James O'Neill's blog

Windows Platform, Virtualization and PowerShell with a little Photography for good measure.

October, 2010

  • An unexpected call from a help desk? Hang up.

    My phone rang: it was my dad. Father/son combinations don’t ring to chat like mother/daughter ones do, and Dad had been having computer problems. Specifically, Excel had been crashing but managing to recover his work. Each time it had offered to send...
  • Thinking about the cloud (part 1).

    I was telling someone recently that before I joined Microsoft I spent the late 1990s running a small training company. The number of employees varied, averaging out at a dozen or so. I delivered training, did the business management, helped the win over...