Everyone Hates Layovers, But Here’s Something To Do If You’re Stuck at the Atlanta Airport

Zimbabwe – A Tradition in Stone If you fly in the United States, you’ve probably had to go through a hub airport at some point  and spend a few boring hours waiting for your connecting flight out.  There is only so much bookstore browsing, coffee drinking and fast-food eating you can do when you get…


Indian Restaurant: Shahi Kitchen – Richmond, VA

On the road this week in Reston, VA (suburban Washington DC) and Richmond, VA.  I’m in Richmond tonight and wanted Indian for dinner.  I did a quick Live search to find something close to my hotel.  Found a few within a couple of miles but the one that seemed to be getting the best reviews…

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How would you like to live in a shipping container?

Here’s a strange article I came across.  You know those shipping containers that come from China with all the stuff we buy?  OK, maybe not just China, that’s just a dig because 95% of what I buy now is made in China J.   Even some of the food I’m buying is from China, but I…

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Windows Home Server: 120 day trial version

Servers have been around in the office forever.  Many of us in the IT industry have our own home networks, either for learning or for actually running web and mail servers (yes fellow team members, you know who I’m talking about J).  But for everyone else, does a server in the home make sense?  Why…


Is someone stealing your Internet access?

I did a post at the beginning of the month called Home wireless networks: Why is everyone still only using WEP?  I suggested if you hadn’t done it already, you should secure your wireless network.  I also suggested that if you were already secure using WEP, to update that to WPA…it’s better.  Since then I’ve…

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Indian Restaurant in Jacksonville, FL: Cilantro

I’m in Florida for a TechNet event tomorrow at the Wyndham Hotel in Jacksonville.  Tonight JJ, TS2 presenter, and I went to an Indian restaurant called Cilantro.  We had originally intended to go to one called Shalimar, but it appears its been closed down.  I asked the guy at front desk if there was an…


Texas Weather? Ugh… try Georgia

                        In response to Keith’s post about Texas weather,  here’s what a perfect weather day is…..ooh….no clouds… no rain… and its only going to 89F today (32C for you metric types) …brr.. wait I see a cloud!!  False alarm, its vapor trail from a…


Microsoft Research: Worldwide Telescope

Here’s something really cool!!  I just wish this had been around when I was at school (that’s right when slide rules were state-of-the-art) maybe I could have brought my astronomy grade up to a "C", well maybe "C-minus" J.  Check out the latest thing from Microsoft Research, the WorldWide Telescope (WWT).  What is it? Its…


How often should PC’s be replaced? IT Managers Respond

Here’s an interesting article from ComputerWorld, PC upgrades: When to turn the page isn’t an easy call for IT execs.  When I was in consulting working on deployment projects, it was always interesting to me how companies decided upon the lifecycles of their PC’s and laptops.  Obviously different customers had different opinions, and as you…


Where in the world is this?

Thought I’d crop some of my pictures and see if anyone can work out where it was taken.  Here’s the first.  Pretty simple one…  any guesses?