Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Can I borrow your watch?

Today I was introduced to shitcreekconsulting.com. This funny, inspired and in some cases disturbingly true…

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What is a consultant? Find out here: http://shitcreekconsulting.com/what-is-a-consultant/

According to the guys at shitcreekconsulting.com:

Project success:
Success is best enjoyed over a good, single-malt, Scotch

I think they forgot to include a cigar, I certainly would ;)
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Monday, 21 September 2009

Windows 7 Event

There are a couple of places available at the Windows 7 event later this week.


Check it out here: http://www.tesl.com/TESL/Events/Windows+7+preview+workshop.htm


I am speaking and covering off the improvements that a user will see, the deployment/management/etc will be covered by some of my colleagues in the Strategic Consulting team. It’s not that I' don’t like these topics, it’s just they’re not as interesting to me ;)

Friday, 4 September 2009

I am not a chimp!!

Looking at the Google analytics and webmaster tools for my new blog, I see that one of the most popular search terms used to find my new blog is “matt groves chimp”. Nice.


Thankfully this is nothing to do with me being a chimp, unless you look at things through Darwin’s eyes ;)


This all relates to a woman in the USA attacked by a chimp, the medic who saved her life is also called Matt Groves, and I can guarantee it wasn’t me!!


See the Fox news article here: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,497984,00.html

Windows 7 Mode on Windows 7 (i.e. not XP Mode!)


Finally sorted a Windows 7 VM under Windows Virtual PC, works a treat, the “integration features” is very very useful.




I was pleased that Aero Glass works as it doesn’t under VMWare Workstation 6.5 (but does on the beta of Workstation7). The UI is much more performant on WVPC than it is on Workstation 7 – but then there is debugging enabled on the Workstation 7 beta that I can’t turn off.


Not done any server comparisons (running Win2k8 under Windows VPC vs Workstation 7) and am unlikely to as Windows VPC isn’t capable of virtualising x64, shame really, MSFT don’t really seem to have a story for the IT Pro who needs to run x64 VM’s on a laptop…

Windows 7 – Bitlocker issues

I am having issues with bitlocker in my new Windows 7 RTM build laptop…


Without hardware changes, and simply resuming from sleep/hibernate, the bitlocker protection kicks in…




Strangely, after updating my BIOS bitlocker did not kick in, which we were fully expecting.


Of all the laptops our IT guys have rebuilt to Vista/7 with bitlocker enabled mine is the only one having this issue, but then I’m also the only one running Office 2010 beta and VMWare Workstation 7 beta, so I tried removing them (beta’s sometimes do strange things) but still had the problem.


Anyone else having trouble with Bitlocker on 7?