2015 Apr 1, 2:23 2012 Jun 6, 2:54
Use of my old Hotmail account has really snuck up on me as I end up caring more and more about all of the services with which it is associated. The last straw is Windows 8 login, but previous straws include Xbox, Zune, SkyDrive, and my Windows 7 Phone.
I like the features and sync'ing associated with the Windows Live ID, but I don't like my old, spam filled, hotmail email address on the Live ID account.
A coworker told me about creating a Live ID from a custom domain, which sounded like just the ticket for me. Following the instructions above I was able
to create a new deletethis.net Live ID but the next step of actually using this new Live ID was much more difficult. My first hope was there would be some way to link my new and old Live IDs so
as to make them interchangeable. As it turns out there is a way to link Live IDs but all that does
is make it easy to switch between accounts on Live Mail, SkyDrive and some other webpages.
Instead one must change over each service or start over depending on the service:
In the Xbox 360 system menu you can change the Live ID
associated with your gamertag. This worked fine for me and I got an email telling me about the transfer of my Microsoft Points.
There's no way to do this for the Zune specifically, however changing over your Xbox account also transfers over all your Zune purchased
content. I don't have a Zune Pass so I can't confirm that, but all of my previously purchased television shows transferred over successfully.
Windows 7 Phone
To change the main Live ID associated with your phone, reset your phone to factory default and start over. All purchased applications are
lost. Had I purchased any applications I would have been pissed, but instead I was just irritated that I had to reset my phone.
I don't use my Hotmail account for anything and it only sits and collects spam. Accordingly I didn't attempt switching this over.
I didn't have much in my SkyDrive account. I downloaded all files as a zip and then manually uploaded them to the new account.
2010 Dec 27, 2:38
"I feel a strong urge to purchase the new device. Owning the new device will please me and improve my daily life."
2010 Jul 26, 1:13 2010 Jul 5, 9:49
"This a small crocheted Brain Slug for your favorite Futurama fan!"
2010 Mar 12, 8:58
Various sometimes entertaining or humorous tshirt designs available from purchase all from Chow Hon Lam. I enjoy the ginger bread men shirt
2010 Mar 11, 7:36
Boing Boing recommends I buy things. Probably a good selection of odd or geeky gifts.
2010 Mar 9, 10:42 2010 Mar 9, 5:26
I have often wondered where furniture stores get their fake TVs, PCs, etc. Yes, apparently there is a store where they buy that. Now about the chotchkies in Applebees or Red Robin...
2010 Mar 1, 2:20
2010 Feb 26, 2:41
Knock off Internet Explorer cufflinks available on eBay. I know, you totally thought these were legit, right?
2010 Jan 6, 9:20
"Amazon called me today to discuss my $2.9billion purchase"
2010 Jan 6, 2:08
2009 Dec 23, 10:15
Cute bunny tshirt gift idea...
2009 Dec 14, 2:12
I've been very statically charged recently. May be the new couch?
2009 Dec 8, 1:56
More good gift ideas just in time for the holidays: "The Invision LD 3D-Modeler printer has been discontinued and is being sold off for $5,000 a throw -- it uses Laminated Object Manufacturing to
produce low-rez 3D models"
2009 Nov 15, 6:17
Once again a wonderful gift for a very small set of people I know but a bit pricey: "This package includes Bruce Schneier's custom action figure head mounted on a matching DiD or Dragon action
figure body with a choice of 2 different clothing styles. You can also buy Bruce Schneier's head on its own and fit it onto your own figurines."
2009 Oct 13, 11:15
QFC, the grocery store closest to me, has those irritating shoppers cards. They try to motivate me to use it with
discounts, but that just makes me want to use a card, I don't care whose card and
I don't care if the data is accurate. They should let me have my data or make it useful to me so that I actually care.
I can imagine several useful tools based on this: automatic grocery lists, recipes using the food you purchased, cheaper alternatives to your purchases, other things you might like based on what
you purchased, or integration with dieting websites or software. At any rate, right now all I care about is getting the discount from using a card, but if they made the data available to me then
the grocery store could align our interests and I'd want to ensure the data's accuracy.
2009 Jul 20, 11:21
Ahab vs Moby Dick rendered fighting game style.
2009 Jun 25, 12:33
A shirt from the Onion store reading 'The Sports Team From My Area Is Superior To The Sports Team From Your Area'. Humor!