September 3, 2007

What I Need From LinkedIn

As I wrote way back in May 2007 concerning LinkedIn, it is an awesome tool that greatly facilitates Professional Networking.  The LinkedIn Answers feature, for instance, is a very […]
September 2, 2007

Community Server Update is on the Horizon…

Service Pack 3 for Community Server 2007 is on the horizon, considering that a beta for SP3 was recently made available by the folks at Telligent.  I’m glad that I […]
August 30, 2007

The Price of Poor Security?

Given the recent spate of breach announcements from companies like Monster.com and TradeFreedom Securities Inc., I’ve been thinking about how poor security is going to impact organizations and consumers […]
August 30, 2007

ASPnix is an utterly worthless web host…

I don’t say this too often, but words cannot express how worthless they are.   If I were to summarize the ways in which they failed to […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
November 8, 2006

Vista: Here it comes…

Or rather, there it goes — off to manufacturing. It will be very interesting to see how stable Windows Vista is in real-world deployments, but it is certainly is […]
November 12, 2006

Recent Home Network Woes…

The annual upgrade plans for my home network have to be accelerated somewhat due to a couple of system failures I have experienced over the past few months. […]
November 13, 2006

Scorching Fast Video Cards

nVidia has released it’s next generation card family, the 8800 series, and the reviews are looking great!  Sure, I’m not personally going to be purchasing a $450 or $600 video card, but for […]
November 15, 2006

Windows PowerShell 1.0 Released!

In an ongoing stream of end-of-year releases from Microsoft, we’re finally able to get our hands on the RTM version of Windows PowerShell. See the PowerShell Blog for more details: For […]
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 […]
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 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 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 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 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 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 […]
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 […]