Category: Commentary

Ireland Has Appointed A New Interim CIO

The Irish government has appointed Michael McGrath as interim chief information officer for the Irish government. McGrath replaces epic failure, Bill McCluggage. McCluggages big successes include …. Nothing. Less than nothing. In fact, the Irish government just signed a €3,300,000.00 customer support contract with Microsoft for continued “support” of Windows XP after the April 8th…

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Employers Are Clueless About Hiring IT Staff

You’d think that after all these years, considering how critical and pervasive IT has become, that employers would understand that: IT is complex: there is more to IT services and infrastructure than clicking Install in an app store. No one person can know everything: Hell, no one person can know all of System Center!!!! (You…

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Why Most Windows Store Apps Suck Donkey Ba…

I really want Windows 8 to succeed.  But marketing fluff aside, it’s struggling.  The media are relishing in hammering Windows 8 on a daily basis.  Retailers are more interested in what Android devices they can stock than in what Windows 8 devices are on tap.  Lack of device availability (seems OK in the USA now,…

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VMLimited Special Forces Go To War

I had a very good laugh yesterday.  I was sitting in a conference room, waiting for the first session to start when this happened: The guy (who is pretty well connected in business) that is sitting in front of me turned around and said: I’m guessing by the Irish accent that you’re Aidan Finn. I…

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Poor Little Blog Copiers!

For those of you who have criticised my reaction to blog copiers then I ask you this … How many of you spend countless hours of your personal time at night and at the weekends learning this stuff and sharing it freely, then to find someone taking credit for your work?  How many of you…

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Caught A Guy Copying My Blog

I decided to scroll down through the posts in my pinned Hyper-V Twitter search just before I went to bed last night.  And there I found some guy (Wagner Pilar, Brazil, with his Twitter ID claiming he was a NOS3 –or-something lead in Dell) I never heard of posting about Windows Server 8 Hyper-V Virtual…

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The Latest on SOPA Ireland

Tonight was the big “debate” on Sean Sherlock’s special instrument (a way in which a government minister an change law without a parliamentary vote).  Sherlock put forward his usual lines which gloss over the fact that the European Courts of Justice say this type of block are illegal, that users & pirates can bypass a…

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