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Microsoft officially kills Money (updated)

I’ve been a loyal Microsoft Money user since 2004 – well, maybe 2003.  My transaction logs go back to mid-2004, but I think I decided to start over with a new data file in 2004.  I’d played with MS Money since 2003 sometime, but I seriously approached it in 2004.  Yesterday, I learned, Microsoft will […]

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Did Apple lose its chance to capitalize on Vista?

I read a Digg for an article over at macworld.com entitled Apple has squandered the gift that was Vista.  I’m not sure I agree with the author’s perspective.  In fact, I think what Apple did might have been a very smart play.  After reading the piece, the author’s view seems to be that because Apple […]

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Mozy status update

Its been a couple weeks now since I’ve written a Mozy backup status update.  We have progressed quite a ways in the backup process.  I have interrupted the backups almost every evening once I get home because it was saturating my upstream connection and degrading my internet performance while I was trying to use it. […]

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Quest for certification: VCP

Ok, I’ll admit it.  I’ve taken the VCP test and didn’t pass.  (ok, not sure how many rungs I’ve just fallen on your ladder…  I’m sure a few).  So let me rationalize make excuses explain. I took the test last year at VMworld without studying much prior.  And, I hadn’t had any hand-on experience with […]

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My one lonely certification

Certifications have always been something high on my list to-do, but something I never seem to get to.  I did all the research and read skimmed most of the Microsoft library in a quest for MCP and MCSE about 8 or 9 years ago.  I never took a single test.  About five years ago, I […]

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Quick post – caught up in Google Reader

So, my life has been no less busy in the last 10 days, but I did catch up with my Google Reader and all the news of the day.  My wife is busy finishing a project management class for her Master program, so our family has been a little stretched lately.  On top of that, […]

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Busy, busy all the time

And now, a post about nothing….. Its finally happened.  I missed  a day in Google Reader… I didn’t read any of my news today.  I never got caught up enough at work to actually have time to take in the news.  I also didn’t have time to read much of my personal email during the […]

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“Online life after death”

And I quote CNN today – “New services promise online life after death.”  No, its not fountain of youth, but it is a real issue that some have already found — what happens to your virtual you when you die?  How do you securely transfer domains and virtual “real estate” that could have real value? […]

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Mozy backup update

So, its been exactly a week since I started my Mozy backup.  I have now progressed to completion of approximately 20GB of my data backed up.  My iMac froze (yes, it does happen…) one day and I had to restart it when I got home from work, but the backup kicked off again.  So, 20GB […]

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Major news outlets transitioning online

This post is a little off topic.  Some of you may know that I met my wife while working on our college newspaper together over 10 years ago.  So, beyond the technology, one of my other niche passions is the news business, particularly magazines and newspapers.  (I, also, hate the 24-hour news and how its […]

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