Resourcefulness, Initiative and Grit

29. December 2016 Opinion, Philosophy 0
When faced with some problem, most of us (let’s be honest) are habituated toward shopping for and purchasing some product that “solves” our problem. But the marketplace is not lacking in products. What is lacking, I believe, is spirit. When I was just a young boy, I thought that owning a new pair of sneakers would ...

How to Fall in Love with your Job: Always do your best

22. December 2016 Business, Opinion 1
Peter, most people don’t like their jobs. But you go out there and find something that makes you happy. –Office Space Even half a century ago, most people could not have connected with this movie as well as they do today. Memes from this modern classic can be found everywhere on the Internet, and people can instantly ...

Hyper-V Failover Cluster Best Practices (footnotes)

08. December 2016 Technical 2
Some of you may be familiar with this handy best practices checklist, published by Microsoft. Actually it comes in three varieties currently (I haven’t seen an updated one for 2016 yet): 2012 Hyper-V Best Practices and 2012 R2 Hyper-V Best Practices 2008 R2 Hyper-V Best Practices It’s a pretty good resource. In my many years deploying and ...

Without a backup, your pants are on fire

01. December 2016 Business, Opinion 1
I shouldn’t even need to write this article. It’s silly, but I have to do it anyway.  So here it goes… Not having a backup of mission critical applications and data is an emergency equivalent to having your pants on fire. Most business owners and stakeholders already assume that you have a backup–they assume that, even ...