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December 31st, 2007 at 4:04 pm » Comments (0)

End of the Year And thus 2007 comes to a close, with a not-so-subtle nod to HTML/XML closing tags. Which is fitting; I’ve spent a good chunk of time with the church websites this past quarter. The results aren’t public yet, but things are moving along. (There’s a poll to take at the end of […]



I Hate My New Office

December 21st, 2007 at 2:17 pm » Comments (0)

OK, that’s a bit of sensationalism there in the headline! I actually love my new (from new building) office (bigger, with an attached workroom), but there are a few minor downsides to being located in the very middle of the building (that’s good), at least a sixty second walk away from everyone (that’s good and […]



Need to convert Linux machine to Virtual

December 18th, 2007 at 2:14 pm » Comments (9)

I have a dedicated web hosting server that is currently hosted at a large hosting datacenter. I’ve had the server for a few years and it’s served me well, but I don’t need the power and I don’t want to hassle with (or pay for technician time for) upgrades to the control panel software or […]



HP ProCurve gets A in Tech Support

December 17th, 2007 at 3:49 pm » Comments (0)

Now that the semester is over, I can spend a few moments on this blog after my brief (13 day) absence! I recently upgraded the firmware on all of the HP ProCurve switches we installed as part of our building project last year. It is so nice to have managed switches! We have ProCurve Manager […]



Stupid Newspaper Websites

December 4th, 2007 at 2:19 pm » Comments (1)

Allow me to rant for a moment, if you will. I’m not forcing you to read it or anything… Why is it that newspapers, when they design their websites, seem to forget that they are making the site available to a worldwide audience? I see it all the time: read Google News, or a blog […]



Spyware: The pain in my…

December 3rd, 2007 at 4:27 pm » Comments (7)

Windows Defender used to be my go-to anti-spyware software. After all, it was free, unobtrusive, simple, and seemed to catch a lot of junk. Then I worked on a user’s computer today that Defender said was clean. It wasn’t. There were at least six different forms of spyware on there, causing various popups, warnings that […]