2006-06-09 "Blowin’ In The Wind"

As Arnold Schwarzenegger said in Terminator 3 … “I’m back!!!”After a four month self-imposed hiatus from these public newsgroups, hopefully I can quickly jump back into the “swing” of things in SBS land. If you are interested in reading about my last four months, click on this link:http://msmvps.com/blogs/kwsupport/default.aspx Of course, first things first — and in this case, it’s the Song of the Week. I watched an interesting TV biography on Bob Dylan the other week, so we will go with a true oldie but goodie. So get your guitar and tambourine and flower power out as wecome together to … Continue reading 2006-06-09 "Blowin’ In The Wind"

2006-01-28 "Here Comes The Sun"

It’s the last weekend of January, and here in Florida we actually have the air conditioner running in the house. It was a beautiful day to be outside. Annually, in Tampa, we celebrate Gasparilla Day, which is when the pirate Jose Gaspar sails up into Tampa Bay, takes over the city, and then they throw a big parade.http://tbo.com/entertainment/gasparilla/ Being outside and enjoying the sun, reminded me of a fun song to play on the guitar, George Harrison’s (Beatles) “Here Comes The Sun”Here Comes The Sunaka Here Comes More WorkWAV: http://www.delta.ro/beatles/beatles/herecome.wav Here comes more work, do do do do Here comes … Continue reading 2006-01-28 "Here Comes The Sun"

2006-01-21 "Lady Madonna"

Better late than never to ramp up the songmobile for 2006!   I’ve been mostly out of commission the last few weeks as the coughing / sneezing / sore throat bug has been going around at home, with friends and at the office. I think I will survive, so let’s move on!   My signature line that I’ve used for years with my posts (“The days pass by so quickly now…”) come from an old John Denver song, ‘Poems, Prayers & Promises’. After working wiith computers for over 30 years, the line seems to some it all up very nicely. There’s never … Continue reading 2006-01-21 "Lady Madonna"

2005-12-31 "Auld Lang Syne"

The year 2005 is nearly over, and what a year it has been. We’ve endured Mother Nature’s powerful strength this year. In January we were stil reeling from the tsunami disaster. We battled hurricanes this fall, and the hurricanes usually won (especially in New Orleans). And right now we’re watching heavy damages due to fires in Oklahoma, and extreme cold and freezing in parts of Europe.On the SBS front, the big news was the rollout of SBS Service Pack 1. Our hats are off to all those who live on the “bleeding edge” and were part of the beta testing of … Continue reading 2005-12-31 "Auld Lang Syne"

2005-12-23 "O Holy Night"

I was not able to get a Song of the Week posted the last couple of weeks as I have been either traveling out of town or just having too many good Christmas parties! But with Christmas upon us, let’s make sure this week closes on a good note, with probably my number one Christmas carol of all time:O Holy Night!aka O What a Waste!O what a waste,the files are loading slowlyIt is the night when our system goes liveLong did we wait, to swing our server o-verBecause we thought that R2 would soon be hereA thrill of hope: we worked … Continue reading 2005-12-23 "O Holy Night"

2005-12-04 "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer"

The holiday season is officially upon us. So, let’s kick it in gear with a new version of a holiday classic:   Rudolph, the red-nosed Reindeer aka Windows, the oft-cursed Platform   Windows, the oft-cursed platform Had a very shiny start And if you ever used it You would even say it’s smart   All of the other platforms Used to laugh and call it names They never though that Windows Could live up to all it’s claims   Then one dreary, winter day Bill Gates came to say Windows, listen, I’m your boss, Got to make you run like DOS   Then … Continue reading 2005-12-04 "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer"

Driver Update Challenge

For years, I have recommended people to only use WU/MU/WSUS to install critical updates, and to avoid at all cost installing or updating any drivers that these tools may report. But, I have also talked to many Microsoft people who tell me that updating drivers via WU/MU/WSUS do (or should) work. I would love to hear from anyone who regularly uses WU/MU/WSUS to perform driver updates on production workstations and/or servers. If I can get more than ten positive stories, I’d be willing to put my own home production server and one workstation on the line and try it. So, you have … Continue reading Driver Update Challenge

I’m Back!!!

Well, as Arnold Schwarzeger said  in Terminator 3: “I’m back!” Back in February I had to put myself on a self imposed hiatur from posting in the public newsgroup, because oif a variety of personal and business related issues. Every person needs to learn when to say ‘No’, even to those things that he or she dearly loves. I recall a pastor once saying that every good thing is not God’s thing for your life. So here’s the short version of my life the last 4 months: 1) At the beginning of 2006 I had a 3 day physical at the Mayo … Continue reading I’m Back!!!