Archive for the 'Geek Stuff' Category

How John Ringo Ruined My Zombie Apocalypse

May 2nd, 2016

I have a zombie problem, a serious one. No, the dead are not walking up to my porch, pounding on the back door to get inside for a screaming snack. Those are just socialist wanna-be’s trying to get at any extra cash I may have stashed away. The zombie problem I have is more cerebral […]

Windows 8

September 15th, 2011

Well, I’ve decided I ought to get more into the habit of blogging again and I’ve been handed a perfect opportunity in the form of the Windows 8 Developers’ Preview release. Now I’m not one of those who has to jump on every new thing that comes along, but since starting my current job I’ve […]

The Last Weekend

January 29th, 2010

This is my last weekend of unemployment- the new job begins Monday, February 1st. What does that mean? It means No cell phone, no Blackberry, no worries about being yanked out of bed at 3:00 AM because a customer  did something “that shouldn’t have affected anything!” And believe me when I say that is the […]

Humble pie

August 14th, 2008

I’m a Windows Administrator by profession and there’s always a healthy, if sometimes strident, level of competition with the UNIX side of the house. Recently we had a 2003 server go black on us. The server was up and functioning, but any attempt to RDP or logon to the console was met with a black […]

Some geek action

July 29th, 2007

I’ve been busy for a bit, so little posting is the result. Built my new computer- Athlon X2 64 5300, 2GB DDR2 800 with a Gigabyte GeForce 8500 GT 512MB PCIe graphics card.  The thing screams under XP 32-bit, but I’ve noticed the drivers from the Gigabyte motherboard leave a bit to be desired. Reports […]