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Everything Needs Maintenance, Even a Blog

Everything Needs Maintenance, Even a Blog

It is been my general experience that many auto mechanics typically have cars that run in less than ideal condition. IT professionals often have computers and websites that are similarly plagued with less than ideal configuration and are sorely in need of maintenance. As it goes with mechanics, so it goes with IT. We spend all day working on computers, and then we have to go home and work on them some more…really?!? This is not exactly what I call…

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Training Often Gets Forgotten in the Rush to Release The New

Training Often Gets Forgotten in the Rush to Release The New

When I was early in my career, I often aggressively rolled out new systems and applications with minimal planning or rigorous testing.  Some very serious lessons were learned during those times about the importance of rolling out platforms with a plan.  Call me completely insane but I actually rolled out a new Microsoft operating system early in its life cycle (pre-SP1) on a brand-new Dell laptop line.  I am not sure a worse match had ever been made as we…

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Update on My Evernote to OneNote Transition

Update on My Evernote to OneNote Transition

I have been using OneNote diligently for the last week.  And this time I have come across several features of one note that I find are superior to Evernote and several items where Evernote clearly takes Microsoft out to the proverbial woodshed.  One of these days, a smart software developer is going to develop software, specifically the way I want to work.  Until then, I will be doomed to live the life of a typical software user who has to take…

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Giving Something New a Try: Evernote to OneNote

Giving Something New a Try: Evernote to OneNote

I have been an Evernote user for a long time.  I have been delighted with the product and have never experienced a single problem or glitch.  With that being said, I moved my content out from Evernote and into Microsoft OneNote. If it is not broke, why fix it?  Well, I am in IT, and sometimes we are just gluttons for punishment.  When I test something, I really test it.  I do not play with things that I test.  I want…

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