Lenovo ThinkPad W700 – first impressions

This is going to be short and sweet.  I’ll write a more detailed set of blogs posts later.  Yesterday I received a Lenovo ThinkPad W700 evaluation unit.  Wow.  What a fun machine.  Big, but fun.  I immediately created the factory recovery disk set and flattened the machine.  I’ll return to looking at the OEM factory…


TechNet Radio – SCVMM 2008 with Edwin Yuen

Here’s the latest installment of the popular TechNet Radio program.  In this audio only episode, I had the chance to catch up with friend and colleague Edwin Yuen.  Edwin is a Senior Program Manager in the System Center Virtual Machine Manager development team. Download the audio – length: 0:36:00 WMA | MP3 High | MP3…


Who was on the nice list?

Anyone out there get a great Lego set or something for Christmas?  No, I didn’t get my Ferrari.  Of course it would be silly for me to own one anyway.  My CIVIC Coupe will be two years old in March of 2009.  It will still have fewer miles than what most people drive in a…


250+mph, 800+hp, $650,000

Even Santa Claus would be impressed with the Koenigsegg CCXR.  The worlds fastest production automobile?


Death By PowerPoint in the cloud

Ever wanted to publish your latest PowerPoint slide deck masterpiece to the internet so that the rest of the world can catch up on a subject near and dear to your heart?  Well the kind folks at  SlideShare.net have made it a lot easier in the past few weeks with their PowerPoint 2007 ribbon bar. …


Your USA tax dollars are hard at work

I rarely wade into political or religious territory on this blog, but I think it’s time to speak up some on a subject that is bugging me.  Like most of you, I work pretty hard for my money so I would prefer that my tax dollars are used for things like road improvements, building schools,…


Backing up Hyper-V with DPM 2007 SP1 – screencast now available

If you weren’t already aware, Data Protection Manager Service Pack 1 released last week and is now available.  Senior Program Manager, Jason Buffington, is cranking out the information on his blog and via the screencasts he is recording.  Jason tells me has about four of five other screencasts in the pipeline, but knowing Jason and…


Running LAMP on Windows Server 2008 – webcast and screencasts now available

I don’t know about you, but that title sounds odd to me.  Why on earth would you run the LAMP stack on Windows?  Well for one thing LAMP commonly refers to Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.  So running LAMP on Windows Server 2008 really means running it in a virtual machine and the only supported…


On this date in 1903…

The Wright brothers ushered in manned flight.  A few years later I was born.