This is the first year in a while that I'm looking forward to/hoping for some specific Black Friday deals. Thought I'd start a thread to see what everyone is looking forward to. Here is my list so far:
Pixel 5 x2 (one for me and one for the wife) Surface Duo (cancelled my pre-order specifically to wait for a Black Friday deal) Pixel Buds x2 (gifts for my sisters) Nest Audio Chromecast Eufy doorbell PS5 headset (wishful thinking) Surface Go 2
That's all I can think of right now but I'm pretty sure there were more things on my list. Looking forward to getting more ideas to break the bank from everyone else!
Tons of cool deals on Amazon today. I thought I would show you a few of them.
Let's start with Amazon Show. Not the expensive one, the DIY Show!
Fire Tablet with Alexa - $49.99 - http://amzn.to/2xJMvcS
Tablet Stand $9.59 - http://amzn.to/2wGlOcf
JBL Bluetooth Speaker - http://amzn.to/2vGGOem
I'm currently trying to think of ways to use the battery operated LED strings and who can't use a bluetooth headset. I have two here for you. Read up on them.
Yes, I think the wall mounted hand gets thing could be handy in the house. Where everyone comes in right? Garage?
And lastly, I love this set of battery operated yard tools. http://amzn.to/2xJP2DU. It's not gas powered backpack kind of power but it's VERY handy. I have one of the little blowers and LOVE it. You can grab it real quick and swoosh away anything.
The batteries go into a ton of other devices too. Take a look!
Meetup 2017 Registration - $20 This fee guarantees you a spot at Meetup 17 as well as breakfast and lunch. You may have heard the story but one year I didn't charge a small fee and a ton of people showed up for the free food and a ton of others cancelled! So I had way too much leftover BBQ! This is a PayPal transaction. If you would like something different please PM me. Use this link - PayPal $20
Also, if you are a Patron, https://patreon.com/davidmccabe, at the $5 or higher level, you have a ticket to Meetup 17. You do need to RSVP though. Please use a PM here, email, Patreon PM, etc. Patrons are also invited to a RESET HQ Tour on Friday night. Come on all, sign up as Patrons!!! I purchase food based on your RSVP's and PayPal reservations! Sometimes folks can't make it after reserving, that is fine. The earlier you can reserve your spot the better!
Also, use this thread to secure transportation with each other. If you are flying in, let us know your details and maybe you can hitch a ride with someone. If you want to carpool, drop your location here and maybe someone else close to you can share a ride and some gas. You never know!
I'm currently speaking with area hotels. I'm trying to secure a group rate at the closest, Hyatt Place. There are several events happening this weekend and they seem to be fairly booked but I'll let you know for sure. Lastly, RESET stickers for all! That's why you're coming right?
If you are new to Meetup I can tell you it is a great time. We have equipment demos and a lot of folks bring their servers, media gear, etc. There is always something new and ALWAYS something to talk about. Remember Meetup 16? I dropped a bombshell on everyone and published the final episode of HSS Podcast and launched RESET Podcast. All in about 30 minutes! I was super emotional during that and it was totally unplanned! Did anyone film that? You never know what surprises I have in store for you!
Most folks try to arrive Friday prior to Meetup. We try to meet at the local Fry's and then go out to eat. Saturday is Meetup and then we converge on the Microsoft Store right after. Usually, 6 PM. Saturday night we try to go out to the local Irish Pub for some fish and chips and then disperse. Sunday morning a group of use meet at a, not so local, Waffle House for some breakfast. (love this part!)
My area is exploding in growth so you might want to bring your family to shop and explore the area. They are also invited to have lunch at Meetup. If you want to do that let me know and I can arrange that with you. I've found that most spouses don't want to stick around as the geekery tends to get very thick and unbearable for them. Ha ha ha!
Downtown Circle City Monument and many museums
Meetup 17 - September 30th, 8 AM to 5 PM
Use this link - PayPal $20
Meetup 2016 thread for information purposes - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ignite/default.aspx
Want to revisit Meetup 16? https://1drv.ms/f/s!AiBi0ZKn_IuTjKcj3E3rAPvSOqjjFw
Location - SAME Location! 8900 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis IN 46240 Map here.
Here is the closest hotel with the best pricing.
9104 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240
There is also Marriot North.
3645 River Crossing Pkwy, Indianapolis, IN 46240
You really need to go through this list. Tons of gear and electronics.
Today’s show includes discussion on PP2 for Windows Home Server that you will not hear or read about anywhere else! Andrew Edney was nice enough to interview and he and I discuss the newly released PP2.
Links and News Items mentioned on the show
Andrew Edney's Book, Windows Home Server Users Guide
Andrew Edney's Site - http://usingwindowshomeserver.com/
Nick the author of AutoExit2008 Add-In for WHS has a PDF discussing the new options for developers with PP2.
AutoExit2008 Add-In Home
Brendan grant article on new PP2 API's
Alternatives for Media Center Users
Recorded TV Manager - http://www.fjdrasch.com/
TV Manager - https://brentf.com/software.aspx
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