Archive for the ‘How To’ Category

I recently found myself faced with a 2.5″ NTFS formatted laptop hard drive from a 5 year old laptop that wouldn’t cooperate and would constantly fail so I decided to try and recover what I could from the drive by running SpinRite, a great application from Steve Gibson of Gibson Research that I have used successfully […]

Performance issues with VMWare Fusion 6.01 running on OS X 10.9 Mavericks resolved by fine tuning App Nap options

Certified ScrumMaster

20, Dec 2011

ScrumMaster training is a solid foundation on the fundamentals of Scrum and the process of product management and development in an agile environment.

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is an often misunderstood concept even among the ranks of IT professionals. While many SOA initiatives have manifested and exposed internal business logic in the form of web services the approach for SOA is actually very non-technical and is rooted in a deep understanding of the business and strategic goals and involves an ever evolving process of continuous improvement and refinement. This makes the approach both strategic and operationally focused. In this post I will outline what I feel are some critical components necessary for a successful SOA-based project.

Book Review: REWORK

23, May 2011

Rework offers a refreshing series of essays covering a variety of topics many startups and nascent entrepreneurs would be wise to follow. From the cultivation of a “culture” to the core of what drives your business…the people and hiring those who are really driven and will help your organization grow by sparking a passion and desire to build not just profitable but exciting organizations your employees and customers can get behind.

Linked-In Labs has a new data visualization feature that shows the links between your different contacts and relationships within LinkedIn.  Simply log-in to inmaps.linkedinlabs.com and you can see the relationships unfold. Above is a copy of my map of contacts and their corresponding relationships primarily in the healthcare and IT fields grouped by relationship types, […]

Some big ideas come from asking pretty simple questions… As it turns out the inspiration and vision for the development of an innovative Care Delivery Platform at WellMed was born out of necessity.  A necessity to accurately and efficiently deliver timely information about patients health status to caregivers at the point of care and document […]

I downloaded and installed the final release of Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala on my Dell M4400.  So far I’m very impressed with the fit and finish of this latest Linux release.  Evolution is one of the many e-mail clients avaialble for Linux but one of the very few with the ability to access your corporate […]

The installation for Windows 7 is much faster via USB than CD so I decided to cut as much time off any install as possible by installing the distribution media onto USB rather than the old-school circa 1998 CD-ROM method. If this interests you then continue reading…

So I’ve been running Windows 7 since early September when the release to production copy was opened up for MSDN subscribers.  I can honestly attest that this is by far the best relese of Windows to come out of Redmond to-date.  The ugly duckling known as Vista has shed its skin and what has emerged […]


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