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Getting a drone for Christmas?  Don't wreck it, learn to fly it.
So, you may get a shiny new quadcopter for Christmas and you’re itching to fly it outside?  Don’t.  You’ll wreck it. Seriously. Much like Ralphie in “A Christmas Story [http:
My Next Adventure!
On May 9th, I started a new career. This wasn’t something I had planned.  I’ve been the VP/CIO of Information Services for my former company for a decade.  Before that
Prevent your ServiceNow Developer Instance from being reclaimed
I’m a big ServiceNow fan.  I became a bigger fan when they opened up a new Developer Program [] that included access to a free, personal ServiceNow Instance.  Just
SmushBox - Update on status and its future
Current Status of SmushBox and Smush Mobile My original review of the SmushBox is over here []. As I’m writing this I’ve currently just gotten my SmushBox
iBank for iPhone - Stuck in the Middle
Retail Info * Where to buy:iOS App Store [] * Retail Price:  $9.99 * Would I Pay Retail?Not
Correcting Invalid sys_class_name Entries in your CMDB
The Problem A few days ago, we started having strange behavior in our Configuration Management Database (CMDB).  When looking at certain classes of Configuration Items (CI) we would see the User Interface (UI)
Enabling a USB to Serial Port Adapter under OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Appears that with the coming of OS X 10.9 Mavericks, we are once again faced with various peripherals that cease to function correctly. I often do work that requires a serial port.
PadPivot iPad Gaming Mount
The PadPivot is a “Lap and Desk Stand” for the iPad and other tablet-sized devices.  I had purchased an original iPad the previous year and had kept looking for a nice desk stand
C-Loop Camera Strap Mount
The C-Loop was my introduction to the Kickstarter [] service.  If you don’t know, Kickstarter is a way for potential inventors / service providers to crowdfund their ideas.  It provides
Enable Email Notification on Impersonation Event
Today marks another milestone in my professional career.  I’m going to begin writing blog posts about a great new Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) tool called ServiceNow [].  We
iBank 5 - The Leader in Macintosh Personal Finance
Over the last 6 years, IGG Software []has continued to lengthen their lead in the Macintosh Personal Finance space, becoming the dominant player assisting you with all aspects of
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SmushBox - Smart SMS Texting for Everyone
On March 27th, I was listening to the Security Now podcast (Security Now #397 – “Listener Feedback #164” []), when Steve Gibson mentioned a Kickstarter []
Cryptolocker - An Executive Infection
On Monday morning, I got a call from one of our Executives telling me that his home computer was displaying a strange message and asking for some assistance.  I asked what was displaying
Using Hazel, Python, Lingon, and ARP to Determine if a Device is on your Network
A friend of mine (he has a blog over here []) gave me an idea for a program. He wanted to know when his kids got home (and when they left)

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