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 been fascinating. I still think that it’s ridiculously slow for some things.. and just don’t […]

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 can easily minimize those applications to the task bar. KILLER FEATURE. I was enthusiastic about […]

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 offline, it gives some warning like ‘unknown’ with a yellow warning triangle.. And I just […]

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 SOME random software.. underneath the ‘Download Now’ link, it clearly said ‘Click on one of […]

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 events and a simple batch script, you can easily add the ability to have Visual […]

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 profiling services.  Of today’s CLR languages, C# is the most widely used for complex, professional […]

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 goes way farther than just a decision based on boxes checked off on a spec […]

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 that largely look alike but vary wildly under the hood. Microsoft has spent the last […]