Saturday, October 25, 2008

The world's smallest political quiz

Are you a liberal? A conservative? A statist? Take the World's Smallest Political Quiz and find out. I promise, it takes less than 2 minutes and you may be surprised...
And, yes, if you are wondering, I am *still* fuming from the bailout bill.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bail out turncoats

If you are like 90% of the country, you are still a bit peeved about our elected officials pushing the bail-out bill (which may approach $1,000,000,000,000 - that is a trillion dollars). Want your own "vote'em out" banner for your site, visit the Constiutent Response Team site.


Opus nears his end....

The end of "Opus"... how entirely depressing, but I understand.... Berke: if you ever see this, thank you. Me thinks that says it all.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Facebook Badge for Heavenly Village Condos

Here is an example of a Facebook badge....

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Transport Rules and Hub Transport servers

A good discussion came up today on a mailing list I am on. I thought some of the information from this was relevant and should be shared.
  • Microsoft has tested up to 1,000 transport rules with the RTM release of Exchange Server 2007. You could scale past 1,000 transport rules with more RAM and faster processors in the Hub Transport servers. And, of course, more rules=more AD replication.
  • If a message crosses more than one Hub Transport server, the rules "fire" only when the message hits the first Hub Transport. An internal header is added to the message that tells other Hub Transport servers that the transport rules have already been applied to that message. This header is stripped if the message is sent outside of the organization.
  • If a message is bifurcated during the categorizatoin process (such as breaking a single message up in to to messages - one for internal recipients and one for external recipients), then the transport rules apply to each messages separately.


Exchange Server 2007 on Windows 2008

Deploying Exchange Server 2007 SP1? Should you use Window Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008? There are a lot of issues, both good and bad. This blog is an anchor posting for ongoing discussions on my experiences with Windows Server 2008 and Exchange Server 2007.


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Whatever happen to polite discourse and realism

Has our political process fallen so far down in to mud with pigs that our politicians can't be polite or realistic? The answer is, of course it has. And we have no one to blame but ourselves. It is a sad day when Rush Limbaugh is the voice for conservatives.

This past week, John McCain stepped in to politely defend Barak Obama when one of McCain's supporters yelled that Obama was a terrorist. McCain said "a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as President of the United States.

That raises McCain up a notch in my book. McCain is now being attached by his own parties extremists. The mob mentality at some of today's political events and the push by some of these extremists for their candidates to go for the opposition's throat is nothing short of dangerous. Let's talk about the issues and how the candidates plan to fix them and stop the childish name calling.


Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Roll Up 4 (RU4)

Microsoft released Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Roll Up 4 (RU4) today to the Microsoft Download Center. This update will not appear in Microsoft Update. It contains all of the updates and fixes that have been identified and fixed since Exchange Server 2007 SP1 was released.


Sunday, October 05, 2008

Economic bail-out bill passes, but why

What happened? Did I miss something? There was an overwhelming objection in the U.S.A. to the economic bailout. Congressmen and Senators' offices were overwhelmed with e-mails urging their elected officials to vote no. By one count, the opinions were running 10 to 1 against. The bill failed once, but went back to the House and Senate again with enough additional pork that they passed it. Enough house members changed their mind to pass it including my own congressman, Neil Abercrombie. Why?

Representative Brad Sherman - D-California, 27th District - Sherman Oaks and Northridge brought to the House floor some disturbing information. Was he exaggerating or misrepresenting the facts? Visions of Hillary Clinton running from an airplane under sniper fire, Mitt Romney's father marching with Martin Luther King, and Mike Huckaby receiving a Ph.D. all pass through my head. If not, clearly this needs to be investigated. I'm an idealist, I know, but pressure to vote one way or another MUST only come from the people that elected that person in the first place. Here is the transcript of Rep. Sherman's speech (taken from C-SPAN's archives.)

"The only way they can pass this bill is by creating and sustaining a panic atmosphere. That atomosphere is not justifed. Many of us were told in private conversations that if we voted against this bill on Monday that the sky would fall, the market would drop 2 or 3 thousand points the first day and another couple of thousand the second day. And a few members were even told there would be martial law in America if we voted no. That is what I call fear mongering. Unjustified. Proven wrong. We have got a week, we have got two weeks to write a good bill. The only way to pass a bad bill is to keep the panic pressure on."

Interestingly, I could not find this an ANY news sites other than the OpEdNews site.