The REAL “Flip This House” is coming back!


You heard it right! Not those scam artists from San Antonio and Atlanta. This is “The Real Deal.” Quite literally. Richard Davis, his sidekick Ginger, and the rest of the Trademark Properties team are going back on the air (this time with a contract) and I can’t wait! I’ve learned from WallStreetFighter that Richard and Ginger and crew will be on TLC starting March 10th.

From Time Warner Cable:

The Real Deal
Airs Saturdays, March 10th, 9p-10p ET (60 min.)

The Real Deal is the non-stop new series from TLC that takes us inside the world of Trademark Properties for an eye opening and unapologetic look at the true reality of making money in real estate by pulling off the impossible. Each week Team Trademark, led by Richard Davis locate, renovate and if they can pull it off on time and under budget, profit from some of the most challenging projects they can find.

Best of luck to Richard and everyone. I am so glad you’re back!

UPDATE: MediaWeek is reporting that the show will actually begin airing in April.

Microsoft Vista and Office 2007 banned…


According to InformationWeek, The U.S. Department of Transportation has banned upgrades to Microsoft Windows Vista, Internet Explorer 7 and Office 2007. This ban will be for an indefinite period of time. According to InformationWeek:

The agency has an “indefinite moratorium” on upgrades because “there appears to be no compelling technical or business case for upgrading,” CIO Daniel Mintz says in a Jan. 19 staff memo obtained by InformationWeek. In addition, there are “specific reasons not to upgrade,” he says, referring to compatibility with apps, upgrade costs, and an upcoming move to a new headquarters. The ban applies to 15,000 DOT users who now use Windows XP Professional. The memo indicates that a similar ban is in effect at the Federal Aviation Administration, which has 45,000 desktop users.

A friend of mine who is running Vista on a new laptop computer (because there was no other option when purchasing the machine) has had nothing but trouble. The number of bugs in Microsoft Vista are apparently staggering, and compatibility issues with software packages are out of control. What a nightmare!