Monkey selfies not protected by copyright!

This selfie – taken by the macaque shown – is the funniest picture I have seen in recent memory. Thank you, @LarryBodine, for tweeting the link to the copyright discussion! Ape rights will have to wait until the day they take over the Earth, like in Planet of the Apes. The Telegraph reported Thursday that the U.S. [...]...
  • Author: Sandy M.
  • August 25, 2014

eBay vanishes: old routers stymied by explosive growth in web

This week, arbitrary amounts of web traffic slowed or failed outright – including eBay in the UK – due to a long-known limitation on the number of addresses supported by older routers. Within these traffic-handling devices, a phone-book-like lookup technique known as the Border Gateway Protocol matches web page address requests to IP addresses: older routers [...]...
  • Author: Sandy M.
  • August 15, 2014

Update Internet Explorer today

Microsoft has now fixed Internet Explorer’s very serious security problem, discovered April 26. Microsoft has provided the corrected versions even for those Internet Explorer versions which run only on their unsupported OS, Windows XP. As we posted here on Tuesday, Microsoft acknowledged that all versions of Internet Explorer contained the flaw, which was already known and exploited by [...]...
  • Author: Sandy M.
  • May 1, 2014

Stop using Internet Explorer ASAP – Security Roundup

Stop using Internet Explorer, immediately. Unfortunately, this is no April Fools prank. A devastating security flaw – already being exploited in US industries – has been discovered and is not yet repaired.  It is so serious that the US Department of Homeland Security has moved “to urge users to consider alternative Web browsers until a [...]...
  • Author: Sandy M.
  • April 29, 2014

Server upgrades, War, Peace, and other trivialities

I’ve been visiting the seamy underbelly of Windows Server a lot recently. In particular, I’ve installed (and uninstalled and reinstalled and backed out) a set of services without achieving a successful upgrade… my goal is now re-set to get the dev system running the way it was a month ago. What am I still grateful [...]...
  • Author: Sandy M.
  • March 12, 2014

6 Adoption Lessons from SharePoint Governance for any solution

Consumable: something you internalize. Adoption: adds a new responsibility that tags around after you.  At spTechCon I enjoyed the presentation Creating a Consumable SharePoint Governance Plan by Susan Hanley.   Susan shared a living list of SharePoint governance questions: these are on her landing page at  Susan promises frequent updates, so it’s worth it to retrieve the latest [...]...
  • Author: Sandy M.
  • August 14, 2013


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