Monthly Archives: November 2012

First Implessions of Microsoft Surface

The BIM9 team was lucky enough to get a Microsoft Surface for AU this year to show off in the booth. Our intention is to show it connecting to our Private BIM Cloud. I can say it does that quite

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The iPhone HDR app that I use.

I haven’t been taking by Nikon’s with me for quite some time.  I don’t know if its because they are too large to pack, or I am just lazy.  Maybe its because I have been happy with my iPhone 4s

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OpEd: Making a better I.T. Department

I have been doing I.T. work for a good 20 years now. Starting with AutoCAD support for a local Las Vegas reseller, Holman’s of Nevada, Inc.  I learned a lot about customer service and how to take care of our

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RAID 5 or RAID 6 what to choose.

Easy answer, and less reading RAID 6. I bet you are wondering why, well i’ll tell ya.  Hard drives fail for one of two reasons, either a hardware failure or a media failure. Hardware failures are fairly straight forward the

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RDP options for OS X

There are a few different options for connecting to Windows Remote Desktop from your Mac.  Many are free of charge; some cost a little bit on money.  Lets take a look at a few of the popular options and discuss

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Bill’s Extended Mulligan Golf Rules

There has always been a fierce controversy on the golf course about the Mulligan rule, and how many times you can play it.  Well it may be really documented quite well, but who cares. I have come up with three

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Changing RDP TCP Port Number

Why would anyone in their right mind want to change the TCP port number that RDP listens on. Well one reason is a false scenes of security, a good port sniffer can figure out if its RDP or not.  Speaking

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Windows Hyper-V Server 2012, case of the readonly disk.

While building a Private BIM Cloud today on Microsoft Windows Hyper-V Server 2012, I ran in to a little issue. The second RAID set was read-only, weird.  After doing a bunch of stupid “Fixes” I found the real solution: Note:

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