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April 2007 - Posts

The VitaMix Craze
I've been meaning to write about this for a couple of months, but I've been sidetracked a number of times. We bought a VitaMix Super 5000 -- finally -- which we've been using to make shakes, smoothies and ice cream. And juice. BTW, if you've never used Read More...
Vista Sales Better Than Expected
Or, more precisely, better than many analysts expected . The analysts always seem to initially expect that the new OS will sell wildly better than the current OS, and then when Microsoft provides any guidance to suggest caution, they downgrade their expectations Read More...
It's CommunityServer Time, Once Again...
It's been quite some time since I've posted about CommunityServer, mostly because I've been busy working on a variety of different projects. Now that CommunityServer 2007 (CS2007) has been officially released , it's time for me to get back on that bandwagon Read More...
Making the move to 64-bit Vista -- Finally!
Yeah, yeah, it took me long enough. What can I say? I finally bit the bullet and installed Vista Ultimate x64 Edition on my laptop. As I mentioned last month, my Vista upgrade path was not as smooth as I had hoped , since I was going to be forced to perform Read More...
Don't Drop the Ball on Security
On a number of fronts, April 2007 is turning out to be a very interesting month for me. For this particular post, we'll just touch on Information Security again. A recent report from MessageLabs indicates very clearly that targeted security attacks are Read More...
The Microsoft Dilemma
The issue I speak of relates to how many changes and new features should go into a new release of their software product. If Microsoft adds lots of new functionality, then customers and analysts conclude that the likelihood of bugs within the new code Read More...
Revenge of the Worms?
It's been a while since we've had a massive worm outbreak, but the potential for such an occurrence has increased significantly over the weekend with word that a wormable exploit has been made available for the recent animated cursor vulnerability in Read More...