December 12, 2006

SANS sees upsurge in zero-day Web-based attacks

It’s pretty much official now (in case you didn’t believe it before):  We have exited the Worm era, and jumped head first into the era of specialized […]
December 9, 2006

Looking for the next CPU breakthrough…

The folks at MIT have made some serious progress in the search for the replacement material for silicon in transistors. One of the materials being discussed, according […]
December 5, 2006

Zero-Day Tracker from eEye Digital Security

The folks at eEye Digital Security have put together a website that tracks various zero-day vulnerabilities, and offers analysis and remediation recommendations.  The site is called Zero-Day Tracker, and […]
December 5, 2006

Another Community Server Update

Looks like Telligent caught me off-guard with an update to Community Server. Service Pack 2 for Community Server v2.1 was released today.  I didn’t even have a hint that they were […]
December 4, 2006

News Analysis: Amid hints Bush will change policy, clues that he won’t

Here’s an interesting piece from the New York Times about the US strategy in Iraq.  My particular interest is with the following excerpt: WASHINGTON: The debate that […]
November 28, 2006

More Malware, More SPAM

According to some reports, spyware is getting harder and harder to control.  The sophistication of the malware makers is growing at a much faster pace than […]
November 28, 2006

What if Microsoft Made the iPod?

This is an immensely hilarious parody of what would happen if Microsoft had produced the iPod. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=36099539665548298 Perhaps we should look at a Zune box to verify? 
November 27, 2006

Backdoor Trojans, Rootkits and SPAM: Notes from the Microsoft Antimalware Team

The Microsoft AntiMalware team has recently published a paper discussing some of the data collected by their monthly AntiMalware tool. A summary of the article is […]
November 23, 2006

The Daily News FAQ from Community Server

The world of Telligent and Community Server is ever-changing.  Recently, Dave Burke has been working on a CS Daily News FAQ which would cull items from the Community Server Daily News blog and itemize them […]
November 21, 2006

Virtual Machine Detection in Malware via Commercial Tools

More About Sophisticated Malware http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?storyid=1871 Virtual machine detection is a self-defensive property of many malware specimens. It is aimed at making it harder to examine the […]
November 21, 2006

Change Management: Are You in Control?

This month in CIO Magazine is a very interesting article on Change Management which points out that truly innovative companies value discipline as much, if not more, than they do […]
November 19, 2006

Pando Released…

Pando v1.0 has finally been released, after spending some good time in the beta testing cycle.  If you haven’t seen or used it as yet, you’re […]
May 20, 2007

Staying LinkedIn: Professional Networking

I have to admit that it took me quite some time to get the hang of the whole professional networking thing, as assisted by technology.  Until […]
May 20, 2007

12 Ways To Create An Ineffective Job Postings

Just today, I read the following article about bad job advertisements, and I have to say that I heartily concur with the sentiments posted there — especially […]
May 25, 2007

Reflection Time

This week is a period of transition for me.  I’m in the midst of a brief transition between employers, and also some lengthier transitions on the […]
May 25, 2007

Migrating to Exchange 2007

I’ve had my Exchange 2007 server built for a couple of months now, but I hadn’t taken the time to migrate any of the mailboxes or […]
May 29, 2007

Good Ol’ Microsoft Fun with Exchange 2007

So, I sort of completed the migration to Exchange 2007 that I had decided to do this weekend.  Sort of. The mailbox moves were flawless.  Total time for […]
May 31, 2007

Can it be? Public Folder Replication Working?

Perhaps, just perhaps, I might have gotten my Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007 public folder replication woes resolved. The appropriate routing queue is finally going down, but I […]
June 28, 2007

Another Busy Month…

June has been chock-full of fun, excitement and new challenges.  I have hardly had any chance to breathe — as evidenced by a dearth of posts […]
July 23, 2007

The Great Helicopter Adventure

I’ve been aiming to start a new hobby for some time now:  Remote Control Electric Helicopters.   In searching around for a good starter craft, I began […]
July 24, 2007

Needless Vendor Bashing — by Vendors

In today’s story of immense irony, we find a vendor taking time to bash another vendor for a security flaw, only to have diligent 3rd parties […]
July 31, 2007

The Bogus Quest for Productivity

I’ve been falling behind on my Harvard Business Review reading, in recent months, but I finally made some time to catch up on the July/August issue, and came […]
August 24, 2007

Lots of changes coming…

It’s been a long time coming, but I finally got rid of my previous hosting company.  Their sins are too numerous to mention in this post, […]
August 27, 2007

The Great Outdoors

This summer, in addition to a vacation at Cape Maywith my extended family, we also went to Shepherd Lake twice (in June and August), and we had our annual church […]