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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 […]

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 […]

Don’t Buy An EqualLogic SAN…

July 31st, 2008 at 7:00 am » Comments (0)

…Unless you get it from Jason Powell! He’s the IT Director at Granger Community Church, but when the moon is out he’s selling EqualLogic for VR6 Systems and he loves giving churches and non-profits good discounts! (He’ll probably give you a good deal even if you’re not at a church, too, especially if you get […]

The Day of the iPhone Has Arrived!

July 30th, 2008 at 12:22 pm » Comments (4)

Yesterday, my iPhone shipped to the AT&T store where I’m going to pick it up. It ships overnight FedEx, which I’m very happy about, because it means I can go in the store and pick it up today! I’ll be going after work this evening. The FedEx tracking number shows that it was delivered at […]

Making A Donated Wyse WT3350SE Thin Client Terminal Work (with Pre-9/11 Firmware!)

June 16th, 2008 at 4:33 pm » Comments (5)

A while back, thanks to a generous friend, Lakeview had a batch of Wyse WT3350SE Thin Clients donated to us (two initially, then a bunch more later on). Only a few power supplies to go around, but enough to play with (looks like eBay has a few I may pick up). I tried the first […]

Contemplating the iPhone 3G

June 12th, 2008 at 5:49 pm » Comments (9)

I really didn’t care that much when Apple introduced the original iPhone. Yeah it’s cool, but it wouldn’t sync with Exchange using ActiveSync, and without that it’s pretty useless to me. Well, that and it has no hardware keyboard. The new one coming out on July 11th will not only support ActiveSync (and better from […]

Is SonicWALL the Answer?

April 12th, 2008 at 8:03 am » Comments (1)

MinistryTECH and the Church IT Roundtable gave me a lot of great opportunities to gain interest in and discuss SonicWALL solutions with Mark Moreno, consultant and reseller, and SonicWALL poster children Jason Lee and Jeremie Kilgore. I must admit to being more than a little impressed with the combination of flexibility, power, and price that […]

Typed LIVE on the Nokia N800!

January 29th, 2008 at 10:49 am » Comments (5)

As promised, this post is coming to you from my new Nokia N800. When I received it on Saturday the 19th, I immediately spent the entire rest of the day examining it and testing it in many ways. Like Christmas in January! I was so busy playing with it, I neglected to post about it […]

Nokia N800 Internet Tablet: On Its Way!

January 17th, 2008 at 8:00 am » Comments (6)

Quite a lot going on at the moment! I spent nearly all of yesterday (Wednesday) working on several helpdesk issues ranging from setting up two new Palm Centro cell phones to diagnosing a sound card issue on a laptop to stuff I can’t even remember at this point! It’s the longest I’ve spent away from […]