Death to the Start Menu – Part I

So I have been playing around with Vista SP1 RC and so far it has been a much more enjoyable experience from a usability perspective. The number UAC prompts are down, network performance regarding file sharing is now what it should have been at release time and stability is much better. I always thought the…

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Outlook and Search Server Christmas Webcasts

I always get into the holiday mood late. While people graciously spend their Novembers shopping, feasting, and buying plane tickets to spend time with their loved ones, I get a head start in my procrastination efforts. The reality is I don’t get into the Christmas spirit until the week before. Maybe it has something to…

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Internet Explorer 8 Passes Acid2 Test, "HolyShit" says Slashdot

For the non developers out there, you may be wondering what Acid2 is, but in the web developer world, its HUGE!  Slashdot’s tagging of the article is actually quite hilarious.  Read about this historic milestone on the IE Team Blog.  Also Channel9 has an interesting interview regarding development around Internet Explorer 8 (IE8).  pst…..pst….*what?!* pst….Beta…

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Trials and Tribulations: British Food

To my non-British readers out there, I will leave it up to you to ponder and visualize the delicacies of the UK.  This was posted in our break-room in the London office.  OKAY OKAY OKAY I HAVE to ask…what the hell are Midland Faggots?  Living in the west coast of the United States, specifically in…

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Microsoft Kills Santa and Other Wild Tales of Pizza and Love Making

During my presentation of Search Server 2008 in London in front of a great audience of about 200,  I was showing off how businesses can pull in search results from 3rd party search engines using Federated Search.  In my demo, I showed how using The Register’s RSS feed formatting, I could get search results from…

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The History of Five Four

Moving to the UK, some have questioned my motives, many have questioned my sanity, but almost all have complimented my style.  I dress myself using one value, one ideal, that at the end of the day five minus four equals one, “one love.”                                                    Why do I care?  At the end of the day…

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Connectors and Investing in Open Technologies

So I presented at Falkirk to an awesome audience about Search Server 2008 and had some interesting questions.  I’ve learned in my travels that geography plays a huge part in the sophistication of an audience.  Don’t get me wrong, I am not insulting the caliber of talent in the room.  Presenting to the crowd, I…


Thank You TechED and Musings From My Vacation

My blogging has been on hiatus because of a lot of traveling these past few weeks.  I’ve logged over 12,000 miles in two weeks and all my clocks are on different time zones.  As I pickup the the pieces of the train-wreck that is my inbox these next few days, I thought a quick post…

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Do You Deploy Windows with Floppy Disks?

Of course not, if you do, you’re dumb.  Please unsubscribe from my RSS feed now please.  During a late night after-party recap, me and James started talking about cool stuff *deployment? Where’s Kanye?*  that people should do but don’t, stuff that is really practical to IT Pros and partners too.  Our philosophical discussion revolved around…

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What Idiots Still Fall for These Scams?

With spam reaching almost 90% of all Internet traffic, I am proud to say that I get maybe one message of spam every two months.  Seriously.  My Microsoft inbox is clean, so is my GMail account.  But every now and then I have to check my "junk" folder for false positives, especially newsletter emails.  There…