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Is the growing social-sourced economy the modern back door into socialism?
Thu, May 5th 2016 8
Want to be whitelisted? Here are some sensible rules for web site advertising
Wed, Apr 20th 2016 13
Fantastic new series on Syfy called “The Expanse” – for people who love traditional science fiction
Wed, Dec 30th 2015 11
My suggestion is to stay away from PayAnywhere(dot)com
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 6
Here is one for you VMWARE gurus - particularly if you run ESXi without fancy drive arrays
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 8
The Killer of Orphans (Orphan Documents)
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 10
MWLUG -- Is there anything you want to see me speak about there?
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Want to be whitelisted? Here are some sensible rules for web site advertising
Wed, Apr 20th 2016 13
Fantastic new series on Syfy called “The Expanse” – for people who love traditional science fiction
Wed, Dec 30th 2015 11
The Killer of Orphans (Orphan Documents)
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 10
Are you using a Surface Pro 2 or another Windows 8.1 Tablet? Want to use Traveler on the touch screen? It works!
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 8
A brilliant concept -- Compulsive Narrative Syndrome
Sun, Jan 18th 2015 8
Here is one for you VMWARE gurus - particularly if you run ESXi without fancy drive arrays
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 8
Is the growing social-sourced economy the modern back door into socialism?
Thu, May 5th 2016 8
IBM Domino Servers STILL don't support SSL SHA-2 Certificates - and about to be a PROBLEM
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 7
Warning: IBMs Interim Fix adding TLS 1.0 to Domino can break connections from Python and some other scripting clients
Tue, Nov 4th 2014 6
Delivering two new presentations at Developer Camp 2015 in Germany
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 6




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Is the growing social-sourced economy the modern back door into socialism?
Thu, May 5th 2016 10:30a   Andrew Pollack
Is the growing social-sourced economy the modern back door into socialism? I read a really insightful post a couple of days ago that suggested the use of social network funding sites like “Go Fund Me” and “Kickstarter” have come about and gained popularity in part because the existing economy in no longer serving its purpose for anyone who isn’t already wealthy. Have the traditional ways to get new ventures funded become closed to all but a few who aren’t already connected to them an
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Want to be whitelisted? Here are some sensible rules for web site advertising
Wed, Apr 20th 2016 4:40p   Andrew Pollack
An increasing number of websites are now detecting when users have ad-blocking enabled, and refuse to show content unless you "whitelist" their site (disable your ad-blocking for them). I think that is a fair decision on their part, it's how they pay for the site. However, if you want me (and many others) to white list your site, there are some rules you should follow. If you violate these rules, I won't whitelist your site, I'll just find content elsewhere. 1. The total space taken up by a
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Fantastic new series on Syfy called “The Expanse” – for people who love traditional science fiction
Wed, Dec 30th 2015 7:15p   Andrew Pollack
[] “The Expanse” is a new science fiction series being broadcast onthe Syfy channelthis winter. It’s closely based on a series of books by author James S. A. Corey beginning with “Leviathan Wakes”. There are 5 books in the “Expanse” series so far. If you’re a fan of the novels you’ll appreciate how closely the books are followed.TIP: The first five episodes are already available on Syfy.com. If you’re having trouble getting into the characters and plot, use those to get up to
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My suggestion is to stay away from PayAnywhere(dot)com
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 4:01p   Andrew Pollack
Here’s a cautionary story, with my personal suggestion that you stay away from any service offered by “PayAnywhere.com” or “North American Bankcard” or “PhoneSwipe.com”. I’m documenting this, as I told them I would, so that when other people search for information about them, they can be a bit more informed. This is my story of interacting them. I’m sure other people have had other experiences. Over the summer, I decided to drop my previous credit card processing service and tr
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Here is one for you VMWARE gurus - particularly if you run ESXi without fancy drive arrays
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 3:07p   Andrew Pollack
I think I may have just found the source of some real bottlenecks in my virtual environment. V MWARE is this incredibly powerful platform, and the ESXi version lets even a SOHO environment run multiple virtual machines, housing a whole environment in a single big box. I absolutely love it, and support several virtual environments using it in a few places. There are, however, some confusing settings that aren't easily understood or documented. When you're dealing with inexpensive gear, the issu
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The Killer of Orphans (Orphan Documents)
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 11:08a   Andrew Pollack
Those damn orphans are harder to kill than you think. Maybe you'll spot the error faster than I did -- or maybe this will help you. I have a customer with a help desk application created in the mid 1990s. It started causing major issues so I looked into it and found it had grown to over 20gb in size. A check of the database properties showed a whopping 453,355 documents, and of course, many of those have screen shots. When I spoke to the client, she swore she'd deleted everything older than 1/




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