Intel E5-2600 Processor

On Tuesday, I participated in a dinner event hosted by Intel and Prosys. It is always fantastic to meet new people in the area that have the same passion as me, in technology. It was, surprisingly, a small event. Only about a dozen people (not including the hosts), were there. Still, geek-talk and laughter filled the room. Intel recently announced (March 6, 2012) it’s new Xeon E5-2600 family processor. Just another processor, right? Well, sort of. But the announcement was nothing short of enhancements. Early on, Intel realized that they can only push the limits of Physics so far, though, I...
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Surprise – Cannot access Cisco IMC

I had a Cisco UC upgrade project recently completed.  The move from UC 5.x to 8.x left me with a decision... do I keep with the old MCS hardware (of which are Proliants, which I love), or move to the new Cisco UCS systems. Well, being a techno-geek, I couldn't pass up learning something new.  And with the full backing of Cisco support, you can't go wrong. Today, we had an environmental failure, and the VM's on the UCS box would not start up.  Strange.  Being I'm in the server room, I access a server console, and browse to the CIMC (Cisco Integrated Management Controll...
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A second look at Lotus Notes

There is still alot of bad blood about Lotus Notes.  Some people have absolute frightful feelings about it.  Usually stemming from the Lotus 4.5/5.0 days.  Don't get me wrong, I completely sympathize with those users.  Those versions of Lotus just didn't cut it.  The learning curve was high, and the interface was counter-intuitive.   I was a part of this thinking.  I used Lotus back in the 4.5/5.0 days (circa 1999-2001).  I then became an Exchange Administrator for the last 8 years (Exchange 5.5/2000/2003).   Enter Lotus 8.0+.  If you...
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Lotus Notes Good or Bad?

Okay, I just got done reading a humerous post, where the user complains about Lotus Notes.  Let me point out a couple of comments that I really enjoyed reading:   Quick, How do you compose a new email in your favorite email client? Ctrl + N, I hear you say. Not so with Lotus Notes. To create a new email, oh wait, Lotus calls it ‘New Memo’, you have to hit Ctrl + M.   And this one:   If you are in Inbox and press F5 (The windows standard for ‘Refresh’), Lotus Notes locks itself (behaves like Locking your workstation using Ctrl + Alt + Delete)! Nice, huh? &nbs...
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