November 2006

Two Months In

November 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

My blog has now been running for just over two months.  I’ve been monitoring the stats and I’ve got to say "thank you" to everyone who’s reading.  I’m amazed by how many RSS subscribers there are and by how many document downloads I’ve had over the two [...]

Ramsay’s IT Nightmares

November 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

I’ve just been watching "Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares" and it brought me back to some conversations I used to have with a former workmate about the show. Myself and my buddy, GB, used to reckon everything that Gordon Ramsay said in his show applied not only to running a [...]

I’m in Print!

November 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

If you turn to page 42 on this month’s issue of Windows IT Pro, you’ll find yours truly quoted in print.  A while back, one of the guys from there, Jason Bovberg, started a thread on MR&D to do some research for this issue of the magazine.  He asked about our experiences in the [...]

Minasi Group Meeting

November 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

Members of the MR&D Forum will be meeting up for our second annual meeting in May 2007 in Virginia Beach.  The first event which was held earlier this year was a huge success.  We learned loads from each other, got to know each other a bit better and consumed lots of fine food and alcohol.  [...]

Network Monitor 3.0

November 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

Credit goes to Paul Williams for this one.   Microsoft has released version 3.0 of Network Monitor.  They’ve chosen to maintain the distribution of the free product on Connect because they like the feedback they’ve been getting.  I haven’t had a look at it yet (there are way [...]

Powershell Information Sources

November 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

I just started reading a little about Powershell syntax yesterday.  It’s different, especially for someone like me who grew up with PASCAL, COBOL, C, C++ and lately has been using VBS.  Anyone who’s been doing VBS scripting will know that a "simple" task can require lots of [...]

XP x64 to Vista x64 Upgrade?

November 29, 2006 // 0 Comments

The PC I use at home for my lab work runs Windows XP x64.  I went 64 bit so I could run x64 VM’s in WMware.  This was done so I could run Exchange 2007 and any other x64 software that comes out.  I’ve been wanting to upgrade to Vista since it went RTM and finally found some time last [...]

Delete Old Files

November 29, 2006 // 0 Comments

I’ve been working with Brightstor 11.5 SP2 Disk Staging Option lately.  We’ve configured it to purge old staging data according to a policy.  Unforunately, we’ve found that it only automatically purges data if the associated backup ran perfectly.  Of course, being a CA product, [...]

Availability

November 29, 2006 // 0 Comments

My current contract ends on December 29th and I’ll be available for new contracting roles in January.  Give me a shout on website <at> highwaycsl.com if you’re interested in bringing me in.  You’ll find my CV/resume on my personal website.   If you’ve got serious [...]
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