Shana Tova uMevurechet!

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!

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Change the Way You Change Text

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

Windows to Go Lives!

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!

Nothing Domestic About It

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

United Nothing: Do you really need more proof?

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?

Windows to Go… Going Away.

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.

Game Over… Soon.

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.

Running Out of Room: A WTG Tip

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

The People Have Said Nothing

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

Do You People READ?

“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?

Happy Birthday WWW, and Thank you TIM!

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!