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The One in Which I Realized TV is Dying…

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012 in General | 1 comment

I am loyal. To a fault. Or, perhaps it is that I hate change.  Or moving.  Whatever. In any case, I am a Dish Network subscriber.  I have been for over 10 years.  I like it.  With the exception of very extreme weather (or, you know, trees growing in the way), it has worked flawlessly. However, on June 30, Dish dropped AMC.  I never noticed, as I never...

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SQL Express and 2008 Server

Posted by on Jul 29, 2011 in General | 0 comments

SQL Express is a good product.  It provides a free database server for low-level applications. However, by default, when installed on a 2008 server, it does not make the logged in administrator account a sysadmin.  You do have the option to do this during the install…unless you are installing a program, like LiveNote Admin, that includes a SQL 2005...

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Updating Sharepoint 2010 Foundation to SP 1

Posted by on Jul 26, 2011 in General | 1 comment

Well, like most people, I updated Sharepoint Foundation to SP 1.  And, like most people, search immediately stopped working. I had to do three things to get search back up and working again: 1)  Install SP 1 for Search Server Express 2)  Install the June Cumulative Update (CU), which is a hotfix that you have to request from Microsoft here.  This is...

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SBS 2003 and the Case of the OWA 503 Error

Posted by on Nov 24, 2010 in General | 0 comments

So this was a weird one. I was installing a law firm case management program for a client (no names, but rhymes with “Babacus”), and during the install a reboot was required.  At the time, everything seemed to be working correctly, and I continued on my merry way.  However, a couple of hours later, I got a call saying that Blackberries were...

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The Case *For* Facebook

Posted by on May 19, 2010 in General | 0 comments

Facebook has gotten a lot of heat lately.  Most of it is justified….their privacy settings are seemingly changed at a moments notice, and without any thought to what the average person would want to be set.  But, it does do one thing very well…bring old friends together. An example; for 20 years I worked for a law firm in San Francisco.  It...

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