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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.

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

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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


What a Week

What a week, it was one crazy week. I have been doing a lot with IIS Reporter and plan on making a refined version. The current version does not have a remote server monitor, I do have a version that does allow for remote monitoring but have not implemented it…

Google Mini

Today google launched their google mini search appliance. I am interested in getting ahold of one of these. The price of their current appliance is $32,000 a bit out of most companies price range. But the Mini is set at $5,000. That is very competitive with most software based products….

IIStoolshed.com link for IIS reporter

I received an email today showing that IIStoolshed.com has just added IIS Reporter as one of their downloadable tools. That is great news. I often browse and try different applications that are listed on iistoolshed.com. It is a great site and has lots of info for Microsoft’s IIS web server….

IIS Reporter update

I made some updates to IIS Reporter today. 1. Removed bug with connections label 2. Took out about author area 3. Removed config files ( I decided that this should be a stand alone .exe file) I am also making the finishing touches on my IIS Reporter web app and…

Microsoft SpyWare Removal Tool

Here is a link to the new Microsoft Anti-Spyware Tool. So far it is currently in the beta stage. I have found that this is a fantastic tool. It has been more powerful than both Ad-Aware and Spybot Search and Replace http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

IIS Reporter project

The other day I was administering some of our web servers at the datacenter. I ran into an issue I had no good way of knowing how many people were on the webserver before issuing an iisreset. The iisreset command restarts the web service and kicks all active users off….

Movies to Watch list

1. Every which way but loose – 1978 – IMDB LINK 2. Smokey and the Bandit – 1977 – IMDB LINK 3. Smokey and the Bandit II – 1980 – IMDB LINK 4. The Cannonball Run – 1981 – IMDB LINK 5. Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man – 1991…