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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:744

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.
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Posted On:2015-01-17, Views:878

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:5013

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:807

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:808

Dead Disks, Dread, and File Retrieval(.com)

Recently, one of our developers came to us with a failed "server", and requested the IT department assist in recovering data from it. Powering the box on revealed the click of death. Ouch. Let's give this a shot.
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Posted On:2014-12-15, Views:963

Creating Circles with CSS

Have you ever needed to make a circle for your web site, with text inside of it? Normally, you'd create a graphically representation, with the text inside. Did you know you could do it with a simple little CSS class? A circle is sometimes handy to draw attention to something on your page, or to buil...
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Posted On:2014-12-13, Views:869