May 2006 archive

Say NO to Backup MX's

Word of advice … with a few exceptions, there is absolutely no need for most organizations to implement backup MX’s. In fact, if they are not setup and managed very carefully, they can cause significant harm to an organization. In the past week I’ve had two people on my mailing lists get their subscriptions suspended …

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For those who haven’t noticed, I’m using a new theme on the blog … it’s called Giraffe2 and is really flexible and cool. This theme, coupled with WordPress Widgets, make this blog really slick looking (if I do say so myself).

Stupid Outlook

Sometimes I really hate MS Outlook. Yesterday I had to run a test that Cindy, one of our QA people, was having problems with … she was trying to test our issue tracking system against a DB2/400 database, but were getting a system error from the iSeries. She emailed me the instructions … they was …

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Frustration Abounds

I had a very frustrating day at work today … nothing was working right … even when it did work right, it wasn’t supposed to. I’ve been trying to track down a bug in some software that only manifests when we put the system under a very heavy load. Unfortunately, a heavy load is very …

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Restart Required

Gahhhhh!!!! Sometimes I hate Windows (more than sometimes, actually)! Of course, I also hate software installers … especially those that require you to restart Windows after installing something … but don’t tell you before hand that it will (or may) be required. What I hate even more than that … is installers that require a …

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Film at 11

The article I mentioned before has been published! It’s in the May issue of IBM Systems Magazine. Since it’s not online (yet?), I’ve scanned it for those of you who do not have a subscription. Not a bad photo, if I do say so myself.