Ad Nauseam - ramblings of a technologist

I've been with Microsoft, as a technologist, for over 10 years. Occasionally, I stumble across a nugget that I think others will find interesting. I put those nuggets here.

October, 2007

  • hmmm

    I just spent 30 minutes chatting with a well known security personality at Microsoft about various security things. I noticed he had a laptop sticker like this: He couldn't tell me anything about it though. All will be revealed soon.
  • Headline: Microsoft Security Report Says New OSs Are More Secure Than Old Ones, Also, Smoking May Be Hazardous To Your Health

    Apparently we release a report twice a year on the status of computer security : vulnerabilities, malware, spyware, etc. The report for the first half of this year was just released. I only read the findings summary but found a couple items in it interesting...
  • Read-Only Domain Controllers

    Once upon a time when I was a Security TS, there’s an apocryphal story I used to share with customers about Russian bank robbers that weren’t just stealing money from bank branches, they were taking the servers from the branch, which they would then take...
  • Restartable Active Directory in Windows Server 2008

    Neil is a brilliant manager. He also has a rapier wit and keen sense of style. A couple of times recently he has mentioned in passing that my blog has been lacking in technical posts lately. Hint taken, boss. Sometimes, you have to take a Domain Controller...
  • Nap! 9! Nap! 9!

    As I have been known to do from time to time, I recently published a new interview on Channel9 . This one is with two brilliant guys that work with Network Access Protection. Check out the video here . I'm always on the lookout for interesting people...
  • Teacher Appreciation Day

    Today is internationally recognized as Teacher Appreciation Day . There are a few teachers that stand out as having a huge impact on me that I wanted to specifically call out: My fourth grade teacher, Ms. Doxey. She was a strict, no nonsense teacher...
  • little known fact: In the Netherlands, silver is the only permitted vehicle color

    Daniel and Tony are a couple of the colorful personalities in the worldwide Evangelist/Advisor community. They're doing the Virtual IT Forum this year, and put together a slick video getting ready for it. check it out! Speaking of IT Forum - I'll be attending...