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Idle Babbling
Since I did the last post on this, I’ve also (now) installed Server 2008 R2 on my personal desktop … as my laptop had to be turned in. In doing this and getting it set up to be a day-to-day desktop OS (as opposed to a demo machine OS), I ran across a couple of other things that I thought were worth ... [More]

Leaving Microsoft …

As I’m sure you know, Microsoft has been reorganizing, eliminating positions and reducing headcount … layoffs. Well, after 9 years, I’m one of the folks hit by that. I’m not going to sit here and tell you that’s it’s great, wonderful, etc. etc. It’s not. It’s hard and it sucks. But it could be a... [More]

Windows Server 2008 R2 as a Desktop OS

Before anyone gets started lecturing me that it’s a server OS and not meant to be used as a desktop, let me say this: Yes, I know. That’s nice. But I can use it as a desktop OS for work, demo, etc. etc. etc. So I’m doing it … partly because I can (the ultimate Geek reason) and, more importantly (or ... [More]