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  • I’m Tired of Registration Walls

    Note to the heads of sales, marketing, and web site development: I’m tired of your registration walls (regwalls), and will no longer be supporting them. I realize that you want to know who is looking at the materials you are producing, that you are trying to measure the ROI of your promotional endeavors, and that you are seeking for any and ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on June 20, 2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • Why Businesses Standardize on Technology

    I experienced a wide range of emotions as I read this allegedly tech savvy article in the Wall Street Journal, written by someone who is deemed a journalist for reasons which clearly have no basis in reality.  Mostly, I was surprised, because this is not the caliber of information that I expect from a publication such as the Wall Street ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 23, 2009
  • It’s All Just Hype Until It Actually Ships

    As a technologist, I am always on the lookout for new and exciting products, solutions and discoveries which will be coming to a store near me at some point in the future.  Whenever possible, I look to jump on the beta bandwagon and preview or test drive up-and-coming technology solutions.  Not only is it fun in and of itself, but it ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on July 20, 2009
  • ASPnix is an utterly worthless web host...

    I don't say this too often, but words cannot express how worthless they are.   If I were to summarize the ways in which they failed to provide useful service, I could take all month.  In short, they were lacking in a number of areas, including: Poor customer service Unstable systems Utter lack of communication (95% of the time) ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on August 30, 2007
  • Lots of changes coming...

    It's been a long time coming, but I finally got rid of my previous hosting company.  Their sins are too numerous to mention in this post, but rest assured, I will address them in the next couple weeks. I also need to upgrade my site to Community Server 2007, which I have not had time to do in recent months.  Part of the reason is that ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on August 24, 2007
  • Good Ol' Microsoft Fun with Exchange 2007

    So, I sort of completed the migration to Exchange 2007 that I had decided to do this weekend.  Sort of. The mailbox moves were flawless.  Total time for this part of the migration was about 15 minutes, with my mailbox being the longest at 6 minutes.  Unfortunately for me, that was just the tip of the iceberg.  I have a ton of ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on May 29, 2007
  • Reflection Time

    This week is a period of transition for me.  I'm in the midst of a brief transition between employers, and also some lengthier transitions on the home network. (I really need to shore up some aspects of my home network, and provide a new network diagram.  And I have to finish up some loose ends with technology migrations that I began ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on May 25, 2007
  • Misplaced Social Commentary

    I'm trying to decide whether this title is more reflective of this post in particular, or the subject matter itself...  Over the years, while participating in various technology forums, mailing lists and newsgroups, I have observed a frequent and disturbing phenomenon.  It generally occurs when someone makes a request for information ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on January 31, 2007
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