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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

Stuck in a coding block

You have heard of writers block, well I have coding block. I am 90% completed with my next version of IISMonitor – a program what will provide real-time IIS information for multiple IIS web servers. It will consist of a webservice to be installed on each machine to be monitored,…

Community Server RC1 released

I have been waiting for this release, or at lease the next version. The next version of .Text (a dot net weblog system), called community server from TelligentSystems is now available in Community Server RC1. You can read more about it here on the form – http://www.communityserver.org/forums/470013/ShowPost.aspx or you can…

New MSN search

MS released the new msn search today. Including a quick and nice quote from Bill. Search away. I am still a huge fan of google. Google provides plenty of services , in particular if you have not tried Picasa photo organizer you do not know what you are missing. I…

Tax Time – Turbo Tax vs Tax Cut

It is tax time again. I am probably one of the strange ones out there. I like doing my taxes, well I like the challenge of it, not the idea behind it. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like giving my money to anyone. But, what tax time does for…

Microsoft Active Directory user Export

Once again I had an eye opening experience on how much I really don’t know. I was working with a client and needed to export a list of users from active directory who were all part of an specific organizational group (OU). Now I have done some coding against the…

Extending Disk Volumes with DiskPart

I just found out there is a very useful tool built into XP and Windows 2003, called diskpart.exe. This program will allow you to expand a windows disk volume to larger disks. I had the chance to use this recently to increase a server from three 36 gig drives to…

GotDotNet issues

I have had a lot of issues recently with updating source code on my GotDotNet workspace. Not only with source code but also up time. Recently I have received a few emails from people who have not been able to access the workspace, to either download the app or to…

SpyWare – Here4search.com – Part 2

I finally got this infected machine cleaned. My magic potion of software goodies ended up as: 1. Install firefox – this way the here4search would not take over every web page 2. Download – lavasoft ad aware (did not do too much) – somehow machine would reboot upon scan 3….