Try the 1 Story Project

January 22, 2014

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Find out what great authors are saying about you. You may even see scenes from your future. It’s easy. Answer three questions and write as much as you want. What are you most proud of accomplishing? What do you dream of in the future? What do you fear the most? Post your answers here and […]

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A Computer Did Not Write This Blog Post

January 8, 2014

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But a computer did write a novel.

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Kids Playing with Guns

December 23, 2011

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This not a Christmas story. Well, it did get laughs from the lone hunter at our office Christmas party. KIDS PLAYING WITH GUNS When I was a kid we had guns in the house. My favorites were the pistols: the Smith & Wesson, a solid piece of artillery, and the Luger, which had a long […]

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Optimizing IIS 7 for Applications

October 28, 2011

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Maximize a web application’s performance and availability in IIS 7 Here’s how:  Application Pool Put the app in it’s own Application Pool. This maximize’s resources available to the app.  When you have created the Application Pool turn off the default Recycling Conditions so your app doesn’t restart at awkward times, losing cached memory and user sessions. […]

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Successful IT Projects – Project Charter

September 23, 2011

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When starting an IT Project make sure  all stakeholders and the core team (systems analysts, subject matter experts,  developers, managers) agree on what the project will accomplish and document it in the Project Charter. Here’s a list of project charter essentials: Company letterhead Identifies who owns the charter, and who should be interested. Descriptive Title […]

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Ginny: What’s next in ‘Witch Lightning’

September 16, 2011

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He studied her face, then glanced around the cabin. Everything looked neat, fry pans and pots hanging on the wall above a white enameled wood stove, the chinking in the walls white except where blackened by smoke, a flower print cloth hanging over the window behind her. Two cots stood against the wall to his […]

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What Every Insomniac Should Know

September 8, 2011

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As I venture into the kingdom of old farts I’ve found a thing even more precious than a new Harley or Rogaine. Sleep. I used to take sleep for granted but can’t do that anymore. I’ve also found a day after sleeping well goes a lot better than a day without.  I’ve found the following helps with getting that […]

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