I Think… therefore, I am uncertain.

I spend a lot of time speaking with clients about their environments.  From time to time, my job is to ‘interview’ them, so that I can properly document their environments. Recently I was speaking with a couple of admins at a private sector company who were very proud of their environments.  They had hired a... Continue Reading →

The Perils of a Manual Environment

I am not going to lie to you and say that every environment that I manage or have managed is an optimized Secure, Well-Managed IT Environment.  It’s just not true. In a secure, well-managed IT environment we monitor to make sure that things are working the way they are supposed to.  When we spin up... Continue Reading →

An Experienced Eye

There’s an old adage about a guy who takes his car to a mechanic.  The car is coughing and banging and sounds like it is dying.  The mechanic listens for a minute, then takes a hammer and takes a big whack at the engine, which then starts purring perfectly.  That will be $200 please.  ‘WHAT?... 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 →

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