February 5, 2007

Getting Used to Windows Vista

My Vista initiation continues, and so far, I don’t have much to complain about.  I’ve done this whole “new version of Windows” thing enough times in the past […]
February 3, 2007

Getting Rolling With Vista

As I mentioned earlier this week, I finally got my hands on my official copies of Vista, so I thought I’d see how well an upgrade would […]
January 31, 2007

Windows Vista is finally here…

At the retail level, anyway. And I am no closer to having it installed at home than I was a month ago, when I laid out […]
January 31, 2007

Misplaced Social Commentary

I’m trying to decide whether this title is more reflective of this post in particular, or the subject matter itself…   Over the years, while participating in […]
January 31, 2007

Got my January ActionPack Subscription

I came home this evening to find out that the January shipment of my Microsoft ActionPack Subscription arrived today. Sweet!! Sort of, anyway… First the good news: I […]
January 23, 2007

Community Server 2007 is coming…

Soon, very soon… I haven’t had a whole lot of time to check in on Community Server in the past couple months, but I’m happy to see that […]
January 22, 2007

The Business-Focused Technologist

These days, you can find a whole lot of discourse in both technology and business periodicals, on the need for technologists to be able to interface […]
January 18, 2007

Web Applications Under Attack

Got Web Applications? Beware of Bots: http://www.systeminetwork.com/article/w/1001/n/5031/i/6176/a/53728/Got_Web_Applications__Beware_of_Bots.html A 2006 report from Fortify Software, Inc., an application security vendor, identifies the most prevalent attack methods that threaten web-based applications […]
January 15, 2007

Father and Daughter Time

“Daddy, can you show me how to build a computer?” That was the request I received today from my 11 year-old daughter.   I guess it helped […]
December 31, 2006

Happy New Year

I must say that 2006 has been a very intriguing year, both personally and professionally.  Many things were accomplished, but many things are yet to be […]
December 26, 2006

Major Holiday Upgrades

First of all, I hope that everyone has had a very enjoyable Christmas with friends and family.  I know that the holidays aren’t always pleasant for […]
December 12, 2006

Reports Indicate Healthy 2007 for Information Technology

Some good news to start out 2007: Signs are pointing to a healthy new year for information technology. The job market for I.T. workers is expanding, […]
March 19, 2007

Windows 2003 SP2 Oddities

The Second Service Pack for Windows 2003 (both x86 and x64 editions) and for XP Professional, x64 Edition was released without much fanfare a week ago.  There was initially some […]
March 20, 2007

Vista Upgrade Speed Bumps

In today’s lesson, we learn why pre-planning is very important… So, I try to perform the dreaded in-place upgrade of my XP x64 laptop to Vista Ultimate x64, […]
March 23, 2007

One More Reason to Turn JavaScript off in Browsers

As if we needed another reason… A security researcher has found a way hackers can make PCs of unsuspecting Web surfers do their dirty work, without […]
March 29, 2007

Compliant or Secure?

Does fulfilling your regulatory compliance requirements actually lead you to be more secure?  Will your organization automatically attain compliance by pursuing a strict regimen of security […]
April 2, 2007

Revenge of the Worms?

It’s been a while since we’ve had a massive worm outbreak, but the potential for such an occurrence has increased significantly over the weekend with word that a […]
April 9, 2007

The Microsoft Dilemma

The issue I speak of relates to how many changes and new features should go into a new release of their software product.  If Microsoft adds […]
April 18, 2007

It’s CommunityServer Time, Once Again…

It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted about CommunityServer, mostly because I’ve been busy working on a variety of different projects.  Now that CommunityServer 2007 (CS2007) […]
April 18, 2007

Making the move to 64-bit Vista — Finally!

Yeah, yeah, it took me long enough.  What can I say?  I finally bit the bullet and installed Vista Ultimate x64 Edition on my laptop.  As I mentioned […]
April 18, 2007

Don’t Drop the Ball on Security

On a number of fronts, April 2007 is turning out to be a very interesting month for me.  For this particular post, we’ll just touch on […]
April 27, 2007

Vista Sales Better Than Expected

Or, more precisely, better than many analysts expected.  The analysts always seem to initially expect that the new OS will sell wildly better than the current OS, […]
April 30, 2007

The VitaMix Craze

I’ve been meaning to write about this for a couple of months, but I’ve been sidetracked a number of times.  We bought a VitaMix Super 5000 — finally […]
May 20, 2007

Learning To Ride A Bike, In 15 Minutes

Today, I had a whole lot of fun riding my bike with my offspring who are ages 11, 7 and 5.  My 5 year old was […]