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  • Blog Post: What it is like to work for MCS...

    I got a question asking what it is like to work for Microsoft Consulting Services. This may very well be one of my friends messing with me, but regardless, I thought it might be worth telling some stories now and then. The particular question was about work/life balance. There is no sugar coating here;...
  • Blog Post: Sorry, but I have been busy

    What ends up happening is that I start a new project and get horribly busy and have no time to post. I ended up making a bunch of notes of good things to post, so I have a little backlog of things. Expect a bunch here over the next couple days.
  • Blog Post: Interesting Performance Monitoring Tool - Download on microsoft.com

    I recently found a tool that can help do performance analysis on servers in your environment. This tool gathers the data from the Performance Monitor and does some level of analysis to help diagnose issues. It is especially good at IIS 6.0 and Active Directory. Link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads...
  • Blog Post: Consulting from home...

    I have posted on this Blog recently about life in MCS. This probably holds true for consulting engagements in general. Setting a comfortable travel schedule is really important when you are on the road all the time. On the other hand, this travel schedule would need to be negotiated with the client....
  • Blog Post: It's been a while...

    It seems that I have not been able to find time to post for a while. I am still here. I was starting a new project that was keeping me busy and then we went to our annual Microsoft Global Meeting in Atlanta. Anyway, I have some things queued up, so keep looking. Here is something related to identity...
  • Blog Post: Does anyone know how to get a song out of your head?

    Somehow, I have “Oops I did it again” stuck in my head. If anyone knows how to remove it, please let me know. I had heard that singing “Electric Avenue” by Eddy Grant will remove songs from your head, but that is not currently working.
  • Blog Post: Really cool portable media viewer

    Check this out! Finally a portable media viewer that I can afford! http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5479821
  • Blog Post: You know you have reached king of geekdom if...

    http://www.scottevest.com/v3_store/solar_finetex_shell.shtml There comes a point when you have solar panels and a USB port on your jacket that you might need to chill out and get away for a while.
  • Blog Post: What is Coleco ADAM?

    I got feedback from Brian Senecal that mentioned ADAM also relates to Coleco ADAM, which is a computer / game system from the early 80's. Pretty funny because I never considered that when I posted this. Time for the conspriacy theories to start... Here is a picture : Coleco ADAM seems to still...
  • Blog Post: My privacy policy

    I'd also like to take the time today and post my privacy policy... Any information on this site is not the least bit private. If you post information here that is private, I will likely release to any and all companies so they can send gallons of advertisements to you that you do not want. Of course...
  • Blog Post: Bike ride through the mountains - Complete!

    Below is a trip report from my big ride last Friday (7/8). Overall, the trip was great. Certainly the toughest physical accomplishment of my life. The first 50 miles were basically simple. After that, it was all uphill and extremely steep over the Chestnut and Laurel ridges. The grades here ranged...
  • Blog Post: Good news, my family is visiting this weekend!

    Normally, I travel back and forth each week from my home to my client and back. Drive or fly, it can certainly get old. I barely have time to unpack and I am packing again. This weekend, my wife and kids are coming to see me. Nice change of pace. I am in the DC area, so we are going to see some sights...
  • Blog Post: "Guests are not happy in Zoo Tycoon"

    Yup, that is the title of this most critical KB article. http://support.microsoft.com/?id=838962
  • Blog Post: I'm afraid of Nanotechnology

    Well, maybe not completely afraid- I'm not ready to write a manifesto or anything. The advances in technology are great and I am a big technology fan. I guess I am buying into movies and books too much. Have you read "Prey" by Michael Crighton? This is a really interesting book about nanotechnology gone...
  • Blog Post: William Hung is my hero...

    Scary that I even know who he is, because I do not watch American Idol. This guy ( http://www.williamhung.net ) has built a career on basically nothing. At the same time, I tell my kids all the time how important it is to do something with confidence and not worry about what people will think. Clearly...