March 31, 2011

Maintaining Good Security Practices

Security is not just a state of being. We are often called to provide an assessment about our present security posture, and usually, the person asking […]
February 15, 2011

Why Your New Technology Purchase Might Disappoint – Part 2

Last time, I mentioned that inadequate planning is one of the key reasons why your new technology purchase might prove to be disappointing.  This is true […]
January 31, 2011

Why Your New Technology Purchase Might Disappoint

Technology continues to provide many benefits for individuals and businesses, and our increasing dependence upon it is a testament to its overall usefulness.  Each day, many, […]
January 27, 2011

UltraTech Knowledgebase Table of Contents

UltraTech Knowledgebase Table of Contents Last Updated: 27 Jan 2011 (Prior Update: 16 Sep 2007) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *** PLEASE NOTE: Link(s), If Provided, May Be Wrapped *** […]
December 8, 2010

The Dangers of Consolidation

It has been said that technology in general, and automation in particular, simply make it easier for humans to propagate errors much faster than they could […]
November 9, 2010

Fun with Verizon Customer Service

Or, Getting Rid of FiOS TV, Part 1. Today, we officially began our project to lower needless expenses, of which the TV subscription service is one […]
October 31, 2010

Passing the Firewall Torch

p Policy, but that’s a tale for another time…) The second problem was a little trickier, however.  The WAN port on my NS-5XT was only 10Mbit/s.   […]
September 26, 2010

It’s The Little Things That Get You Every Time…

Even on the smallest of networks, the failure to pay attention to every detail can make a routine upgrade or migration far more complicated than it […]
August 31, 2010

The Fun Summer of 2010 – Overview

Things have been good and busy this year for me.  Overall, I can’t complain.  🙂 Since June, I’ve been busy with a new corporate challenge, and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
August 14, 2006

Finally, the Telcos are feeling the heat!

I just saw a report that Verizon has been busy laying down fiber in New York in order to stem the tide of defections to rival cable services, […]
August 15, 2006

My first blogging attempt with Windows Live Writer

Okay, so after reading about 5 different reviews on the joy and wonder of Windows Live Writer, I just had to go out and try it myself.   […]
August 16, 2006

The Challenges of Skinning in CS

Over the past couple of days, I’ve been spending mucho time in the CommunityServer.org forums, getting quite a bit of help on making various skinning modifications on my site.  Much […]
August 17, 2006

The War on Terror: Liberty vs Safety

A federal judge has just ordered an immediate halt to the NSA’s domestic surveillance program, and it is being called a landmark decision. This bring up the interesting question, […]
August 21, 2006

Family Fun Day 2006

Yesterday, our church had an outing sponsored by the Family Life Ministries department — which is the Ministry that my wife and I are responsible for.   On the […]
August 22, 2006

Upgrading my CS installation to .NET 2.0

After a long bout of troubleshooting, we finally made the determination that the reason why the Community Credit Add-on for CommunityServer.org wouldn’t work on any of my installation, is that it […]
August 23, 2006

IT Career Paths

It shouldn’t be news to anyone who has been in Information Technology for more than a couple years now, but more and more folks are suggesting that […]
August 24, 2006

It’s been a busy day…

Today was a looooong day, with plenty of learning opportunities.  As a result, this is a loooong post, with plenty of opportunities to induce boredom. Anyhoo…  […]
August 25, 2006

Internet Explorer Patch Re-Released

Yesterday, Microsoft re-released security bulletin MS06-042 because the original release introduced a buffer overflow condition for some customers. Everyone is advised to get the new update, because the buffer overflow is […]
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 […]
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 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 […]