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By popular demand, Bill Gates’ last day at the office video, courtesy of Channel 10.

Bonus points if you can name all the cameos and the song he’s playing on Guitar Hero. 😉

Bill’s Last Day: The CES Keynote video
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Back when I first met with the Zune community team, I was a little skeptical of the plans for Zune Social.  Now I’m a  believer – I’m having too good of a time discovering music through the tastes of my friends on Xbox Live.  Yes, you too can regale yourself in the suckiness of my musical tastes.  That’s okay, I have a thick flak jacket. The only wish I have is for the ability to share my playlists directly.
 
I’m in the process of building our road trip mix for next week’s trip to Grandma and Grandpa’s for Thanksgiving.  I’m searching for family friendly podcasts, music and more.  If you have suggestions, feel free to suggest your Top 5 or Top 10 list here, browse and make fun of my music here.
 
And in case you’re wondering, yes Virginia, the team is playing a lot with Silverlight right now 😉
 
Update: I’m starting to get suggestions via Zune which is pretty darn cool.  Thanks everyone for the friend invites and suggestions.  Here are some additional ones that came in through email:
 

Learn to Fly–Foo Fighters

Things Have Changed–Dylan

This Is How a Heart Breaks–Rob Thomas

Runnin’ Down a Dream–Petty

Someday Baby–Dylan

LA Woman–Doors

Locomotive Breath–Jethro Tull

Won’t Get Fooled Again–The Who

You Can’t Catch Me–Stones

Freebird–Skynard

China Grove–Doobie Bros.

Don’t Fear the Reaper–Blue Oyster Cult

We’re an American Band–Grand Funk Railroad

 
 

One of my favorite people in eHome, Charlie Owen notes, "I’m going to head up an effort here at Microsoft between the Media Center, XBox and Zune teams to give you a set of resources which help you put our products together and begin to realize the ‘Connected Home’ dream." 

An admirable start. As I’ve noted here, I would like to see the merging of Windows Home Server and Media Center, and perhaps a wireless home automation component, though I have yet to use it beyond my Logitech Harmony remote. 

I’d also like to see a, "Buy anywhere, Watch anywhere" merging of the Marketplaces in Xbox 360, Zune, and Media Center.

Give Charlie your feedback in comments on his blog here.

via eHomeUpgrade