Thinking about IPv6

Here it is the first of a set of entries that will probably move my neglected blog to another level.  I have been seriously considering IPv6.  I have also been considering making a short educational yet fun segment about IPv6.  It seems there is not a glut of information on IPv6 out there.  Pictures of…

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Free SQL 2005 Software

Well the time is fast approaching for the launch of SQL 2005.  November 7th in San Francisco will mark the official release of SQL 2005.  Following this event the local districts will also host launch events in various cities around the country.  In addition the TechNet events team will host a series of “Best of…

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  Windows 2003 R2     Windows Server 2003 R2 is available for download as a 180 day trial.  The Update to Windows Server 2003 SP1 offers increased capabilities in branch office deployments, Identity and Access Management, a new and improved Distributed File System, and the anxiously awaited Active Directory Federation Services.  I would recommend Using the…

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A New Microsoft Office

The wait is finally over.  Microsoft will let us in on a peak a the new version of Office.  I would reccomend reading teh FAQ’s on the linked page.  I was particularly interested in the fact that the new version of office will have a new look and feel.  See the link below.  http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/uioverview.mspx  “The result of these…

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MBSA 2.0

So you know I have strong opinions about hackers.  Anyone know the difference between a great hacker and a great Network Administrator?  A paycheck! The truth is that in order to be a good network admin you need the skills to know and understand the potential threats and vectors of infection and the smarts to…

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Zotob.A

You have to admire the speed and agility of the hacking community.  On August 9, 2005 Microsoft announced the release of Security bulletin MS05-039 to fix a Plug and Play vulnerability in the Windows Operating System.  A mere 5 days later Zotob.A was spotted in public looking for the vulnerability to exploit.  5 days.  Come…

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Fear Factor Friday

  Fear is definitely a factor for me!   How about you?  I am not talking about the kind of fear that is portrayed on Fear Factory on television 5 nights a week.  Let me run that show, I’ll give you fear.  Eating bugs, jumping cars, and trying to balance on dangerous contraptions is a description…

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Whats in a Name?

2500 years ago the Greek poet Pindar wrote   “Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides.”   I have always loved the power of words.  The right words carefully chosen and skillfully delivered at the right place, at the right time, and in the right way can attain immortality. “I have a…

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SQL 2005 Database Mirroring

SQL 2005 Database Mirroring               At heart I am a real geek.  I love to find out what is going on in the world of emerging technology.  Hours and hours can slip away without notice while I am immersed in the wonders of the way software works.  (Or sometimes doesn’t work)  I have been…

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Saving the Planet!

          Always respect the dreams of children.  They will inevitably grow!   A long time ago I was a kid with a dream.  I really wanted to make a difference in this world.  I was going to cure cancer, or discover a new energy source, or spend my life in researching other noble pursuits.  I…

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