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Surprise Server Selections

September 25th, 2008 at 7:45 am » Comments (6)

In my last post, I suggested that the Dell PowerEdge R805 server was my current choice to use as our new virtual server. That was correct. However, I happened to be browsing the Dell Outlet on Wednesday and mentioned to a few friends on the #citrt IRC channel that I was doing so. A couple […]



New Server, SAN, and Backup Plans!

September 22nd, 2008 at 10:03 pm » Comments (2)

Although Lakeview is currently experiencing tight finances (who isn’t in this economy?), we have had some server infrastructure issues that we can’t ignore any longer. Thus, I am happy to mention that I’ve gotten final approval to purchase these items, or something very close to them: A Dell PowerVault MD3000i iSCSI SAN (with 10-15 near-line […]



My Tasks, Projects and Stuff (now playing: Toodledo)

September 22nd, 2008 at 2:03 am » Comments (14)

“I’ve been, searching, for that missing productivity application.” OK, it doesn’t end with quite the same rhythm as Michael W. Smith’s “MIssing Person,” but it rings true for me anyway. Sometimes I think I’ve tried nearly every todo, productivity, and Getting Things Done software or web application invented. Then I look around the web for […]



iPhone 3G Power Adapters Recalled

September 21st, 2008 at 1:05 am » Comments (0)

No huge length post here but if you have an iPhone 3G, they are recalling most (all in the US and in many other countries) of the power adapters. You can read about the recall and how to get a replacement, which has a link for a web form to submit your recall request or […]



Granger Church IT Roundtable tomorrow!

September 16th, 2008 at 11:49 pm » Comments (0)

My wife and I drove up to South Bend, IN today so I can attend the Granger Community Church IT Roundtable tomorrow! We’re staying with Justin Moore and his wife Bonnie, along with Dave Mast and his wife Jess! It’s a house full of laptops…and people of course! It’s going to be a great day […]



Google makes its own web browser called Chrome

September 2nd, 2008 at 2:14 am » Comments (3)

UPDATE on Sept. 2, 2008: Chrome beta has been released. Find it at http://www.google.com/chrome. Yep. That’s right. In case Firefox, Opera, and Safari all don’t satiate your burning desire to be rid of Internet Explorer (even if it is improving with age, after it started to ripen at least), Google said they are releasing the […]



Fall Church IT Roundables: Be there or…don’t see me!

September 1st, 2008 at 5:00 pm » Comments (5)

I’ve gotten approval to go to the midwest regional Church IT Roundtable at Granger Community Church (organized by Jason Powell) on September 17th! I always love visiting The Jason, Ed, and now Justin Moore too! (Read about Justin joing the GCC team here, here and here.) And Dean Lisenby‘s going to be there, taking the […]



Remote Desktop and SSH with mRemote, free and open source

September 1st, 2008 at 12:38 pm » Comments (1)

mRemote is one of my best Cool Tools finds in quite a while.  I first heard about it from this 4sysops post comparing free RDP clients. For a long time, I thought all I needed was the built-in Windows Remote Desktop Client. I was very wrong. Sure, it’ll get the job done, if you don’t […]