Sweetie…can I make some security modifications to the car?

This is just too awesome to miss. I always enjoy a good video, especially when it relates to security. I just recently bought a new SUV (traded in the 2004 Mustang GT convertible) with the new baby and now I’m very sad that I forgot to ask for this option when I did. The guys…

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Back from vacation!

Sorry for the long delay, but I’ve been on vacation and my wife is pretty adamant about me not checking email, posting blog entries, etc. I don’t think I need a break, but apparently I was wrong, so I took about 8 days of vacation. Of course, there are about a bunch of things I…

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Why We (and you) Will Miss BillG

This week marks the last week of work in the IT field for visionary and founder, Bill Gates. I’m sure many of you are reading stories all over the Internet about Bill, I thought I’d share a story about Bill as well. I joined Microsoft because I was a huge fan of their products, even…

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Is Kai Axford Speaking at TechEd 2008?

The short answer is YES! However, I’m not going to be confined to a single breakout room like I was last year. (ESPNism: “You cannot stop him, you can only hope to contain him.”) If you remember, we had such a huge amount of folks wanting to get into the session I did with the…

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RSA 2008 – Day 3: Breakfast with the MSAT and Cruising the Expo

Who Doesn’t Like Breakfast? Sort of a slow day here at RSA today. My guess is that all those parties sort of took their toll on the majority of the attendees. I got up early to catch up on some schoolwork (yes….the quest for the elusive MBA continues, even when I’m traveling…..) and then headed…

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RSA 2008 – Day 1: Craig Mundie and Omarosa

  New Direction I got up nice and early and managed to drag myself over to the convention, to be sure I wouldn’t miss Craig Mundie’s keynote where he announced the new End-to-End Trust vision we’ve been hearing about internally for a few weeks. Craig delivered the keynote in a “fireside chat” format with Chris…

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Secure Code through the Eyes of an IT Pro

I’m not Michael Howard. My software development background consisted of struggling through my two C++ classes in my undergraduate MIS program. Sure, I managed to convince my professors that I knew what a virtual function was and how it all worked, but I never really felt the “Call of the Code” like Michael, Bill Steele,…

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Pimp my Ride…or Inbox: Check out Xobni

Bill Gates referred to them as the “the next generation of social networking” and touted them as a great plugin for Microsoft Outlook. If you’re into plugins and tweaks, this is a really sweet little deal. In case you’re wondering where Xobni got their name….it’s “inbox” spelled backwards! They got the Task Pane all maxed…

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Anna Bot

At Microsoft, we have a team of both internal and external vendors who spend their entire lives creating presentations for speakers like me. While the material is not always perfect, it is often a huge time saver. Unfortunately the material is not always applicable to what I’m going to be speaking on. I’m not saying…

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Book of the Month Club: Influence: Science and Practice, by Robert Cialdini

I’ve been meaning to get back to the Book O’ The Month club idea for awhile. My buddy Matt started the idea, and I’m glomming on, since I think it’s a good one. Mitnick Recommended The book I just finished is entitled “Influence: Science and Practice” by Robert Cialdini. Before I dive into the why…

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