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  • 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
  • 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
  • Still waiting for Vista SP1

    It's always something.  On Sunday, I was pretty hyped up about the fact that Service Pack 1 for Vista was very near release, but that has been deflated by the realization that Microsoft is going to hold off on actually making the code available March. Mind you, the code is already finalized, but they're concerned that some devices will ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on February 5, 2008
  • Vista Upgrade Speed Bumps

    In today's lesson, we learn why pre-planning is very important... So, I try to perform the dreaded in-place upgrade of my XP x64 laptop to Vista Ultimate x64, after doing all the nice things like backing everything up, and ensuring that all apps will be suitable, and what have you.  It's a new laptop, so I'm not worried about clutter or ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on March 20, 2007
  • Microsoft and Novell: The Odd Couple

    The tech news is all abuzz about the announcement that Microsoft and Novell are working together on product integration, including integration between Windows and Linux technologies. Several people have already commented that this is a strategic move by Microsoft to combat Oracle's Linux play, and also to somewhat blunt the threat the Linux poses ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 2, 2006
  • SysInternals Site Migration

    Looks like the SysInternals Website is preparing for a Site Migration, having been acquired by Microsoft in mid 2006.  I can only hope that it retains the same level of usefulness that is has provided for a great many years at this point.  This one site has been incredibly instrumental in providing tools and information ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 30, 2006
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