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OpenCrowbar 2.1 Released Last Week with new integrations and support

Crowbar 2.1 Release brings commercial support, hardware configs, chef and saltstack

Last week, the Crowbar community completed the OpenCrowbar “Broom” release and officially designed it as v2.1.   247 more words


Best Laptop Deals: Top 5 Last-Minute Christmas Sales

It’s crunch time, Christmas shoppers. There are just eights days left until Christmas. If you still need that “wow” gift for someone on your gift list, check out these laptop deals. 514 more words


SQL SERVER - Proving that the Source of the Problems aren’t Tied to the Database

I have always wondered how Sherlock Holmes cracked the toughest of mysteries every single time. This fascination always lead me to learn new techniques every single time. 1,150 more words

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Dell Fingerprint Security Part two (Windows 8.1)

Last year I wrote a typically cynical post about how to get the fingerprint security working with Windows 8.  I upgraded to windows 8.1 in place, so didn’t have to worry about re-installing the software.  However after a slow SSD crash (that corrupted system files significantly enough to have very ‘wonky’ data) I chose to re-install rather than attempt to recover the backups (yes, the one backup set that I didn’t test was for my own laptop!).  Here’s a very quick rundown on how to get things rolling again. 79 more words


"Blue Elephants" from the Interactionist and Conflict Perspectives

Here is the section I wrote for a final paper for a first-level Sociology course. I wanted to put this up mainly to just get it out there. 1,662 more words