Thank you!

I attended a reception a few weeks ago.  During the mingling and small talk, I was introduced to a lady that I knew by reputation.  Our...

Call In The Backup

Ah, backups!  Everywhere I turn, some system is needing, wanting or performing a backup.  Some systems take them once an hour.  Other...

The Scourge of IT Support

Ah, yes…here we are well into the 21st century.  The Information Age and the Age of Mobile Computing are in our rear view mirror.  We are...

Confetti

So, how many of you figured out that a new iPhone came out last week? In case you missed it, it wasn’t because for lack of trying on...

Keep Reading For More Cats

DR Gone Bad – Disaster recovery is always a popular topic within the IT nerd crowd.  Disaster recovery architectures allow IT...

America’s Digital Workforce

Editors Note:  This week’s column is presented by “Bit”, the National Director of the Advocacy for a Digital Workforce. Hey, guys!  It’s...

Who’s On Your Network?

I want you to do something when you get back to your house or apartment.  Take out your phone or laptop, and look at the available Wi-Fi...

The Best and the Brightest

Each year, the Georgia Tech Alumni Network of Augusta conducts a send-off event for the class of rising freshmen from the local area. ...

The TA is online

The last week of July.  For residents of Augusta, Georgia, two things are absolutely certain during this time of the year.  First, the...

Happy Birthday to Me

Ah, the advantages of a summertime birthday….That’s probably something you might not expect to hear.  I can attest from experience that...

CM or Die

For the IT professional, Configuration Management is probably one of the most despised yet one of the most important functions of the...

Take a Note

Stop for a minute.  Close your eyes, and think of something.  A person.  A place.  A dream.  Visualize it, and see it so clearly that you...

For Profit

Currently in America, it is very fashionable to speak negatively of the private sector.  The conventional wisdom proclaims that all...

Bugs Do Not Come From Computers

This past Memorial Day holiday, thousands of travelers were stranded in New York due to a reported “computer glitch.”  This “computer...

NOT A Disaster

It is a perfectly good Monday morning.  The kids are off to school without drama (mostly), and I arrive at the office a few minutes...

This Week in Tek

Tesla Scores Again – Have you read any of the reviews for the new Tesla Model X?  It’s the latest entry in Tesla’s line of 100% electric...

Living at 3%

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure to see Cirque de Soleil in Atlanta.  The show is spectacular!  If you don’t have plans to see it, you...

Making Progress

It seems that every Monday afternoon when I sit down to write this column, Microsoft Updater tells me that a patch for Microsoft Word is...

BASH on Windows

Bash on Windows (circa 1999) – The action of voicing a negative opinion toward Microsoft and/or the Windows operating system, typically,...

STOP SHOUTING AT ME!

The topic doesn’t matter.  Even a simple comment regarding that latest (and cutest) cat video causes you to cringe.  This has got to be...