Fifteen Tabs: Shut em all down!

Those of us who try to keep  the banging of our heads against a wall to a minimum will have long since learned that we don’t know everything, and more often than not there is someone out there who knows more than we do. “But Mitch, how can you say that?  I read your blog... Continue Reading →

Will you pay?

An article showed up in my Inbox today: Intel Core i9: It's not whether you need 12 cores, but whether you'll pay for them.  It is an interesting read, and a very good question. I have always liked ZDNet.  Their people do a good job of keeping a pulse on the industry.  Their question is... Continue Reading →

Remembrance Day vs. Christmas Decorations: The battle begins.

I was listening to talk radio as I drove home from wherever recently and there was a discussion about Christmas decorations, and the discussion was whether or not it is inappropriate (In Canada) to put up Christmas decorations prior to Remembrance Day (November 11th). One of the commentators said that Christmas decorations before Remembrance Day... Continue Reading →

Since When…?

Those of us who have been in the IT industry for a while remember the heady days of never having to reboot a server... otherwise known as 'The days before Windows Server.'  Those days are long gone, and even non-Windows servers need to be patched and restarted. But how do you know when it last happened?... Continue Reading →

Distinguished Names for Complex Items

Distinguished Names are pretty simple, right? Well... it depends on several factors.  To figure out the DN for swmi.ca it is... dc=swmi,dc=ca.  An Organizational Unit is not much harder... Let's take an OU called Toronto in the swmi.com domain... ou=Toronto,dc=swmi,dc=ca.  Simple. But what happens when we add a little complexity to our environment?  Say... OUs within... Continue Reading →

Surface Pro 3: Two weeks later

Are there problems with it?  Yes. Do I absolutely love it? I love my kids and my dogs... but I suppose I do like it as much as I have ever liked a laptop or tablet... and I have had quite a few of them over the years! What are the problems? There is really only... Continue Reading →

Sad Times for an Industry

I used to say to my audiences that while the number of jobs in IT will go down, the best will always be in demand.  I then spent several months essentially unemployed. The IT field has changed dramatically over the course of the last few years.  I suppose it is natural for an industry as... Continue Reading →

Honesty in Advertising

This week-end I lambasted a friend who hosts/produces a radio show about travel for posting that a particular hotel chain wanted to appear on his show to discuss his product, but refused to provide a free stay in exchange for the privilege.  I also told him that I know the entire industry works that way,... Continue Reading →

Do you believe…

This Easter week-end I made an unlikely call to a radio talk show on Ottawa’s CFRA. Don’t get me wrong… I have called radio stations before, and am no stranger to being on the air.  However the circumstances of my call this particular Sunday morning were probably… out of character, or at least unexpected. The... Continue Reading →

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