PowerShell is Coming

I realize that PowerShell is here, and can pretty much run the administration of Windows machines and in some cases other devices as well.  PowerShell is significantly newer than the point and click GUI that Microsoft has made the cornerstone …


Review: OmniFocus 2 Standard – Simpler Project and Action Management


I have been waiting to see what the next iteration of OmniFocus might be for quite some time and have to admit, I do not hate it. So far (at the time of this writing) the total investment was about …


Multi-Platform difficulties

So I have discovered a bit of a quandary.  It is not new by any stretch of the imagination and it centers for me around productivity.  What to use and how to use it across all the platforms I work …

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Thank you Windows XP

Thank you Windows XP - 

For showing us a picturesque wallpaper of rolling hills, but neglecting to tell us that the up and down nature of those hills may be hinting at restarts to come (until we install Service Pack …

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Moving away from Windows XP

So here we are.  The last day of updates and support for Windows XP… at least from Microsoft.  Surely there are many IT shops and consulting firms still making XP work as well as ever.  Personally, I think I am …

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Backup Exec Dedupe Folder Sometimes Useful, When It is Around

Backup Exec De-duplication Storage folders are interesting. They use postgreSQL to manage usernames and passwords for access to the contents of the folder from within BE.

The service in Windows is generally managed by BE, but can sometimes get stopped …

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Using PowerShell to automate routine things

In my job as a Systems Administrator I find myself copying files quite often.  Usually this happens from my laptop which connects to our VPN and my home drive on the company network.  To simplify this process, since the destination …

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Give the best available

There are some days when giving 100% is the biggest chore in the world, but when I find myself looking back after one of those days, it feels pretty bad. Sure, we all get to have our share of bad …

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TechRepublic Post: Microsoft Surface Pro 2 101: Customize your Start screen

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Saturdays at TechRepublic
This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Saturdays at TechRepublic


The Microsoft Surface Pro is a really solid tablet for business users, but Windows 8.1 may take a bit of getting used to for those coming from …

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One Note, Evernote, or OmniOutliner

Taking Notes all over the place

Being a writer once in a while, and a note taking junkie all the time has me stuck in a bit of a dilemma…. Which platform or method is the one I should (read want to) use.  I have tablets …

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