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 The Kobayashi Maru of Desktop Deployment

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

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

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

Thank G-D it’s Friday: The end of the week brings new hope.

Here is another article from the Archives file… I wrote it in October, 2006, but as I looked at my alarm with disgust this morning I thought of it.  I did not get nearly enough sleep last night but hey'… it IS Friday, so that is something to celebrate! –M --- There is a long-standing … Continue reading Thank G-D it’s Friday: The end of the week brings new hope.

Software Piracy Hurts Us All

This post was originally published in October, 2006.  References to current versions include Windows and Office XP, as those were the current versions at the time.  The only corrections I made were to spacing and no other changes have been made.  Unfortunately as I discovered this week it is still relevant. –M --- Software Piracy … Continue reading Software Piracy Hurts Us All

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