Migrating to a New Blog Engine

Some time ago I made the switch to using WordPress as my primary blogging engine.  I hosted it myself and had mySQL and PHP for the infrastructure. WordPress is a tried and true blogging engine so I was very impressed at its stability and performance.  One thing I didn’t like, which wasn’t really shortfall of the application, was my inability to customize and build my own themes.  The platform was PHP which made it very

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Merry Christmas!

As everyone gathers with their friends and families for the holidays, I just wanted to say Merry Christmas to you all. This is my absolute favorite time of year.  I start listening to Christmas music on Satellite and local radio as it becomes available at the beginning of November, and start to get a little anxious as it winds down in the last week of December.  “Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to

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MacBook Pro: First Impressions

I’ve had the MacBook Pro for one day now.  I got it up and running last night, installed VMware Fusion on it which allows me to run Vista inside the Mac OS.  I have to say that between Boot Camp, which is part of Leopard, and VMware’s Fusion, I’m pretty impressed.  Boot Camp was very easy to setup and in a matter of about 30-45 minutes I had Vista running.  Now with Boot Camp, you

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Can a PC Guy become a Mac Guy?

I can’t believe it myself, but I actually took the plunge the other night. One of the things that had always appealed to me was the quality and design of Mac hardware.  Who can complain about a 5 hour battery life?  It’s a defining experience compared to the 1.5 hours I get off of my Dell.  Of course with the extended battery (and additional weight), I can boost that up to 3 hours, and it

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Exchange 2007 SP1 Now Available

Microsoft released the long-awaited update to Exchange 2007 last Thursday.  SP1 includes many improvements and is a beefy download at 900 MB; assuming the bulk comes from the MUI packs. Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) has been designed specifically to help meet the challenges of any business and the needs of all the different groups with a stake in the messaging system. Exchange Server 2007 SP1 is a mission-critical communications tool that

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