The Darkness….

Not that I should have to point this out, but I have not been very active since my screencast posting on FTP(S) about a month ago. If you read my post on June 16th you will get a feel for why. It has been and continues to be a busy time for me. Add in that it is review time, and things are pretty active even though I am not on the road. I am still slowly converting the home network and I am still working on some additional IIS related screencasts. I had a specific request for one on User Isolation which I believe I will get posted by the end of next week.

However, starting Monday, July 21st, I am going to push for a goal of posting at least one post every day for the next year. I have a secondary goal of one screen cast every week. These are my own goals and I am posting about them here because I want to be held accountable for those goals. I would like the 18 people (up from 11 last year!) who read my blog to help keep me accountable.  🙂

It is also a part of my master plan to overtake my buddy Keith Combs. Keith has established himself as a well respected blogger both inside and outside of Microsoft. This is reflected in his hit count. I challenged him last year and told him I would beat him out (I may have even said double his hits) by the end of this fiscal year.

That didn't happen.

But I have to confess that I didn't make a very concerted effort toward beating him out. This year I want to see if I can make it happen.

I have received a lot of email questions in the past few months from people asking about Windows 2008 features or how to diagnose or troubleshoot specific issues. Those requests will be some of what fuels my daily postings. Keep them coming. I also have my own topics I like to post about that will get tossed in as well. I am a big fan of Media Center, ISA (did you know that ISA 2006 SP1 is available?), and SBS. With the new deal with NetFlix announced, I am now more interested in what my Xbox 360 adds to my media mix as well.

Of course there is also all of the social networking stuff. Particularly in the virtual world arena. There are some interesting things to look at regarding places like Second Life and Google's Lively.

For now though I have to take a break and talk to the guy who is going to tell me how much money it is going to cost to fix the underground leak in the swimming pool that I only get to use 2, maybe 3 months out of the year. Depending on the cost I may just have to drain it and buy a skateboard....

Updated - 7/18/2008 -- Corrected my FTP(S) reference (Thanks Alun!)


Comments (2)

  1. Keith Combs says:

    It would be very cool if you actually accomplish those goals.  I would be especially proud if we could drag some more team members into the Top 20 on by doing the same.

    Just so you know, I set a goal as well.  I want to move my number a decimal point.  Should be fun.

  2. Alun Jones says:

    SFTP is not FTPS. You posted about FTPS – FTP over SSL / TLS.

    SFTP is SSH’s file transfer protocol, and apart from the name, it has nothing in common with FTP or FTPS.

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