Virgin Mobile Doesn’t Survive My Bag of Gadgets

Only a week after I had purchased the Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go USB card, I returned it to Best Buy, the exclusive reseller of this product. Last week, I wrote about the Broadband2Go card with somewhat of a glowing review because of the fact that it was available without a contract and actually connected through Sprint’s EVDO network. So why didn’t it survive my bag of gadgets.  It’s pretty simple.  Windows Only Support I use both

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An Early Look At IE9 for Developers

If you are one of the lucky few to be attending PDC in Los Angeles, CA this week, you probably got a sneak peak at Internet Explorer 9.  On Wednesday, the IE team showed off IE9 performance and standards compliance.  They provide some interesting data points (and charts) on performance across browser platforms.  Interestingly enough, they show that their score on the Acid3 Test, a test widely known to test for compliance in, was a

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A New Look for The Braun Blog

I finished working on my new theme tonight, so you should be seeing the new look of my blog.  I’m still fine tuning some of what you are seeing, so things may seem a little dusty till we get all the kinks worked out. Drop me a comment and let me know what you think of the new design or if something isn’t working as expected.

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Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go USB Aircard

I picked up a Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go USB modem for my laptop tonight.  I travel fairly regularly and like to have access to the Internet when I am on the road.  Since AT&T hasn’t enabled tethering for it’s iPhone users still, I wanted to find an aircard that would allow me to get Internet access wherever I may be. I thought about purchasing an AT&T card, but wasn’t crazy about having to sign another two

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NTP Changes with Windows 2008 Domain Controllers

I noticed tonight that my domain controller’s clock had creeped ahead by about 15 minutes.  Inconsistent time, especially time that differs between servers, clients, and a domain controller can throw applications like Exchange, who depend upon Active Directory for information, for a loop.  In Windows 2008 R2 (and Windows 7), the /setsntp and /querysntp switches of NET TIME are deprecated.  W32TM.exe provides similar functionality that NET TIME provided when it came to configuring domain controllers

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