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Junk Emails from Google Video

April 30th, 2007 at 10:43 am » Comments (0)

Last Thursday and Friday, someone decided it would be fun to use the Google Video feature that lets you invite a friend to view a video by email to send emails to most of our staff referring them to some questionable/conspiratorial videos (which I haven’t watched, but they sound more like hate and conspiracy videos […]



I’m Still Here

April 27th, 2007 at 11:19 pm » Comments (3)

Work was crazy leading up to our new building’s grand opening.  The good part?  We made it!  We had a major advertising supplement in the local paper, which was copied on their website.  Our Marketing and Communications department released our new website design in time..  However, while not “bad,” things have actually gotten crazier since then.  […]



HP ProCurve 1700 series: small, cheap, managed!

April 18th, 2007 at 7:14 pm » Comments (0)

Just a quick note that HP ProCuve has some new (since I last checked) web-managed (but still VLAN-capable) switches, the 1700 series. The 1700-8G is a 10/100 8-port switch, and the 1700-24G is a 24-port model of the same, which also has two dual-personality ports (ports 23 and 24 are copper Ethernet ports by default, […]



This is Why I Externally Host DNS

April 14th, 2007 at 10:44 pm » Comments (0)

The SANS Internet Storm Center has been tracking a 0-day exploit out there compromising Windows DNS servers that are live on the Internet. I’d say this is a good reason to use Linux for such services, but that’s an argument for another day; there have certainly been DNS exploits on Linux DNS server software as […]



Public Computer Lockdown and Fortres Grand

April 13th, 2007 at 4:24 pm » Comments (4)

At the end of last month, I posted about locking down the public computers in our new youth lobby. I’ve found a new possible software solution, that seems to be comparable to Faronics DeepFreeze in some respects, but may have some additional useful features. This one is from a company called Fortres Grand and there […]



If only Tony had my inventory software ready

April 12th, 2007 at 2:01 pm » Comments (4)

Tony Dye has an excellent post that is along the lines of my own posts here and here regarding hardware inventory. His wish list seems to communicate even better than my posts what I’d like from the inventory side of things, but I still want a helpdesk to be integrated into the same system. Some […]



I’m Taking Over the Church IT Blogosphere Next Week

April 12th, 2007 at 12:45 pm » Comments (2)

Next week is the second Church IT Roundtable in Houston, TX. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons I’m unable to attend this one, but I guess that just means that while all the other Church IT bloggers are hanging out in person, I get to TAKE OVER THE CHURCH IT BLOGOSPHERE! For a few days, […]



Hardware Inventory and Tickets: Tried and Trying

April 9th, 2007 at 12:54 am » Comments (4)

I’ve been looking for a good hardware inventory and helpdesk ticket solution. I got two suggestions, OCSInventory and ManageEngine OpManager. I also found a post by Jason Powell about switching to ManageEngine Service Desk Plus. I have a huge amount of respect for Jason and his team, so I’ve tried out the free trial of […]



Building A House!

April 7th, 2007 at 12:18 pm » Comments (2)

I haven’t written a personal post yet, so if you’ve followed this blog, you probably think I’m going to talk about “building God’s house” or something church related.  Actually, I haven’t talked about religion either — I created this blog to talk about technology, and I plan to stick to that.  Mostly.  From what I’ve […]



ProCurve Switches and Our Network

April 7th, 2007 at 11:09 am » Comments (0)

Jason and his team have been having some trouble with their network and phantom traffic. There’s a good discussion going on about various networking products, including some ups and downs with 3Com switches among others. I was going to comment over there, but I’ve been meaning to post about our network infrastructure anyway. When I […]