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Cool Site: Prey Project

In today's world system admins can't be too careful about where their equipment ends up, I've seen many Admins get panicked when a laptop goes missing, especially when the company doesn't have a decent check-in and check-out system for their equipment.  Though there isn't any fool proof way to find a stolen laptop, I've recently come across an [...]

Q&A Monday: Disable Programs that Start with Windows

Q&A Monday: Disable Programs that Start with Windows

Every once in a while, I get the following question: Question: How do I stop programs from running when I start up my computer? Answer: This is actually a very simple process.  The first place would be the check the windows start up folder, by clicking on the Start Bar going to programs and then finding the startup folder.  This is [...]

Q&A Moday: Lesser Known Word Shortcut Keys

Q&A Moday: Lesser Known Word Shortcut Keys

Question: I use Microsoft Word, are there any short-cut keys that could help me format my documents?  I've asked my IT guys, but they show me how to bold, italicize and etc but nothing really cool...do you know any? Answer: Crtl+Shift+D = Double Underline Ctrl+] = Increase Font Size Ctrl+] = Decrease Font Size Ctrl+Shift+A = Makes [...]

Outlook 2010 Beta Bug Fix

If like me, you downloaded the 2010 Office Beta, you may be  interested to know there is already a path out for the Outlook 2010 portion.  Now Microsoft releasing Patches is nothing new, and I think it's funny to release a patch for the product prior to it coming out, but that's exactly what the Beta process is for.  Apparently Outlook 2010 [...]

Virtualization Planning

Now when deciding you need to virtualize your network there are some things you need to consider prior to doing so.  Trust me, I thought I had every angle convered prior to my first virtualization, and I ran into some issues, so I wanted to give some tips on things to think of that you may not have, prior to making the jump. Does my [...]

Q&A Monday: Re: Looking for a Job

On February 5th 2010, I did a blog, talking about my experiences and some tips about looking for a job and I got the following question.  Rather than just answer the questions in the comments, I thought it would warrant an follow up entry.  Though I got e-mails saying the tips helped, I also got the following call for help. Blaine Selby [...]

Google Sync and Outlook 2010 Beta

Google Sync and Outlook 2010 Beta

    If you are like me, you usually rush to download the newest beta's that are released, and for some bragging rights, you loose some functionality.  That was the case with me and my download of the Office 2010 Beta, I use Google Sync to sync my Google and Outlook calendars, yet the Google Sync doesn't support the new 2010 Beta.  Now a geek [...]

Looking for a job

I have been absent from my regular posting due to the fact, that I myself have been found laid off and looking for a job.  Because I haven't been actively working with technology its been hard for me to sit down and write a blog.  All of a sudden it came to me today, I know I am not the only technology professional  who is caught in this circle [...]