Five years ago I was flying home from London just in time for the first Passover Seder. I wrote an essay which I ended up delivering as a guest sermon to my synagogue the following year before Passover, and I have read at my family’s Seder every year since (for reasons I will not go … Continue reading Night of Defiance
A couple of years ago I went to Montreal with my colleague Damir Bersinic to do a presentation at the Montreal IT Professionals Community (www.mitpro.ca). I was born in Montreal, and when I moved to Ontario in 2007 I found it interesting to see the point of view of the 'Rest of Canada'. Nearly five … Continue reading Stay out of politics!
In January Christina Blizzard of the Toronto Sun published an excellent piece called Political Correctness Shouldn’t Trump Common Sense. I heard her interviewed on the radio, and was impressed. She took the Ontario Human Rights Commission to task. It seems that she had been in the changing room at her health club, and a ‘woman’ … Continue reading How Many Changing Rooms Do We Need?
My son Gilad is truly a chip off the old block. In some ways that is a good thing, but when he decides to be difficult it can be a real nightmare for his parents. Take, for example, Wednesday morning last week. Gilad was happily playing with his cars down in the family room when … Continue reading Disconnecting Mitch
It is not so hard to believe that it has been a year since I bought my Microsoft Surface Pro. I liked it, but as I am not an average computer user, it did not take too long for me to realize that it was simply not powerful enough to be my primary laptop. Don’t … Continue reading Surface Pro 2: Oh yeah!
Somalia. Greenland. Vanuata. Montserrat. Cook Islands. Samoa. Mali. Sierra Leone. Burundi. Federated States of Micronesia, Liberia, Equatorial Guinea, Niger, Djibouti, British Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands. What do these sixteen nations have in common? Certainly not geography – some are tropical islands, others African nations, and of course Greenland should, by all rights, be its … Continue reading The World… for the World According to Mitch.
I spent much of the week hearing people discuss how tragic it was that Paul Walker died. I am not going to rehash the argument, knowing that I would be opening a can of worms. Believe me, I am about to open a larger one. I arrived at the office in Sydney, Australia this morning … Continue reading A Sad Day…
**NOTE: The links in this article have been fixed. -M I have been in a bit of a ‘writing rut’ of late and I am sorry for that. This week I sat down and decided to write something… anything. While I am working on a few technical issues these days none of them are very … Continue reading What IS your Laptop Bag?
Last year when people were occupying anything they could pitch a tent near we started hearing a lot about the 1%… the ones who control all of the wealth, the ones everyone else was supposed to be supported by. I did some quick calculations after checking my banks account and credit card statements and realized … Continue reading The 1%…
People may find it weird, but every time one person reads my blog I am thrilled. It is why (when I have the time) I follow the hit counts on both The World According to Mitch and the Canadian IT Pro Connection religiously. It isn’t about ego (although I do suppose it is a bit … Continue reading Another Humbling Accolade
I couldn’t believe it. I had finally installed Windows 8, and I wasn’t able to blog about it. I use Windows Live Writer as my blogging tool (most of the time). One of the required pre-requisites is .NET Framework 3.5, and for whatever reason it would not install for me (see screenshot). The error code … Continue reading Windows 8: .NET Installation Issue
It was nice to be in the room for a change. For nearly two years now I have been counting down the #EndOfDaysXP on my Twitter feed (@MGarvis) and encouraging users and corporations to migrate to Windows 7. Since the Developer Preview for Windows 8 was released in November of last year I have been … Continue reading Windows 8 – Coming soon to a screen near you!
I have been a bad boy. I am usually a monthly columnist for http://www.Oakville.com, but of late I have been a little delinquent… deadlines being what they are, and I have to find the inspiration. I have, as a result, missed a couple of months. A few weeks ago I got an e-mail from a … Continue reading Another Scam… and another article on Oakville.com
Ever since I showed my teenage son Windows 8 he hasn’t stopped talking about it. Combine that with two factors – his old Dell laptop is falling apart, and he just graduated Grade 8 and is going into high school in the fall – and I decided to give him a surprise today. Theresa and … Continue reading An Instant Windows 8 Convert
One of the benefits I get from conferences like Microsoft TechEd is reconnecting with friends and colleagues that I only see at these shows. David and I have been friends for a couple of years, and when we discovered that we were both staying over an extra night we decided to splurge and drive a … Continue reading Can you convince your boss to let you get certified? UCA!