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Amazon Route 53 0

Amazon Route 53

Amazon announced their new Route 53 DNS service a few days ago.  Never one to let a gizmo go untested, I immediately signed up and I’m now hosting DNS for eal.us through Route 53.  Looks...

Dump Chrome for Firefox?  Maybe so… 1

Dump Chrome for Firefox? Maybe so…

I have been an avid and delighted user of Google’s Chrome browser almost since the first day it was available.  It is wicked fast, unobtrusive, and rock solid.  Mostly. But lately the love affair...

Peaches, peaches, everywhere! 0

Peaches, peaches, everywhere!

We drove down to Manchester, Georgia today (down in middle Georgia kind of near Fort Valley) and picked peaches at Hudson Farm.  Great fun, although it was a little bit more humid than I like...

Weird SQL Server Management Studio Problem 0

Weird SQL Server Management Studio Problem

For the supremely geeky among us… Recently, my copy of SQL Server 2008 Management Studio began failing with this error message: Unable to cast COM object of type ‘System.__ComObject’ to interface type ‘Microsoft.VisualStudio.OLE.Interop.IServiceProvider’.  This...

Outlook cannot start 0

Outlook cannot start

After applying updates, I was unable to launch Microsoft Outlook 2007. Every time I tried, it would open the frame of the main window, then fail with a modal dialog box: Cannot start Microsoft...

St. Baldrick’s – The Video 0

St. Baldrick’s – The Video

My son Christopher and I shaved our heads last Sunday in solidarity with kids who have cancer and typically lose their hair during treatment.  With your help, we raised over $2,250 to help fund...

I’m Going Bald! 3

I’m Going Bald!

You heard it right – I’m shaving my head in solidarity with children who have cancer and typically lose their hair during treatment, while raising critical funds for childhood cancer research! In the US,...

Cool Video Tools 0

Cool Video Tools

I had a client ask me today to help with converting a bunch of WMV video files (Windows Media – Video) so that he could store them on his T-Mobile G1 and watch them....

Miracle on the Hudson 0

Miracle on the Hudson

This is awesome!  It’s a simulator re-creation of the flight of USAirways Flight 1549 that suffered a bird strike and went down in the Hudson River in late 2009, complete with overlays of the...