The Cobbler’s Children have now shoes

When I was younger, I heard a phrase “The cobbler’s children have no shoes” and similar things which implied that frequently, people within a particular industry are less likely to want to utilize their skills as home when they’re not working.    I was reminded of this a few weeks ago while I was on vacation.  …

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What is 2002:836b:0F1E::836b:0F1E and why am I seeing it?

(NOTE: IP Addresses changed to protect the innocent) I was onsite with a customer recently who asked me a question: “What is 2002:836b:0F1E::836b:0F1E and why am I seeing it?” I explained that this is a 6to4 address and is automatically assigned to the client because they use a globally routable IPv4 range for their IPv4…

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Clean up your own virus ridden PC

As someone who works with computers, I’m often getting calls from my family and friends asking me to clean viruses off of their computers.    Generally, they’ve avoided my earlier encouragement to install Microsoft Security Essentials and now they find themselves dealing with computers that are not behaving as they should (they also ignore my other…

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Follow-up my IPv6 post

As a follow-up to my earlier post about leaving IPv6 enabled in the OS and bound to the NICs, I wanted to share some additional resources from my IE bookmarks: Arguments against disabling IPv6 http://blogs.technet.com/b/netro/archive/2010/11/24/arguments-against-disabling-ipv6.aspx How will it affect your business if you do not embrace IPv6? http://blogs.technet.com/b/erenturk/archive/2010/11/17/how-will-it-affect-your-business-if-you-do-not-embrace-ipv6.aspx IPocalypse Now http://blogs.technet.com/b/canitpro/archive/2011/01/31/ipocalypse-now.aspx IPv6 Forums http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ipv6/threads US…

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Why you should leave IPv6 alone

A common paradigm in the technology field is, “If you’re not using it, uninstall or disable it.”   While that can be an excellent way to reduce the surface area of a system by removing components that you don’t need and may never use, there are going to be times when that paradigm doesn’t turn out…

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Ceton InfiniTV 4 + Windows 7 = Media Center Goodness!!!!!

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a few weeks, but only now have finally gotten around to it.    I should start with some history of my experiences with Windows Media Center.   My first Media Center PC was home-built using Windows Media Center Edition 2004 using a Dell desktop computer and a Hauppauge analog…

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So Cool…Windows Intune

This week I’m attending the TechReady conference.   For those of you who have never heard of TechReady (which is probably 99.999+% of you), it is an internal version of the Microsoft TechEd conference. Here on Day 1 I’ve seen some interesting things about Windows Phone 7, and I think I’ve found my next favorite thing…Windows…

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It Snows Up North

I seem to have a habit of alternating between technical and non-technical posts, and this seems to be little different.   I was scheduled to fly up to Anchorage Alaska on Sunday to visit a customer.   Last Friday I was talking to one of my teammates who was onsite with the same customer 3-weeks ago and…

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Moving in to a new laptop – Windows 7 x64 Goodness

One of the great things about the Premier Field Engineering group at Microsoft is that we have a fairly aggressive hardware refresh cycle for our engineers in the US.   To keep us with a solid experience as road warriors, our laptops are refreshed approximately every 2-years.   When luck is on our side, we can even…

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