Monthly Archives: April 2014

How SHOULD I do Linux/BSD Systems Management?

I’m still looking for some of these answers.. but at least I’m on the journey. How SHOULD I distribute a SSH command to 20 different linux servers? So I’ve been playing around with Hadoop the past couple of months, it’s … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2012 R2 Update – enables METRO IE?

I swear, I was SHOCKED to find this.. but I swear, installing the ‘Window Server 2012 R2 Update’ was a really exciting thing for me.  I was excited to get the new controls on top of Metro apps.. where you … Continue reading

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Problem with Tiered Storage / Storage Space. Gets disconnected every reboot. Need to attach manually.

I have a new Windows 2012 R2 Storage Space.. tiered storage.. Just two drives.. 2tb SATA and 40gb SSD. It literally gets disconnected every time I reboot my server. Every single time. 10 times in a row- this array goes … Continue reading

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Idera.com Website – nothing but errors.

I generally detest 3rd party software. I generally detest websites with broken links. But getting BOTH features in one quick trip to http://www.idera.com – COME ON PEOPLE! #1) under the products menu, choose SQL Traffic Accelerator – 404 #2) Downloaded … Continue reading

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How to Automatically Create Build Backups in Visual Studio

If you are a one man development team, you probably don’t really have the need for a full blown version control system, yet creating source code backups for each released version is undoubtedly important. By leveraging the power of post-build … Continue reading

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Hyper-V Gaining Share Against VMware

IDC noted that VMware continues to dominate the market in terms of market share with 56.8% – but that is down from 65.4% in 2008.   What’s particularly interesting to me is that we’re seeing an even faster ramp for Hyper-V … Continue reading

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Top 10 Mistakes that C# Programmers Make

About C# C# is one of several languages that target the Microsoft Common Language Runtime (CLR). Languages that target the CLR benefit from features such as cross-language integration and exception handling, enhanced security, a simplified model for component interaction, and debugging and … Continue reading

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From Google Apps to Office 365: Why my company ditched Google

You’re probably expecting me to write a scathing exposé on how I’ve come to dislike Google Apps. That’s quite far from the truth behind why we left Google. There is a lot more to the story than meets the eye. It … Continue reading

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Bring back Classic Visual Basic

The vote for Microsoft to bring back an updated version of VB6 is now #5 (out of over 8000) on the Microsoft VisualStudio UserVoice site “Bring back Classic Visual Basic, an improved version of VB6” http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/50-years-basic-celebrating-resilient-programming-language

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Microsoft's Universal Windows App Store Is Huge For Developers—And Consumers

Windows is now truly one operating system, whether you’re on a smartphone, tablet or PC. Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 8 RT and Window 8.1—that is, the phone, tablet (sort of) and PC flavors of Windows—are no longer distinct operating systems … Continue reading

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