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  • What Are You Looking At?

    2 Corinthians 3:18 KJV But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. No matter who you are, no matter how strong you are, it is ultimately true that you become what you meditate upon the most.  Similar ...
    Posted to Studying the Word of God (Weblog) by ASB on December 31, 2010
  • The Dangers of Consolidation

    It has been said that technology in general, and automation in particular, simply make it easier for humans to propagate errors much faster than they could otherwise do so. This morning, I awoke to find that none of my scripts – on any of my machines – had executed overnight.  Hmmmm?!? Initially, I only thought that it was two scripts that ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on December 8, 2010
  • Fun with Verizon Customer Service

    Or, Getting Rid of FiOS TV, Part 1. Today, we officially began our project to lower needless expenses, of which the TV subscription service is one of the largest.  As a technology profession, I need a fast and solid internet connection.  This is especially important as my children are back on the home school program, and get their daily ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 9, 2010
  • Passing the Firewall Torch

    I’ve had a Netscreen firewall handling my internet connection at home for almost a full decade now.  I first got my hands on a Netscreen 5 back in Feb of 2001, and it was amazing that you could get that much flexibility in such a tiny device for a reasonable price.  I quickly setup all sorts of rules and filtering that was light years ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 31, 2010
  • It’s The Little Things That Get You Every Time…

    Even on the smallest of networks, the failure to pay attention to every detail can make a routine upgrade or migration far more complicated than it needs to be. This year, I’ve had an above average number of mail server related incidents, but in many cases I made things worse by overlooking something small. For instance, there were at least 3 ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on September 23, 2010
  • The Fun Summer of 2010 – Overview

    Things have been good and busy this year for me.  Overall, I can’t complain.  :) Since June, I’ve been busy with a new corporate challenge, and it has been fun, exciting and already rewarding. Also, this year, I’ve had the privilege of working with the good folks at Focus.com on a number of intriguing projects.  In many ways, ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on August 31, 2010
  • Making Business Sense

    Long ago, in days or yore, it was common to complain that most information technology leaders and staff were too focused on deploying cool technology just for the sake of technology rather than ensuring that there was valid business justification for what they evaluated and implemented.  CIOs and IT leaders were told to learn the language of ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on May 6, 2010
  • Apple vs Adobe = Pot vs Kettle

    It is quite amusing to see Apple and Steve Jobs go out of their way to lambast Adobe about the “closed” platform of Flash, and to suggest that it is buggy, insecure and obsolete. Flash is definitely buggy.  Or, more precisely, there are many buggy Flash-based apps out there.  Nothing kills browsers better than buggy flash ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on April 30, 2010
  • The InfoSec Perspective for April 2010

    It has been a busy month or so for information security.  Apple has patched a vulnerability that was showcased in a recent hacking contest, Microsoft has released a major set of fixes in its most recently Patch Tuesday, and and Oracle (which now owns Sun) has not yet committed to patching a Java vulnerability on Windows that has been ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on April 15, 2010
  • Expanding Your Reach with Good Technology Partners

    I recently read an opinion piece on ComputerWorld about the post-Cloud IT landscape, and it I had a couple thoughts: The author makes a good point that little mention is made of what the world will look like when cloud is the norm… We (both business and technology folks) spend a lot of time focusing on the flavor of the day, and not ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on April 13, 2010
  • Random Musings for March 2010

    So, we’ve made it through the first quarter of 2010.  What, exactly, do we have to show for it?  Lots – depending on your point of view, of course.   Automobile Adventures… It’s been an interesting year for sure!  Just this month, my car spent several days stranded at a Park & Ride in Wayne, NJ because of flooding.  Thankfully, the flood ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on March 31, 2010
  • Home Network Overhaul 2010 – Conclusion

    This is the sixth part in a series of articles tracking the implementation of virtualization on my home network.  Planning for the project originally started at the end of 2007, with some equipment purchased in early 2008, but the bulk of the work was completed in the past 2 months. For those interested in seeing how this all played out over ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on February 22, 2010
  • Home Network Overhaul 2010 – Part 2

    It has been a very productive year so far, as it pertains to my ongoing Home Network Re-Engineering Project.  In fact, the past few days have been especially productive. I was finally able to fix the hardware problem that prevented my old domain controller from booting, and since the boys’ old Windows XP machine began to fail (spontaneous ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on February 9, 2010
  • Home Network Overhaul 2010

    For the first time in over a decade, my home network saw no major improvements for almost 2 years. Let’s just say that the past few years have been interesting…  From March 2008 until December 2009, several major undertakings that I had planned for my networking environment were put on hold.  Additionally, I suffered a few hardware ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on January 11, 2010
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