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  • Random Notes on a Leap Day

    I have a little bit of everything to share today. Professional Networking LinkedIn has performed quite a few upgrades in recent days, and they've upgraded their site quite a bit.   It looks nice, I must say.   I hope this is just the beginning of them implementing some long-awaited changes, such as the ones I compiled last ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on February 29, 2008
  • Letting Go Of Legacy Equipment

    It took me long enough, but I'm finally cleaning out some old boxes of computer parts that I have laying around.  Really old parts in really old boxes. My wife will be very pleased to see this stuff go, finally.  She's been after me to do this for years.   Seriously! Just to give you an idea of what this amazing box ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on January 17, 2008
  • Home Network Virtualization Project, Part 2

    When I wrote part 1 of the home network virtualization project, I didn't realize that I actually had an updated network diagram available. I created it last October, but never posted it -- for reasons which completely escape me right now. I suppose that I was waiting until I actually performed the upgrades at the end year before I would post ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 14, 2007
  • Windows Server 2008

    Lately, I've been so busy with processes and procedures and policies, that I haven't had a chance to play with the upcoming version of Windows Server 2008.  I have had an opportunity to read a number of reports, including the one from eWeek, and it seems that the reports are favorable, especially where the new virtualization features are ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 4, 2007
  • On Being A Technology Change Agent

      As I think about it, the title is probably misleading, because being a Technology Manager with change-agent responsibility is not the same as being a Technology Change Agent. In my particular case, I'm not looking to change the technology, necessarily.  In fact, I'm pretty happy with the basic technology infrastructure, at least in ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on September 12, 2007
  • Can Microsoft Learn from This?

    Some days it seems like Microsoft still has a lot to learn about being a team player on a global stage where customers and regulators are interested in open standards and interoperability. They recently got spanked with both the ISO and the IEC while lobbying to get their OpenXML document format established as a global, open standard.  In ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on September 6, 2007
  • What I Need From LinkedIn

    As I wrote way back in May 2007 concerning LinkedIn, it is an awesome tool that greatly facilitates Professional Networking.  The LinkedIn Answers feature, for instance, is a very nice way to find people who you might be interested in connecting with, either because they helped you or because you could provide some assistance for ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on September 3, 2007
  • Community Server Update is on the Horizon...

    Service Pack 3 for Community Server 2007 is on the horizon, considering that a beta for SP3 was recently made available by the folks at Telligent.  I'm glad that I checked, because I was planning to update my site to CS2007 SP2 this holiday weekend, but I remembered that I have previously been surprised by updates on occasions such as ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on September 2, 2007
  • 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
  • The Bogus Quest for Productivity

    I've been falling behind on my Harvard Business Review reading, in recent months, but I finally made some time to catch up on the July/August issue, and came across an awesome opinion article entitled, ''Productivity Is Killing American Enterprise'' by Henry Mintzberg. You can find the article here, or an extended version of it on Henry ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on July 31, 2007
  • Needless Vendor Bashing -- by Vendors

    In today's story of immense irony, we find a vendor taking time to bash another vendor for a security flaw, only to have diligent 3rd parties point out that the flaw exists for the bashing vendor as well. What a waste of time.  If folks would focus more on the issues they need to address, and less on showmanship and one-up-manship, they ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on July 24, 2007
  • Can it be? Public Folder Replication Working?

    Perhaps, just perhaps, I might have gotten my Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007 public folder replication woes resolved. The appropriate routing queue is finally going down, but I have to ensure that it's not a matter of messages simply expiring from the queue.  If it turns out to have worked, it will be in large part because of this ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on May 31, 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
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