January, 2009

  • Resources for IT Managers

    I think the IT Manager has one of the most challenging jobs in the IT world.  He or she has to know how the technology works at the nuts and bolts level and at the same time understand its implications from a business viewpoint.  They have to...
  • The Endless Help Loop of Death

    I spent some time today surfing around the Windows Server 2008 R2 site.  After I had been on the site for a few minutes I was surprised to see a pop up on the desktop offering a chat with a person from Microsoft who might answer some questions I...
  • Fly Fishing in Winter

    One of my hobbies is fly fishing.  I do it year round.  Recently I have been asked what it is like to fish in the winter.  I took along my HD camera and shot some footage.  I used Expression  Encoder 2 SP1 to do the encoding and...
  • Trucks and Technology

      I have been a Ford Fan for as long as I can remember.  I sold my 1988 Ford F-150 Lariat to get the money for the down payment on my first house.  I have camped, hunted, fished, 4 wheeled, dated, eaten, slept in, and worked from a F-150...
  • Virtualization Webcast Series

    As you are all well aware one of the hottest topics in the IT world is virtualization.  So what's the big deal?  Why virtualize my workloads?  How do I learn more about what the options are for virtualization?  These and other questions...
  • The Next Windows (and how you can get them.)

    Last week Steve Ballmer announced the availability of Windows 7 beta 1 to the general public.  There seems to be a very large level of public interest in Windows 7, and I would imagine that we will see a significant level of public testing with Beta...