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Two Words – Verizon FIOS!!!

The wait is finally over. After months of watching Verizon install all the Fiber infrastructure in my neighborhood (bless the Orange cabling!!!), I checked the Verizon Website, and it confirmed that FIOS is now available at my home!   My install date is February 8th. I went with the 15Megs Upload/15 Megs Download for $64.99 […]

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Fix for Slow WordPress Admin Pages

A few days ago something very odd started to happen on all my WordPress sites.  The site itself was lightning fast (as normal) however all the admin pages were taking over 30 seconds to display as shown below: The first thing I did was take a look at the SQL side and discovered the WordPress’s […]

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Convert Email to Plain Text in Outlook 2007

One method used to infect Windows PCs is through malformed/malicious HTML content stored inside emails (and in most cases hidden.)  Because of this, one of the first things I do after installing Microsoft Outlook is set the client to convert all received email to Plain Text.  The setting in Outlook 2007 is “Read all standard […]

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Map Active Directory and Exchange Topology Automatically

Earlier this week Microsoft released a cool tool called the Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer.  It’s a free application which reads your Active Directory configuration using ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) and then automatically generates a detailed Visio diagram of your Active Directory environment.  Visio 2003 or 2007 is required to run this tool. (more…)

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