June 27, 2008

Notched Up: A different perspective on recruiting

As you may well know by now, I am a huge proponent of the LinkedIn Network. On account of my many LinkedIn connections, I routinely receive a […]
April 16, 2008

My Favorite Newspaper Comics

Over the years, I’ve enjoyed some great daily comics.  I still have several collections of The Far Side, Dilbert, Calvin & Hobbes, and For Better or For Worse, among others. […]
April 10, 2008

Sad, Sordid Tale has many victims

Marion Jones, who confessed last year to doping and was stripped of her medals, has left even more victims in her wake because of her participation in various relays. […]
April 9, 2008

Centralized Social Networking

Right now, I belong to a large number of social networks (more on that later).  For the most part, I’m really only active on LinkedIn, but as […]
April 1, 2008

An interesting Windows Vista article

I just finished reading an article on Windows Vista from InfoWorld, and it makes several really good points. Windows Vista brings a lot to the table that […]
March 31, 2008

Let’s Get Ready to Virtualize!

After many months, and a few miscellaneous upgrades to other parts of my network, I’m finally about to get a jump on my home virtualization overhaul project.  […]
March 31, 2008

Vista SP1

It has been officially available for a couple weeks now, but some of us have been running it for over a month at this point.  Of course, […]
March 14, 2008

Vendor Patch Management Support

ComputerWorld has a very interesting article this week that talks about how immature Oracle’s patch management program for customers is, compare to Microsoft’s. As the following quote indicates, […]
March 10, 2008

More Professional Networking…

I recently came across another Professional Networking site called Marzar because of a question and answer session on LinkedIn Answers. Of course, I joined to see if it is […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
September 15, 2006

A little PowerShell fun…

I just had to write about this, because it is clear that Windows PowerShell is going to be a critical component of any Windows Admin’s arsenal going forward. […]
September 15, 2006

Busy, busy, very busy…

Yow… I have been crazy busy this week, and next week doesn’t hold the promise of being any less hectic.  And I’m certainly not the only […]
September 25, 2006

What I’m Reading This Month…

I should have mentioned this earlier, because I’ve been reading it for most of the month, but as I mentioned previously, things have been crazy busy for […]
September 25, 2006

Weird Blogging Error…

Every now and then, for reasons that I have yet to pin down, when I make a blog post, it will be available for a few minutes, […]
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, […]
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

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 […]
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 […]
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 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

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

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.   […]