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Blog posts and ramblings to chronicle my adventures in life. This may contain technology, family, business or products that I enjoy.


Hi, I’m Jim. A father, husband, business owner, entrepreneur, and a person who loves technology. I semi-often update this blog.


Feel free to reach out to me with questions, contact, business ideas, projects or just a random Hello. Located in the Mitten state.

Recent Posts

Migration to Sourceforge.net

I have finally completed the move from gotdotnet.com to sourceforge.net. You can get to the sourceforge page at this link: http://sourceforge.net/projects/iisreporter/ So far I have been really happy with the sourceforge location. I ended up udating my CVS to use sourceforge. I am currently using both SourceSafe and TortoiseCVS. Just…

Launch of IISreporter.com

I finally go around to launching the site iisreporter.com. Both to hold the iisreporter project but to also allow for a place to discuss IIS issues. Please email me if you have any more ideas. www.iisreporter.com Still working on content.

Mobile Devices

Well I have been searching for the perfect mobile device. Cell phone, handheld, and web browsers. Let me tell you that I have not found it yet. This all started with the need for a new cell phone. After testing a Palm Treo 600, and the black berry I decided…

AOL Standalone Browser

I do a lot of coding for web sites and web applications. One of the major issues we have is the way an app or site renders in a particular browser. For example, a site that uses tags will render entirely different in Firefox / Mozilla than in I.E. This…

Google Maps

Google just released their beta of google maps. http://maps.google.com It seems to me like the browser wars of years ago. Now instead we have MSN, Google, and Yahoo. Each seem to be trying to out do each other. MSN launching a new engine, google adding powerful services, and yahoo just…

The Code Room

I was channel surfing last night and ran across a show called “The Code Room“. It is a reality show about coding. Put on by MSDN TV. You can watch the full show on MSDN TV – HERE In this pilot show, 3 programers are locked in a room with…

Content Spam

I am really starting to get annoyed with content spam. Some bot’s decided to send spam through my blog. I decided to add an image fill for checking for real feedback. I am currently in testing, so please be patient if you are planning on sending some feedback.


The guys over at IIS-Resources have a link to the IIS reporter tool Link to download – Here If you have not taken the chance to visit iis-resources.com please do, it is now the home of the nt control pannel project which is a cpannel like admin control pannel for…

IIS Reporter Version 1.7 Release

Thank you to everyone for their great ideas and suggestions. I have cleaned up a few memory issues (performance) and also added a few monitoring features. I added a system tray icon and menu info for real time info Updated the system uptime clock – it was polling the sum…