October 8, 2006

The NBA and the Olympics: Are they compatible?

I read this ESPN article a few months back, and I found myself wondering if the goals of the Olympics are even compatible with professional team sports? It […]
October 6, 2006

Vista vs the Security Vendors

Otherwise known as Vista vs the Selfish Security Vendors: Part Two… Here’s a follow-up to my earlier Vista vs the World post, where I noted I greatly preferred a […]
October 5, 2006

Minor System Upgrade

I was forced to upgrade one of my systems this week because the motherboard (or CPU) died.  Rather than mess around trying to figure out which specific component […]
October 4, 2006

Really, How Hard Can Email Sorting Be?

I’ve been using Microsoft Outlook for a long time — since the OL97 days, in fact — and I’ve gone through all the different incarnations of the nefarious […]
October 3, 2006

Security: Product vs People and Process

One of the hardest concepts to emphasize concerning Information Security is that people and processes are more critical to your overall security posture than products are.   […]
October 3, 2006

IT Security Confidence

I just finished reading a pretty decent CIO Insight article (with lots of research links) on the state of IT Security at a Corporate level.  It ends with the […]
October 3, 2006

A different approach to deterrence

I have to say that I find the view offered by Ted Koppel on the issue of Iran and nuclear power rather intriguing.  You have to wonder how […]
October 3, 2006

Vista vs the World

Or, perhaps I should say Microsoft vs Security providers in the Windows space? What I’m talking about eWeek’s report that discloses McAfee’s complaint that Microsoft has made it […]
October 1, 2006

Recuperating Nicely…

I’m going to be working from home for most of this week due to undergoing bunion surgery this past Friday.  I’m happy to say that there’s […]
September 27, 2006

PowerShell RC2 is available…

Sort of. Perhaps, within a couple of hours it will really be available, but right now, all I can point you to is a link from Microsoft that […]
September 27, 2006

Windows Live Writer Update

Microsoft just released an update to Windows Live Writer.  There are some great changes, including better support for tags, faster loading times, and some new plug-ins.  I’m […]
September 27, 2006

FSF rebuts anti-GPLv3 claims

This post has two purposes.  I’m finding the conflict over the proposed GPLversion 3 rather interesting, and I’m also taking a moment to play with a few of the WLW plug-ins, […]
February 3, 2008

Losing Ain’t Eas

NY Giants 17, NE Patriots 14 Losing is never, ever easy, but especially not in the last game of an otherwise undefeated season.  That, however, is […]
February 3, 2008

Key Windows Updates are coming

The month of February should see the release of both Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, according to reports published by ComputerWorld, and I’m looking forward […]
February 5, 2008

Still waiting for Vista SP1

It’s always something.  On Sunday, I was pretty hyped up about the fact that Service Pack 1 for Vista was very near release, but that has been […]
February 6, 2008

Dealing with Duplicate Accounts in LinkedIn

Okay, for the next few weeks, I’ll probably be on a little LinkedIn kick, to make up for some lost time over the past few months.  The real […]
February 6, 2008

Another LinkedIn Live Event

I finally had the chance to attend another live networking event of NJ LinkedIn members, similar to the one I attended back in October. If you’re in the […]
February 21, 2008

Get your dose of Vista Service Pack 1

If you’re a 64-bit Vista user, that is…  It looks as though the users of Vista x64 can obtain Service Pack 1 via Windows Update. I’ve already […]
February 29, 2008

Random Notes on a Leap Day

I have a little bit of everything to share today. Professional Networking LinkedIn has performed quite a few upgrades in recent days, and they’ve upgraded their site […]
March 2, 2008

PowerShell News

I haven’t had as much time as I would have liked to keep tabs on PowerShell, or start converting all my scripts to PowerShell, but with the official […]
March 2, 2008

My Updated LinkedIn Feature Requests

The month of February 2008 was a very busy one at LinkedIn, it seems.  A number of improvements and modifications were made to the site, including network upgrades […]
March 6, 2008

Magazine Interview for Tech Article

I recently had the privilege of being quoted for a technical article in BizTech Magazine, which is published on behalf of CDW.   This is not the first time I […]
March 6, 2008

It’s Nearing Tax Time

Don’t be a procrastinator.  File your taxes online, or use the downloadable editions of the various tax preparation software products (which is what I do), or even […]
March 9, 2008

Working for a terrible boss

Yeah, over the years I’ve had a few of those, but that’s not where I find myself today.  Instead, that’s the subject of a very interesting question […]