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    The sun is shining here in the Seattle area today, and for some reason, it got me thinking about disaster recovery. I guess I'm weird that way, but then I have dreams about command lines from time to time. Anyway, thinking about how to recover from a major disaster and getting that documented into...
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    ars technica has a short article about installing the Windows 7 beta on a Mac . It's worth a look if you support multiple platforms. Chris FIN
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  • Blog Post: TechEd Redux

    What a week! It’s always great to be able to get out and talk with you folks face-to-face to get raw, unedited input, and TechEd IT Pro was no exception. :-) I spoke with close to 40 people while I was in the booth, and a few others on the show floor, at parties and on the shuttle bus. Thank you...
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    In a few months, it will have been fifteen years since I set up my first web server on a spare Mac II at www.hsas.washington.edu using Mac httpd . (You can check Netcraft to see what it's running today.) The genesis of that box was frustration. Frustration that the job I was doing at the time had...