I Actually Miss Outlook

I never thought it would come to this but I actually miss Microsoft Outlook since converting to a Linux-based desktop at my new role. I’m using Evolution but it just falls short in several ways and none of the alternatives do anything to reduce my frustration in dealing with email. Evolution Hangs Evolution hangs for […]

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PowerShell 10961B Training – Top 5 Take Aways

I recently attended the Microsoft 10961B PowerShell training course. In the spirit of sharing, here are my top five take aways for those new to PowerShell: Take Away 1: Learning and using PowerShell is all about command and knowledge discovery. Three cmdlets that help us learn about PowerShell concepts, lookup commands and inspect objects: Get-Help […]

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Microsoft Nomenclature

My friend just linked me to an amazing example of Microsoft nomenclature that he came across while diagnosing a boot problem on his Windows 7 PC. The phrase “WTF?” comes to mind. From http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314470: System Volume The system volume refers to the disk volume that contains the hardware-specific files that are needed to start Windows, […]

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I’m in z-push Limbo

Sparked by the purchase of a new phone with Internet connectivity and native support for push email (ableit with ActiveSync), I decided to see what I could do about pushifying the IMAP server at work. We run Dovecot 1.1 with a MySQL backend and Postfix for MTA duties. Everything requires both TLS and SSL for […]

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