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Awarded 2015 Microsoft MVP for Directory Services

by @ Thursday, October 1st, 2015. Filed under general

  I tricked Microsoft again… I have been awarded the Microsoft MVP award for Windows Server Directory Services for 2015. Every year starting in and since 2001 now. Doesn’t much matter at work though. I still have people who have never even logged into a production Domain Controller who feel their opinion has the same […]

Slide Deck from DEC 2008 Dean and joe Show

by @ Saturday, September 5th, 2015. Filed under tech

This slide deck was previously available on From the Directory Experts Conference in 2008. Rating 3.00 out of 5

About Damn Time Microsoft – Split Brain DNS on Windows Server DNS

by @ Tuesday, September 1st, 2015. Filed under tech

  Suppose the career website of is hosted at . The site has two versions, one for the internal users where internal job postings are available and is available on a local IP The public version of the same site is available on public IP In absence of DNS policies, the […]

Great deal on Electric Tankless Water Heater

by @ Thursday, August 20th, 2015. Filed under alternatives

I had a tankless water heater in my old house and I have missed it considerably. The daily deal (next 14 hours) at Amazon happened to pop up with a tankless I have been looking at at Home Depot for about $240 less than Home Depot so is only $360 right now so I jumped […]

40% Off Selected LifeStraw Products Amazon Daily Deal

by @ Friday, July 24th, 2015. Filed under general

This is very cool stuff. Out hiking and need water but afraid to drink from local sources? Get the lifestraw water bottle and fill it and drink with confidence. Going to a country where you aren’t sure about the water supply (hello my friends going on vacations to exotic places or traveling to those low […]

Local Admin GUIs On a Server Are Poison

by @ Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015. Filed under tech

  "Local Admin GUIs on a server are poison. It’s like heroin, you know your first shot oh so nice and then all of a sudden your life is ruined and you end up dead."   – Jeffrey Snover… Trying to keep people from dying from local admin GUI poison since 2001. […]

AMAZON PRIME DAY, amazing deals all day! Better than Black Friday

by @ Wednesday, July 15th, 2015. Filed under general Rating 3.00 out of 5

Amazon Fire Phone on Sale…

by @ Wednesday, July 8th, 2015. Filed under general, tech

32GB Amazon Fire Phone is on sale for $159.00 and includes free 1 year Prime Membership (value $99.00) so you are getting the phone for $60. That is worth ordering just for a camera/music player.   If you already have Prime, your current subscription will be renewed for an additional year. What if I’m […]

The simplest most elegant solutions are the most sexy…

by @ Thursday, June 25th, 2015. Filed under general

The simplest most elegant solutions are the most sexy. Those are the ones that have real life down the road. I am far more impressed and joyful at simple solutions than complex ones stacked up with all sorts of various interconnections. In the end, don’t build the Titanic when a paddle boat will do.    […]

IT is easy…

by @ Monday, June 1st, 2015. Filed under humour

IT is easy. It’s like riding a bike. Except the bike is on fire. And the ground is on fire. And everything is on fire Because you’re in hell. Rating 4.50 out of 5

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