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seen Nov 20 at 21:01

Just another sad, but unremarkable tale of a bright kid who squandered his potential and ruined his life by turning to a life of IT.

Since first embarking down this dark path, I've done a little bit of everything, from small businesses to large datacenters, Linux to Windows, networking and security, DBA roles and, in my darkest moments, even some light mainframe operations.

These days it's Microsft products paying the bills, for what difference it makes. Whether it's a multi-domain AD environment with tens of thousands of users, a small cluster of Linux webservers, or a tangled web of network cables, systems are all just complex tools to do complex jobs, perpetually in need of someone to make them perform better and ensure they're always available when someone needs them.

Since being a lawyer seemed to boring, being a doctor seemed to hard, and my idea of a good time usually involves using a powerful computer anyway, I really can't imagine doing anything else.


Oct
16
reviewed Reviewed What if I checked the box “Compress this drive to save disk space” on an SSD?
Oct
16
comment What if I checked the box “Compress this drive to save disk space” on an SSD?
No. No, it didn't. You couldn't have posted a more completley wrong answer if you were trying, FYI.
Oct
16
reviewed No Action Needed Save microsoft excel chart as jpg
Oct
16
revised Anybody knows a good article on filesystem basics?
Removed now obsolete complaint about this being closed/migrated from StackOverflow.
Oct
16
suggested suggested edit on Anybody knows a good article on filesystem basics?
Oct
16
reviewed No Action Needed Thunderbird view all feeds in a folder
Oct
15
reviewed No Action Needed Inserting line breaks between/before/after tables
Oct
15
reviewed No Action Needed Improving abysmal 802.11n wireless network
Oct
15
reviewed No Action Needed Excel insists on formatting HTML
Oct
15
reviewed No Action Needed Explorer image thumbnails are grey/incomplete/partial
Oct
15
reviewed Reviewed Unable to delete a file, shows path not found error
Oct
15
reviewed No Action Needed Navigating to a directory in Mac with Finder
Oct
15
reviewed No Action Needed Arbitrary Key Remapping on a Mac
Oct
15
reviewed No Action Needed Play music in a Skype call
Oct
15
reviewed No Action Needed Notepad++ doesn't launch (notepad++.exe present in the task manager)
Oct
15
reviewed No Action Needed Windows 7 Home: how to configure a logon script
Oct
15
reviewed No Action Needed What is the path for the “Personalize” control panel in Windows 7?
Oct
15
comment What do you call the area on a hard disk smaller than a sector?
I'm talking about the spot that stores 1 bit of data, the tiny little area that stores either a 1 or a 0 magnetically. ... and what's wrong with calling it a "bit?"
Oct
15
comment Could not Remote Login or Ping server
Microsoft Update KB2667402 (critical update, patches a vulnerability in terminal services) has been known to cause this. For me, installing the "next" group of patches always seemed to restore terminal services, but others have had success with uninstalling the patch and reinstalling it manually, on its own. The lack of detail in your post makes it hard to say if this is the case for you or not, but it's worth a look - see if KB2667402 was one of the updates installed.
Oct
14
reviewed No Action Needed Org mode capture