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Liquidation rip-offs

This is going to be short post… part of my New Years resolution to be more postive…  I’ll warn you, this one is just a rant.  Its just one of those things that irks me.   We went to Circuit City this past weekend, again.  Its only the 3rd time we have been in the […]

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Google Gears, for offline use, rocks

There was a time when I was the first on the block to try everything new that came out.  Those times have long since past and family and other priorities have taken over.  But this weekend, I was able to try Google Gears and finally understood the value of the service.  Over the years, I’ve […]

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Guest blog entry

I was invited to write a guest entry for Matt Simmon’s Standalone SysAdmin blog while he’s on vacation.  My entry about patch management in virtual environments appeared today…  http://standalone-sysadmin.blogspot.com/2009/02/software-patching-is-other-benefit-of.html

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More iPhoto ’09 goodies

About the same time I pressed publish on my impressions of iPhoto ’09, looks like another article went live on Gizmodo.  It is full of tips and tricks and is a more exhaustive review of the software.  http://i.gizmodo.com/5142596/iphoto-09-the-definitive-review-and-tip-sheet

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Hands-on with iPhoto ’09

I had pretty high expections of iPhoto ’09 after its debut during MacWorld.  The features I saw weren’t revolutionary, but they were welcome additions to the software.  Facial recognition and geo-tagging were the two key features introduced, but it was the social networking ties that really shined.  I have been playing with the software for […]

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Almost 30 years later, Apple ][‘s still showing up

One of my other passions is the TV show LOST on ABC.  I’ve been an avid Lostie since it debuted about four years ago.  And what I’ve found as a geeky side-game is the producer’s use of old Apple hardware in the series.  We have seen one of these in the Swan station, which played […]

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In search of a DPAP photo server

I’m trying very hard to research and find a good DPAP photo server, which could serve as a repository of photos accessible via iPhoto.  I see a lot of solutions like Firefly Media Server that work for iTunes media servers and I know that DPAP is based on DMAP, same as the DAAP which iTunes […]

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iLife ’09 shipping, in stores tomorrow

iLife ’09 has begun shipping.  I received my confirmation just a few minutes ago that it is shipping and scheduled for arrival tomorrow via FedEx.  Reports started surfacing as early as last night that the software had begun shipments for some areas.  Apple also announced that iLife ’09 would be available in stores starting tomorrow, […]

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Running Virtual Center/vCenter as a virtual machine or virtual appliance

I’m wondering what everyone else in the world does…  I’m investigating running Virtual Center/vCenter as a virtual machine in order to remove two additional physical servers running Windows 2003 Enterprise in a cluster.  I’m also very interested in running vCenter as a Linux virtual appliance when that becomes available.  Is anyone out there running vCenter […]

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Con-call to discuss VMware View

Not long ago, we did a demo of VMware’s VDI product at HTC.  To be honest, we were underwhelmed at the time.  Fast forward to December and VMware remedied that problem with the release of VMware View.  We are just in the beginnings of the trial for the View 3.0 product and we haven’t gotten […]

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