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STOP shipping adware to customers through Installers

Attention Software Vendors!!  I kindly request that you STOP shipping adware to customers through your Installers.  Twice this week, I have had installers attempt to add software onto my system that I never agreed to.  CNET’s installer offered me a dose of extra adware for a program I needed on my Mac and today a vendor, whose product I […]

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Customers lose with Microsoft’s takeover of NoIP domains

You may have missed the news yesterday, but Microsoft coordinated a takeover a over 20 domain names held by dynamic DNS company NoIP.  Microsoft took control of the 20 domains NoIP offers to customers as free dynamic DNS subdomains.  In doing so, Microsoft was seeking to disable domains used by a couple of malware attacks that were […]

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HP Pro 612 tablet aims to replace your work laptop

It wasn’t much of a surprise that when the HP Printers and Personal Systems group arrive to the blogger’s briefing, they were showing off a tablet.  To be exact, HP’s PPS group brought the Pro 612 tablet to show off. The HP Pro 612 is targeted at business users and includes the full range of […]

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Cloud Computing

Struggling with margin and technical debt

If left unchecked, its only a matter of time before every administrator becomes overwhelmed by technical debt.  It may be just months on a new job for a lazy admin or it may be several years for someone whose actively trying to manage their task list, but at a certain point, its bound to happen.   My […]

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HP has released Powershell for iLO control with more to come

HP showed off its new, free Scripting Tools for Windows at Microsoft TechEd this week on the expo floor.  The scripting tools are specifically Powershell cmdlets for iLO control in the version 1.1 release.  The cmdlets allow you to script a number of functions against the iLO management processors.  The Powershell cmdlets work against iLO 3 and […]

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My HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8, PS1810 switch and my Procurve 2510 switch on the sliding shelf.

Home lab update for Christmas

This Christmas, I stumbled upon a full height rack at a local closeout warehouse.  My wife and I like to shop second-hand or closeout stores – we have a couple in our area that deal in merchandise from big box stores that didn’t move at clearance or were slightly damaged.  We have had good luck […]

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A Nation Addicted To Smartphones

I know that I’m addicted to my iPhone and I’m certainly not alone – whether you’re an iPhone, Android or other user. In celebration of Cyber Monday, take a look at these stats of a Nation Addicted to Smartphones. This Infographic is produced by Coupon Audit (provides Finish Line coupon) and Techazine. Share this Infographic […]

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Introducing Techazine

Welcome to Techazine, the new brand for my IT blog.  The content is all still the same, but the name has just changed.  Over the next several months, you will notice small and incremental changes as I roll out the Techazine branding.  Unfortunately, my previous blog name, Tech Talk, had become far too generic since […]

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Endless possibilities for a MicroServer

Lots and lots of Possibilities This weekend, I was able to get the Proliant MicroServer Gen8 setup and powered on in my lab.  Its currently burning in and I’m doing some testing with it.  What do I think?  Well, you’ll have to wait until I have had more time with it before I share my […]

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Introducing the mystery product – an HP Proliant MicroServer Gen8

I teased you earlier that I had a special product coming to review and, today, I’m glad to announce that my HP Proliant MicroServer Gen8 has arrived.  Since I had other things going on yesterday evening, I didn’t even get to unbox it, but it will be soon. So, you may be wondering – what is […]

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