A Career Of T-Shirts

March 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was doing a major clean-out of the darker recesses of our house recently and found many nerd-shirt, most of which were thrown out. They brought back a lot of memories. My first job out of college had me working as a UNIX developer … can you believe that!?!?! The project ended, and some of my [...]

Disable Auto-Playing Video Adverts In Chrome

February 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

I HATE auto-playing video adverts. They’re loud, they interrupt what I do want to watch & listen to, and they are usually inappropriate. And worse: they are appearing EVERYWHERE. I use the Chrome browser for my general stuff (IE for the Microsoft stuff). Thankfully, it’s not too hard to [...]

My Top Articles in 2014

December 22, 2014 // 1 Comment

2014 was a fun year to be a blogger in the Microsoft world. Traffic to my site continued to grow, and eventually I was forced by my web hoster to move to a dedicated virtual machine. I stayed with them for a while before moving to Azure … and that’s when my traffic more than doubled! I don’t [...]

Wrapping Up 2014

December 22, 2014 // 4 Comments

It’s dark outside, it’s raining, there’s Christmas songs on the radio, and there wasn’t much traffic this morning. It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas, and we’re coming to the end of another year. Work at MicroWarehouse Ltd. (not the UK company of the same name) has been [...]

Happy Christmas!

December 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

I realise that today is the last day of work for a lot of you. I’ll be going until Tuesday before I shut down for the holidays … unless something catches my attention. So have a great holiday, whatever you celebrate, and have a happy new year! Please follow and like [...]

Getting An Ultrabook To Boot From USB

November 24, 2014 // 11 Comments

Do you have a new laptop that refuses to boot from USB? You’re failing to get Windows to install from a removable device? Don’t have an RJ45 port to do PXE installs? If so, I think I have a hack for you. This is what I used for my Toshiba KIRAbook when wiping Windows 10 Techniacl Preview to [...]

New Features in Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Hyper-V

November 3, 2014 // 18 Comments

I’m going to do my best (no guarantees – I only have one body and pair of ears/eyes and NDA stuff is hard to track!) to update this page with a listing of each new feature in Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Hyper-V and Hyper-V Server 2016 after they are discussed publicly by Microsoft. The links [...]

TEE14–Designing Scale Out File Servers, Including vNext

October 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

I am live blogging this session. Refresh to see more. Speaker: Claus Joergensen I arrived in 15 minutes late so the start of this is missing. Claus was finishing off a refresh on Storage Spaces. The session so far seems to be aimed at beginners to SOFS – of which there are plenty. I will not take [...]

TEE14–Lessons From Scale

October 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

I am live blogging this so hit refresh to see more Speaker: Mark Russinovich, CTO of Azure Stuff Everyone Knows About Cloud Deployment Automate: necessary to work at scale Scout out instead of scale up. Leverage cheap compute to get capacity and fault tolerance Test in production – devops Deploy [...]
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