The Kobayashi Maru of Desktop Deployment

A couple of years ago I was asked to write an article on desktop deployment.  Back then Windows 7 was reasonably new, and there was a lot of chatter about the fact that you could not upgrade from a Windows XP machine directly to Windows 7. Recently a lot of people have asked me about... Continue Reading →

Who Pray Tell is Jack Oprah: Missing pieces are easier to contend with than wrong ones.

Although I have of late been on another ‘digging through the archives’ kick, I was reminded of this article from 2005 by a friend of mine who occasionally refers to it to remind me that I really can write about anything when I am so inspired.  Thanks for reminding me of that Jess!  Unfortunately I... Continue Reading →

Moving Forward at the Speed of Life: Where we are is only interesting in relation to where we came from!

Here is another article from the archives that I came across this morning while procrastinating.  Judging by the laptop I discuss I wrote it in early 2006, although the exact date is harder to pin down.  Like the last one it is a glimpse into the past from the past, and I love those articles. ... Continue Reading →

Advances in Technology: It is vital to stay current, even when remembering the past.

I guess I am on another one of these kicks… traveling back down memory lane.  I dug up this article from the archives, and I remember sitting down to write it the first time I ever checked into a hotel in Redmond, Washington.  What is more fun about this article is that it took me... Continue Reading →

Who Pray Tell is Jack Oprah: Missing pieces are easier to contend with than wrong ones.

As I peruse the articles I wrote over the past ten years, I am amazed in some cases how much I have changed.  This article, which amused me at the time, highlights the evolution in my career from putting out fires to serious consulting. -M <October, 2006>I was in my favourite cafe this evening and... Continue Reading →

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