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  • Highlights to 100 and show favorites for 2010


    What does it take to get to 100 episodes of the Home Server Show Podcast?  Over 2 years and lots and lots of editing!  Back at the end of 2009, I did a reflection on the year and listed some of my favorite moments on the show.  http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/132-your-favorite-moments-in-the-podcast-or-whs-technology-in-2009 In the same spirit, let’s look back on the road to 100 and what the first half of 2010 brought us.


    Show 71 – The live CES show.  Dave, Chris and I (all meeting in person for the first time) gathered in Las Vegas for the biggest tech show on earth!  We recorded the show late on the 2nd day of CES from Dave’s hotel room (a first) and talked all things geek!   We got really excited about network TV capture cards.


    Show 72 – All the stuff we covered at CES and more!  Lots of interviews with the global Home Server Team, Mark at Microsoft and even a fan interview.


    Show 74 – We all got back to the basics after a long 3 weeks of CES coverage and Skype issues from Show 73.  We talked a bunch about add-ins and Wuala storage.  At that point, I was smokin’ Lux for total Wuala storage.  That wouldn’t last!  First mention of Magic Jack (by John) as well!


    Show 75 – It’s all about virtualization and the show starts collecting Social Security checks!  Tom Sydow(wodysweb) joined us for the second half of the show.


    Show 76 – I was out skiing in Colorado with the family. John has a serious rant about his bandwidth in an outtake and Chris gets bleeped!


    Show 77 – AJ joined us for the first time in a while.  Windows Mobile 7 was the hot topic and Chris called it a Zune Phone for the first time!


    Show 78 – Dave says with much contempt, “I’m not going to buy an iPad!” You can find this crazy statement at  10:10 on the show!  Be careful what you say Dave!  The Google Voice Number makes it’s debut.  We almost never use it after show 79.


    Show 78.5 - In the very first bonus edition, John and Greg Welch (WelchWorks) talk about Digital Archound or DA 2010.  Good work John!


    Show 79 – IcyDock Reviews.  We talk about them for the next several shows.


    Show 81 – The St. Patty’s Day Show.  Chris called the show after celebrating his match and we wouldn’t let him on the show.


    Show 82 – Chris gets his assignment to St. Louis and announces that his Wuala storage finally passes mine.  Nice outtake at the end.


    Show 83 – Happy April Fool’s Day (not sure they celebrate this holiday in Canada?) and lots of good troubleshooting tips.


    Show 85 – Still my favorite show to date.  We interview Windows Weekly podcaster Paul Thurrot.  If you ever re-listen to any show, this is the one.


    Show 86 – The first sponsored show by GoToAssist Express and Happy Earth Day (in keeping with the holiday theme for 2010.)  We also had some really good discussions around cloud storage.  I totally disagree with Lux!  Did Dave say his kids are going to carry communicators like on Star Trek?


    Show 87 – The “huge” Vail Show and one of the shortest on record at 20 minutes!  Microsoft’s Home and Small Business Server Community Program Manager, Jonas Svensson is on the show talking about all of the new features.  Dave does the show without us!


    Show 88 – Might have been the longest show to date at 1 hour and 45 minutes!  We talk all things Vail and we are joined by Alex Kuretz and Andrew Edney.  I also get the opportunity to break the news about HP purchasing Palm.  Excellent outtake of John at the end!  Dave channels Yoda!


    Show 89 – John records his second bonus show with Lance Canaday!  We all took the week off!


    Show 90 – Marks the 2nd anniversary of the Home Server Show (so sorry I missed it Dave)!  Dave avoids Vail and Chris launches the now famous IcyDock photo contest where everybody wins!  Dave also announces a new website host company as well as new forums software.  (It would take a while to get the forums up and running)


    Show 91 – There is a very funny outtake at the end.  I think Chris needs to get his air conditioner fixed?


    Show 92 – It was my birthday week and I took the week off!  Sure seems like I took a bunch of time off from the show this spring.  We also picked up our 500th follower on twitter.  The show’s site also moved to a new site host.  Chris is going to be the first Windows Phone customer and Dave commits to the iPhone (a decision he will later regret!)  Meet ups get scheduled only to be cancelled later.  Oh, you have to listen to the end for “Chris’ Corner!”


    Show 93 – Dave’s appleness reaches an all time high (see show 78) as he announces that he has launched a new site, “AddingApple.com” as well has another funny outtake of John singing!


    Show 94 – We announce IcyDock winners (and everyone was a winner!) and new forums (show 90).  Dave introduces the guys for the new BYOB podcast at would launch the very next week.


    Show 95 – We tried a new segment this podcast.  “Care or Don’t Care!”  BYOB inspired lots of home build discussions and it seems I talked more than anyone else on the show.  Another great outtake at the end!


    Show 96 – With the summer storms looming, we talked a bunch about power issues and Lux beat me to an Atom based home server.  I finally pulled the trigger on something I said I would buy on the show, Microsoft’s Technet Subscription and not a new WHS build.  We had a nose whistler on the podcast in an outtake.


    Show 97 – Happy Canada Day, 4th of July and John becomes a WHS MVP.  Jose and Andrew (from down under) join the show for the first time and do a great job filling in for Chris and me.  With the guests, there is lots of mobile phone chat!


    Show 98 – We got things going again after a week off.  Dave and Andrew Edney spend the second half of the show talking about the newly launched “Aurora.”  After months of talking about the new iPhone, Dave admits that had to return his.  He blamed poor coverage but we all know that as a MS MVP, he was under pressure!  (kidding of course)


    Jim Collison


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