September 4, 2006

A Cost-Effective Infrastructure Deployment Strategy

Over the past few days, I have seen at least two posts or articles on a subject I’ve been meaning to write about for quite some time, […]
September 1, 2006

Taking Information Security Seriously at Home

It is very easy to become complacent with Information Security on a home computer or network, even for those who would otherwise preach IT Security in […]
August 31, 2006

Scripting GPO Creation and Modification

When you install the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) on your system, you gain some nifty command-line tools for managing group policies. Still, some things have to be […]
August 29, 2006

PowerShell to the Rescue

The August edition of the Windows IT Pro magazine has a really good article on Microsoft’s new scripting technology: PowerShell.  Not only is the article pretty good, but the […]
August 29, 2006

P2P, IPv6 and Internet Anonymity

I was reading this article about P2P Darknets that was posted on Digg, and one of the comments on Digg was that Internet anonymity was going to get better […]
August 29, 2006

We’re in full swing, now…

Okay, it looks like I was able to get everything working on the site in terms of Community Server modules. I even got the Community-Credit add-on […]
August 28, 2006

Vista is getting closer

According to some reports, the latest build of Vista released to testers displayed improved stability and performance, and looking like it will make the holiday season without issue.  A […]
August 28, 2006

Getting caught up in trivia

I just finished reading an informative article by Peter Coffee on why it is important for technologists not to get overly caught up in the coolness of technology […]
August 28, 2006

Test Subject: I’m testing, testing! Yes, Indeed.

This is a test of a new blog autonaming CS Module that Jarda Jirava produced, based on a thread I started over at the Community Server forums. I know I’ve […]
August 27, 2006

Why Did I Take So Long To Blog?

Kenneth Hunt, of Tech Observer fame, recently noted that I finally got on board the blogging bandwagon.  Yeah, it did take me a while.  I guess part of that […]
August 27, 2006

Where are you, planet Earth?

Ah, the relativeness of size in space…   Just this week, on my Admin Off-Topic mailing list, someone posted the following link about the relative size of the planets […]
August 25, 2006

Do we really get Information Security?

Five years ago, I wrote an article on the challenges of implementing Information Security in an enterprise.  Sad to say, even in the post-911 era, not a […]
February 11, 2010

Charting the Right Course: The IT Manager’s First 90 Days

Starting a new position is always an interesting challenge, especially if you have a leadership role.  It should go without saying that it is very important […]
February 11, 2010

Home Network Overhaul 2010

For the first time in over a decade, my home network saw no major improvements for almost 2 years. Let’s just say that the past few […]
February 22, 2010

Home Network Overhaul 2010 – Conclusion

This is the sixth part in a series of articles tracking the implementation of virtualization on my home network.  Planning for the project originally started at the […]
March 31, 2010

Random Musings for March 2010

So, we’ve made it through the first quarter of 2010.  What, exactly, do we have to show for it?  Lots – depending on your point of […]
April 13, 2010

Expanding Your Reach with Good Technology Partners

I recently read an opinion piece on ComputerWorld about the post-Cloud IT landscape, and it I had a couple thoughts: The author makes a good point that little mention […]
April 15, 2010

The InfoSec Perspective for April 2010

It has been a busy month or so for information security.  Apple has patched a vulnerability that was showcased in a recent hacking contest, Microsoft has […]
April 30, 2010

Apple vs Adobe = Pot vs Kettle

It is quite amusing to see Apple and Steve Jobs go out of their way to lambast Adobe about the “closed” platform of Flash, and to suggest […]
May 3, 2010

The Job Hunting Conundrum

Based on a number of surveys taken since the recent economic downturn began, it would appear that there is a fairly substantial disconnect between how employers […]
May 6, 2010

Making Business Sense

Long ago, in days or yore, it was common to complain that most information technology leaders and staff were too focused on deploying cool technology just […]
May 10, 2010

It’s Time to Re-evaluate Host-based Security

I’ve said it for a few years now, but host-based antivirus is really not working out anymore.  Not with its reliance on signatures to detect malware. […]
June 30, 2010

Understanding What Your Children Really Mean

Ever wanted to know what your children really mean when they answer your questions? Use this handy translation guide to better understand what your children are […]
July 30, 2010

The State of Data Breaches in 2010

I had a chance to review the 2010 Verizon Data Breach Reporttoday, which I was alerted to by ISC.SANS.ORG.  They’ve put together data from 2004 through 2009, and […]