birthday Party Using SkyDrive

My daughter is turning three in a couple of days and my wife and I have planned her birthday party over the past few weeks. We like to formulate ideas over time and build up the party instead of sitting down and planning everything at once. Since we’re both busy parents with full-time jobs and our own after work activities, it’s often the case that we’re planning pieces of the party when the other isn’t around.…