Category: Tech

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DropZone 3.5 keyboard shortcuts

DropZone 3.5 has some nice improvements

I’m not much for GUI features like drag-and-drop and all that; if there’s any command-line way to do it, I’d prefer to keep my hands on the keyboard. However, Aptonic’s DropZone is a handy...

Overview of Lync Server 2010 setup

Recently I volunteered to set up Microsoft Lync Server 2010 as a simple instant messaging system to replace Novell Messenger. Now, Lync and its earlier iterations of Office Communicator Server (OCS) can be a...

The strangest Windows Update bug: error 0x80243004

I was just attempting to patch a Windows Server 2008 R2 VM when Windows Update failed with error 0x80243004, which wasn’t familiar. A little Googling revealed the source of the problem, and the improbable...

PowerCLI for easy VMware automation

I’ve had VMware’s PowerCLI installed on my admin PC for months now, but I hadn’t had a chance to use it until today. But I’m glad I did! On several previous occasions I’ve needed...

New article to kickoff the PowerShell Primer series

Today I’m starting a new series of posts which will server as an introduction to some of the joys of PowerShell scripting. Yeah, that’s right: I said “joys”… seriously! PowerShell is powerful as the...

My Favorite Bookmarklets

Since I spend so much time with the web browser every day, at work and at home, I have become an extension junkie. I just can’t resist all these browser add-ins that make me...

Comment Spam

I need some tips here from the Greater Internet Community, so chime in if you have any suggestions! I’m getting annoyed with comment spam on a couple of the websites I manage: First, on...

You can’t swim when the pool is empty!

Yesterday I was handed a fun little problem by my cube-neighbor: one of our many Citrix servers was randomly getting the dreaded error event 2019 “The server was unable to allocate from the system...

Favorite MS Office Add-ins

I have a confession to make: I love Micro$oft Office 2007 (and 2010). After using Word, Excel and Outlook frequently over the years I had become quite used to the standard menus, features, and...