Changes

With coming home from VMworld, I got inspired to finally do what I have meant to do for awhile — separate my eclectic blog.  I have seen the problem for awhile that while my URL for this blog features network administration and virtualization the actual blog does not.  It used to until my Youtube career or . . . → Read More: Changes

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Tagged by Jeri – 5 Questions

1. Where was I 10 years ago?

10 years ago, I was just forced out of the Guard in February.  I started a new job a new job at First Dakota National Bank in Yankton, SD.  This is my first real IT job, and it forced me to wear suits every day to work — no . . . → Read More: Tagged by Jeri – 5 Questions

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Busy-ness – the curse of an IT Professional,Fire-fighter, Marathoner

I have been extremely busy lately, and I am coming to realize that not all plans I have made are doable in light of it.  For example, my dreams of running a spring ultra-marathon are probably out the window.  I am missing multiple training runs with the cold weather.  This past week I even had to . . . → Read More: Busy-ness – the curse of an IT Professional,Fire-fighter, Marathoner

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Frustrated — Really frustrated…

First. a warning that what follows might be an overly self-pitying post. Life has the potentiality to be really frustrating right now.

First on the weight-side, Boston was an awesome time with Laura. I did come back being 6 pounds up – read 227 pounds. Since June 17, I have been working fruitlessly to take it off. . . . → Read More: Frustrated — Really frustrated…

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Reopening the blog

I am reopening the blog to more routine updates as I realize there is much going on with my life, which I really should be documenting at least for my own memories. Things like my ESX server deployment challenges or our current Active Directory / Nsure Identity Manager(DirXML) 2 project could be interesting reads if . . . → Read More: Reopening the blog

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Nearing hundred pounds down

Nothing major to report except the continued success of my change of eating and living. I am now nearing (within a pound) of being 100 pounds down. In addition, I have been biking more and longer with my eldest daughter. In fact tomorrow we are doing the annual Kiwanis Polk City . . . → Read More: Nearing hundred pounds down

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My day driving Vice President Cheney

Last Friday, I arrived home to find a message on the machine from the GOP state coordinator. (I have been volunteering quit a bit lately.) She asked if I would like to be a driver in VP Cheney motorcade next Tuesday (August 10). I am not sure who I will be driving, but I thought it . . . → Read More: My day driving Vice President Cheney

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Sorry for the lack posts

A combination of working for the new boss and other interests (like losing weight) has contributed to my lack of posts lately. The summer is usually a laissez-faire in terms of studying new technologies and taking on new issues. I do have one post waiting in the wings about Microsoft clustering upon Server 2003 . . . → Read More: Sorry for the lack posts

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Dilbert: Bosses

Dilbert.com

Sometimes Dilbert is so on the money . . . → Read More: Dilbert: Bosses

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New boss

I am currently in an adjustment period with a new boss, which is always tough. Not only is the confidence among your superiors suddenly have to be re-earned, but suddenly all past decisions are re-opened. Decisions, like even implementing Windows 2003 before SP1 is released, are reevaluated. The assumption becomes whatever was done . . . → Read More: New boss

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