Saturday, August 27, 2005

The Return of TimeShift

TimeShift is the San Francisco startup I joined way back in 1997. It was started by two wonderful gentlemen, Phil Alfaro and Leo D'Angelo. After securing VC funding and then having the VC decide to sell off the company was a weird process to go through but it did land me at my current gig with j2 Global (at the time the company was named as a network engineer. I've been with j2 now for over 5 years (a lifetime in a dotcom) not including my time at TimeShift. Its exciting to see the old name in use again.
- Ed

Friday, August 26, 2005

Check out Susan's Blog on SBS

Susan Bradley is a Microsoft MVP in SBS also and has some great resources up on her blog which is called: E-Bitz - SBS MVP the Official Blog of the SBS "Diva". She's got attitude and is entertaining to boot.
- Ed

SMB Nation Annual Conference Sept 9th - 11th

For those that are consulting to companies and deploying Microsoft's Small Business Server I recommend you attend the SMB Nation Annual Conference up in Redmond, WA Sept 9th to the 11th. Its put together by Harry Brelsford who is a Microsoft MVP in SBS.

Blogging from Iraq - Michael Yon

Michael Yon is over in Iraq reporting. My colleague Robert Yee turned me on to this blog and it is remarkable. It hits home given that fact that my cousin is serving in Iraq right now - Steve Nakamoto, come home safe.

We all get so busy in day to day life sometimes it is good and important to reflect on what is happening to our troops over in Iraq today. I hope we are able to bring the conflict to an end and bring all our families home where they belong.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Google Talk

Well, Google finally released yet another IM client, this one has voice capabilities and from all accounts is using jabber and sip. I am already using every major IM service to keep in touch with my co-workers and friends through Trillian Pro and also with the Skype client. At least I can add the Google IM chat to Trillian Pro but honestly, do we need another IM client in the mix? Gah! Well, given the amount of money Google has managed to war chest a buy out of Skype is all the rumor mill right now. I think Google's got to much engineering pride to go buy Skype but you never know.
- Ed

Thursday, August 18, 2005

The Cable Guy Articles

The Cable Guy is a great resources for those interested in learning more about networking topics from a Microsoft perspective. I've been helping to review and edit some of the content that Joseph Davies puts together for these articles and others. There is some really good stuff available that folks should read over to learn more about networking.
- Ed

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Back from Vacation!

Sorry there haven't been any postings. Took the family to San Diego for a week. Had a blast visiting Frank (my roomate from college) and Julie. Anyway, back to the grind of work and user groups! As soon as I catch up from the mountain of e-mail I will start posting some interesting stuff.
- Ed