Microsoft internal videos

One thing that was new to me was the number of ‘internal’ promo videos made by each Microsoft BU. There seems to be a real drive to fill headcount by recruiting and poaching enocuraging people to move across. During my New Employee Orientation (NEO) this was one of the better videos – for Entertainment and […]

What’s playing for the pack & load

I’ll keep updating this. Tracks of the weekend so far: The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name (Tom Neville Remix) Goldfrapp – Ooh La La Happy Mondays – 24 Hour Party People (Jon Carter Remix) Colin Meloy – lead vocalist of The Decemberists – live Durutti Column – Sketch for Summer Ah – Colin […]

Winning beers from Utah

We joke about Utah beer – but the hand-crafted local brews are big on taste if not on alcohol. Good to see that several of our favourites won at the 2008 World Beer Cup: Category 11: Other Low Strength Ale or Lager (15 Entries) Silver MedalPolygamy PorterUtah Brewers CooperativeSalt Lake City, Utah Bronze MedalProvo Girl […]

Covad scheduled maintenance; notification and lost weekends

This weekends move plan: park the DNS for the domains finish the email hosting moves (move mail, redirect MX) start decommissioning servers for move reconfigure wireless for interim access Totally shot because covads customer systems are offline between Friday night and Sunday night. No notification at all. I’ve now got to reschedule during Monday when […]

FolderShare vs. iFolder 3

I recently discovered Windows Live FolderShare. (Thanks Vic!) Installed and running in minutes – it’s for syncing files and content between machines; in fact it’s the same functionality that was introduced in iFolder 3 for peer-peer sharing. Worth a look for home use; supports Windows XP, Vista and OS X.

Spam, Spam, Spam

Moving the mail from home to the Google hosted service really has made my daily and weekly admin easier. The main thing that’s changed is the amount of spam and the infrastructure needed to manage it: The last few spam coming in are for the non-switched domains – they’ll be switched over at the end […]

Moving – mail

I finally moved the mail service to Google Apps. I looked long and hard; and even thought about moving the mail to a hosted environment for a few months. Finally I tested out the google hosted email service – and it looks pretty good. On the positives: fully hosted, in the cloud service backup, restore […]

WordPress 2.5

This was released at the end of last week – and it’s running on one of my blogs (this one – www.evilzenscientist.com) Still running 2.3.x on the others – mainly for the Gallery 2 integration plugin WPG2. WPG2 is a great plugin, ozgreg and capt_kirk have done a great job of making the join between […]