Friday, December 16, 2011

IE 9 isn't all that bad. Please don't delete me from your RSS reader.

I'm going to say a phrase, you will then have 15 seconds to shout whatever you want at your computer screen and then continue reading.

Internet Explorer

Thursday, December 8, 2011

I got a cat recently. Yes, this is sysadmin related.

I got a cat at the end of October. He's 6 months old, and is probably the best thing ever. He was very sick and docile when we got him from the shelter, but he's taken a turn for the better lately and is making up for lost time by playing with everything. My fiancee and I went to Petco and got him a lot of toys (too many probably). He has balls with bells in them, a catnip mouse with a bell on the tail, feathers of bungees that hang from his cat house, etc. He's got it all. What toy is his favorite, you might ask? Two straws tied together. Out of all of the expensive and fancy things that we bought, he loves two straws that cost about $0.02.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Managing Stale Computers

It happens to everyone. A Helpdesk staffer removes a computer from an office or lab, doesn't tell anyone, and sends it to the scrap heap. For small organizations, this isn't a big deal. Eventually, someone will notice and remove the corresponding object from Active Directory. In larger organizations, this can lead to hundreds or even thousands of orphaned accounts in AD over time, if left unattended. For places that base their inventories off of AD, or use data exports from AD as a foundation, this can make it a real pain.