Geek-Speak Glossary: A Manager’s Guide to IT Terminology

There are so many acronyms  in our industry it’s sometimes hard to keep up with them all.  Every corporation has their own internal TLAs that grows in leaps and bounds.  At Microsoft we live by them, half the time I know what the acronym is referring to, but sometimes for the life of me I…


Home wireless networks: Why is everyone still only using WEP?

It always amazes me how some people buy a wireless router for home and just plug it in and setup the basics; no security, default SSID (usually the manufacturers name like Linksys), default user and password (try user: admin, password:admin).  “Hey, I’m set – its works right?  I get access to the Internet and I…

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Windows Live Sky Drive: 5GB of FREE Online Storage!!!

Yes, as you can see from this and the previous post, I’ve been discovering stuff that you can get on Windows Live.  This time its 5GB of FREE online storage.  (I’m actually using it to store all these pretty pictures in my posts). So What Exactly Can You do with this Space? Go to Windows…


Wi-Fi in the Sky……

Since I live in Atlanta – Delta’s headquarters – practically every flight I take is on Delta, so you can imagine how pleased I was to see this article: Delta To Offer Wi-Fi Across Its U.S. Fleet.  I REALLY like the idea of Wi-Fi access on the plane, but do I need it?  No, not…


GPS on my HTC Pocket PC Phone

We had a thread going around my team last week talking about the different GPS solutions people are using.   My teammates are all road warriors, with most of us being on the road at least 50% of the time, sometimes more.  My colleague, Kevin, has been using TomTom Nav 6 for the Pocket PC for…

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