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How Pusher Killed the Labs

This is the story of how 3 lab environments were rendered inoperable with a click of a mouse button. Well, there was some configuration involved, but it was completed with a single click. In the time before time, I worked for company that didn't have or didn't want to release the cash for a "real" ...
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Posted On:2015-05-05, Views:16

Who is Behind Job Spam?

If you have been in the job market, chances are that you have received a lot of "offers" from recruiters. Lots of times, these "offers" are for short-term contracts, in random places around your country. I thought I'd pick apart the email header, and share it here.
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Posted On:2015-05-01, Views:96

Don't Throw Away Your Servers Yet

Recently, Jon Evans of TechCrunch posted a really intriguing article discussing why your software development package is behind schedule. Itís a really good article, and I agree with 66 percent of it. He makes and explains two of the three points really well. As a systems guy, I take a bit of umbr...
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Posted On:2015-02-04, Views:902

Retrieve local NetBIOS name with VB6

There are a two really easy ways to get the netBIOS name of the local machine. One leverages API calls to Win32, while the other simply queries an environment variable.
Visual Basic 6TipTutorialWindows
Posted On:2015-01-17, Views:1011

Manual install of DX7VB.DLL

A recent tip for installing VB6 on Windows 7 has included the installation of an old version of the DirectX 7 library. Here is that process.
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Posted On:2015-01-13, Views:5427

It's been a long and winding road

It's been ten wonderful years since I brought this site on line. Ten years. Wow. This is the longest job I've ever held. Let's see what's been going on here for ten years.
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Posted On:2015-01-02, Views:935

Twelve Days of Christmas, SysAdmin Style

I present to you now a classic. This was originally submitted to the Network Working Group as RFC1882 by Bill Hancock, Ph.D., in December of 1995. I revisit this every year, and it never fails to bring a smile to my face. Enjoy this blast from the past.
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Posted On:2014-12-23, Views:935