Job posting on a technical mailing list I’m subscribed to… WANTED: Spare-time, moonlighting Systems Administrator with a Remote Access capability, to operate a Win XP mail server on a commission bases. Really, using Windows XP as a mail server? Smells like SPAM…or worse.Read More No good could come of this…
I’ve tried AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition, avast! Home Edition, and now Microsoft Security Essentials in order to avoid paying high prices to McAfee and Norton for products that have caused more problems than they solved for myself, my friends, and family. I’ve only been running Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) for a few days now, but […]Read More Microsoft Security Essentials vs. The Other Free AV Guys
Moving MS SQL Server databases from one server to another tonight. Nothing like working into the late hours to screw up. Removed old DB server from domain. Joined new one. Realized I forgot to get some data off the old server. Old server is removed from domain so only local administrator password will let me […]Read More To the rescue!
I have a Windows Mobile Phone. I’m not exactly a fan. I really tried to find useful things to do with this device beyond the obvious check email, SMS, etc., but I can only use my device so long before I’m overcome with an urge to throw it across the room or drop it in […]Read More 30 Things to do with a Windows Mobile Device
This is for my friends and family in hopes that you read it and take action before you have the “Oh crap my computer won’t boot now what?” scenario. I’ve worked in Information Technology for 10 years now. Trust me, if you use a computer, some day you will find yourself in this scenario. Your […]Read More How much is the data on YOUR computer’s hard drive worth?
I finally took the plunge and upgraded my work laptop to Windows Vista. I opted for Windows Vista Business 64-bit when I ordered this laptop, tried it, and promptly downgraded to Windows XP 32-bit. Now 8 months and some change later, I’m back to Vista 64. Day one was mostly install and patch patch patch, […]Read More Windows Vista – Day 1