Free Wii Remote Jacket 

by on October 2, 2007

Nintendo has announced free Wii remote jackets for everyone that owns a Nintendo Wii. You might have read this other places on the net but most places have not explained where to actually get this other than having to call Nintendo up directly and who wants to that? You can register online at http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/jacket/jacketrequest.jsp but you will need your serial number off your Wii so make sure to have that handy.

Nintendo is including the Wii remote jackets in all new shipments of their console and with all new Wii remotes shipped. The purpose of the jacket is to protect the remote and it seems possibly anyone or anything that might get hit with the remote as it adds a lot of extra padding on the corners. You can see an image of the new jacket below.

Wii Remote Jacket

 
 

Flight Simulator Hidden Within Google Earth 

by on September 4, 2007

After a long weekend everyone will need a break at the end of the day. It has been announced that there is a Flight Simulator Hidden Within Google Earth. To access it you need to download the latest version of Google Earth. Once you have it installed you will need to either press CTRL+Alt+A in Windows or Command+Option+A or on a Mac. You will need to look at the controls page on google to make sure you know how to play. Hope you enjoy it!

 
 

Bill Gates stepping down 

by on June 16, 2006

Q: What effect will Bill Gates stepping down have on Microsoft?

A: Back in January of 2000 you might remember that Bill Gates stepped down as CEO to hand the position over to Steve Ballmer. At that point in time Bill Gates moved over to become the chairman of the board and chief software architect. As chief software architect Bill Gates would be the person in control of all the software the company would make; although I am willing to bet he has always been so he really was just changing his title and letting Steve Ballmer do a lot of the Microsoft face time.

Some people will probably remember the whole “monkey boy” incident . That is what Bill Gates stepping down as CEO and Ballmer taking over gave us, among other things of course.

So the transition from CEO to chief software architect, which happened over 6 years ago, went smoothly. How will the transition from chief software architect to just chairman of the board go? I predict it will go smoothly as well for a number of reasons.

The first, and most important reason is that it will happen over a 2 year period in time. This is important because Microsoft is about to release some big software titles and Bill Gates will still be there day to day over seeing those titles while at the same time training his new apprentice.

The second, and also an important reason in and of it self, is that Bill Gates has always surrounded himself with some of the brightest minds in the world. While I personally don’t care much for Microsoft you have to admire a company that starts up in a basement and grows the way they did back when they did.

 
 

AskAGeek.com Redesign 

by on June 10, 2006

As many of you have noticed we have redesigned our site. We hope everyone enjoys the new design. We have many more exciting features coming shortly so we hope you all visit often and submit all your questions so that we can keep helping everyone.

We have tested the site as much as possible in all browsers’ possible but that does not mean you wont run into a problem with the site. If you do run into a problem with the site please let us know right away by adding a comment to this post.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated as well!

 
 

Welcome To Ask A Geek 

by on January 27, 2006

Ask A Geek is a site where users can submit their questions and experts in the related fields will respond with answers. The topics will start out related to web technologies and computers. However, all questions are welcome.

We hope you stick around and ask us your questions!