Every year at about this time I send all of my friends and loved ones a post wishing them the best for the new year. It is not always an easy task to sit down and enumerate the goods and the bads of a year. Looking back on 5779, it has been an incredibly full … Continue reading Shana Tova uMevurechet!
I remember when I first discovered the mail merge feature… it amazed the twelve-year-old me that I could write a letter once, and then AppleWorks would address that letter to the several hundred people in my database. I was thrilled with it. Last week, I was working with a client who moved a server. No … Continue reading Change the Way You Change Text
Sometimes the universe is talking to me. This weekend, for reasons I cannot recall, I was thinking about the fact that Microsoft announced that it will be deprecating Windows to Go, and that sometime this fall I would be faced with the choice of either: Keeping my supported Windows 10 v1903 Windows to Go key; … Continue reading Windows to Go Lives!
There were two more mass shootings over the past weekend. Nine are dead in Dayton, Ohio; twenty-one are dead in El Paso, Texas.The talking heads this morning were discussing and debating whether or not these incidents were acts of domestic terrorism. I want to know how anyone can argue that these were not acts of … Continue reading Nothing Domestic About It
I have been speaking against the United Nations for decades. I did not do so out of ignorance. Aside from having taken a number of courses on the UN in college, I was a senior NCO with the Israeli Defense Forces Liaison to UN Forces (Lebanon) for a year and Liaison to UN Forces (Golan … Continue reading United Nothing: Do you really need more proof?
It came up in conversation with a friend recently that he believed that a Windows Update (hotfix, patch, whatever you want to call it) broke something on his computer. What can I say? It happens… sometimes. No problem Fred, all you have to do is roll back the updates that were applied last week and … Continue reading Which Patches?
In April of 2012 I was extremely excited as I walked to the stage at an event in Redmond, Washington and did my first ever presentation on Windows to Go. I loved the idea of being able to take my installation of Windows – operating system version, applications, documents, the works – with me anywhere … Continue reading Windows to Go… Going Away.
Microsoft announced this week that they are going to shut down the servers that support on-line games for Windows 7, XP, and ME. These include: Internet Backgammon (Windows XP, ME, 7) Internet Checkers (Windows XP, ME, 7) Internet Spades (Windows XP, ME, 7) Internet Hearts (Windows XP, ME) Internet Reversi (Windows XP, ME) MSN Go … Continue reading Game Over… Soon.
It has been seven years since my buddies Raymond and Erdal and I got on stage at a conference in Redmond and demonstrated – for the first time ever to a non-NDA crowd – the functionality of Windows to Go (WTG)… and nearly four years since I picked up my Spyrus Worksafe Pro 64GB key … Continue reading Upping My On-the-Go Game
I have written and posted myriad articles over the years about Windows To Go (WTG); I have been running Windows off a USB device on-and-off since Windows 8 was in beta, but very consistently for the past three years. While larger devices are available (at greater cost) I have been satisfied with my 64GB Spyrus … Continue reading Running Out of Room: A WTG Tip
An article came across my feed this morning about last week’s elections in Israel. It read: The people have spoken. They want to live in Netanyahu’s Israel. I find that a deceptive headline.Many of us who are familiar with the country have joked for years about how difficult it is to come to a consensus … Continue reading The People Have Said Nothing
I have received a lot of spam in my day, and I have looked at some of it to see what tricks the bad guys are playing. I received this e-mail on my phone this morning. Please note, it was in my Inbox, and did not go into Junk. Does Microsoft use contractions? You’ve in … Continue reading Trusted Senders…
I wrote an article that went live earlier called “Do You People READ?” that was inspired by someone who reached out (through an automated tool) on LinkedIn. I even admitted in the article (a word that I seem to be having tremendous trouble typing today on this damned ‘ergonomic’ keyboard) that I was having a … Continue reading A Class Act!
“Hi Mitch, Looks like you run the marketing system over at Taos. I’m in a similar state here at Fannit; running marketing channels for both our clients and for ourselves. It can feel a bit like being on a treadmill, isn’t it? I’d like to connect and swap stories sometime.”I received this message this morning … Continue reading Do You People READ?
According to this morning’s Google Doodle, today is the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web.On this day thirty years ago – March 12, 1989 – Tim Berners-Lee turned on his first web server at the CERN labs in Switzerland. In doing so he changed the world.Tim had a few thoughts about what to call … Continue reading Happy Birthday WWW, and Thank you TIM!