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I am not risk adverse…

by @ 6:51 pm. Filed under quotes

I am not risk adverse, I am risk responsible. I am in a unique position that gives me visibility, awareness, understanding, and experience that exceed the norm. Or to put it in more colloquial terms… If you see me running, try to keep up.

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Rely on smart people…

by @ 3:52 pm. Filed under quotes

This could be as applicable for internal IT for a company as for a Service Company that supplies IT Services.

“IMO, we wrongfully assume that our customers will think about their work loss and possible downtime and what that will cost them when it occurs when thinking about TCO and they mostly don’t do that from what I have seen. We rely on smart people on our side to a) be aware of the real issues and b) try to warn customers of the issues and then rely on smart people on their side to a) be aware enough to take the warnings and b) smart enough to not believe any kind of hype that *anyone* can run everything perfectly without outages as it isn’t realistically possible to do so and c) have a voice that is powerful enough to go against the $$$ numbers screaming to do it in a different way. We should align what we charge to what we prefer to support such that our preferred solutions that give us the best long term repeatable and supportable results with the customer are the least costly so the customer will willingly and purposely choose those same solutions.”

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Little Generation Y humour…

by @ 6:47 pm. Filed under humour


People born before 1946 are called –
The Greatest Generation.

People born between 1946 and 1964 are called –
The Baby Boomers


People born between 1965 and 1979 are called –
Generation X.

And people born between 1980 and 2010 are called –
Generation Y.

Why do we call the last group -Generation Y ?
Y should I get a job?
Y should I leave home and find my own place?
Y should I get a car when I can borrow yours?
Y should I clean my room?
Y should I wash and iron my own clothes?
Y should I buy any food?
But perhaps a cartoonist explained
it most eloquently below…


Just thought you might want to know "Y"
Now share and inform someone else,
they may not know.

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Princess Bride Blu-Ray on sale $5.99

by @ 3:03 pm. Filed under general

Princess Bride 25th Anniversary BLU-RAY on sale for $5.99 on Amazon… Too good of a deal to not share… NOT AN APRIL FOOL’S DAY JOKE EITHER!



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So you want to see some Microsoft OS Source Code???

by @ 9:43 pm. Filed under general

Blast from the past as Microsoft releases MS-DOS and Word for Windows source code

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Fixing replication just to break it so I can fix it…

by @ 12:09 pm. Filed under general

I dislike when I start up one of my AD Lab Forests with the intention of breaking replication to fix it only to find that replication is already broken but not in the way I need it broken so I have to fix it, then break it again. :)

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C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners

by @ 7:35 am. Filed under general

C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners

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Don’t attribute…

by @ 7:08 am. Filed under quotes

Don’t attribute to genius that which can be adequately explained by stupidity or laziness.

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Got cold feet? Buy these boots!

by @ 7:46 pm. Filed under general

This isn’t a hack. I just wanted to post a link to some boots I bought last month because of this hellaciously cold winter was making my feet freeze solid when I was outside. They are the lightest boots I have had since I had moonboots as a kid too. My feet are no longer getting cold.


Cool ass boots!




Rating 4.00 out of 5


Reactivation Code for next logon

by @ 2:37 am. Filed under general

So one of my friends, Hunter, contacted me and let me know that the blog had been defaced. Basically a bunch of links were inserted into the SQL table that contained the links. I was able to quickly clean them up and then scanned through everything else looking for other problems. I didn’t find any and in particular I found no changes to the configuration information in the database NOR in any of the PHP code. I did, however, notice that there were some tens of thousands of userids defined and while I would like to think I have that kind of following looking at the IDs and emails addresses it appears that large numbers of them are/were bogus. It looks like they used some sort of vulnerability in the trackback functionality to insert data into the links table. I believe I have blocked that.

I have also implemented several spam/hacker type blocks on the blog. One of them is a new user activation scheme so that when users create a new account they will be mailed an activation code and will have to enter it the FIRST time they log on.

Further, I forced every account to be deactivated so EVERYONE that logs on the next time will need to enter a reactivation code. That code is simply a single specific word all in lower case… And that word is "reactivate" without the quotes. So you will type that exact word out for the activation code. Got it? :)

In a few months I will go through and purge the database of every ID that wasn’t reactivated. 

If this is an inconvenience I apologize for that but I felt it was necessary enough to force the inconvenience.



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