Recorded: May 8, 2007
Your Hosts: Keith Albright and Rich Niemeier
Show Length: 1:54:28

Rich and I discuss development of IT policies and procedures; how to start and why they are important. In addition, I throw in a couple of my thoughts on how to audit yourself and how to handle an audit. Rich talks about his move from the Treo to the Blackberry and his battles with a SCO Unix box that died. Rich uncovers some new Virtual Machine appliances available from Microsoft. We discuss Microsofts proposed $3 educational software bundle for developing countries. I attended a seminar on wireless network troubleshooting by Fluke Networks and we discuss their products as well as our own personal experiences troubleshooting wireless systems. This episode marks the debut of our show promos that we’ve asked other podcasts to play. Take a listen and we hope you enjoy.

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  1. 1
    May 15th, 2007 at 8:01 pm

    For what it is worth, you can actually use the Microsoft VHD files in the VMWare virtual server/players – just open them up in the new application.
    As for comments, you may want to consider doing a shorter podcast with a little less rambling – 2 hours is a LONG time and there were several times I felt my concentration drifting.

  2. 2
    May 15th, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    On the contrary, I don’t want someone reading headlines from tech websites for half an hour.
    While the content might not keep me on the edge of my seat, I like the idea that it’s OK to hit the drive-thru for a drink while the show’s on and not worry that I missed some Nasdaq-breaking news while I’m letting the teller know how much faster Mickey D’s was 20 years ago.
    I’m driving a lot this week (think Britt to Burlington, or Philly to Providence everyday) and wishing I had 5 or 6 more episodes to get me by. Anyway, Keith & Rich, you’re doing a fine job and I look forward to more.
    I spent 9 hours in the datacenter Saturday, so when I heard the “SurvirorMan” plug on Mike’s show I just had to check you out.

    ps: No, they weren’t yet hooked up to the Avocent 😉

  3. 3
    May 17th, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    It was great to get some comments. I agree we went on a little much. Keith and I are still refining our show and comments like these help us do that. It is my hope that the content will remain more conversational in nature. It is not my goal for us to become the next ultimate resource for people. It is my goal that we become a place for a community of people to share ideas. Keith and I have always shared these ideas with each other in private conversations. After gaining a lot of valuable information from shows like ITT and The Mike Tech Show. I had a desire to contribute to this community. Keith took the action and setup the technology nessicary to get us started. After that it was just the two of us sharing ideas with each other that we would have shared in private anyway.

    As well Podcasting is an exciting new area to learn about. I hope to add value to a community that I find valuable.

    Keep the comments coming

  4. 4
    May 20th, 2007 at 4:13 pm

    I am very interested to hear your views on security passwords. How often, if ever you think people should really be concerned about changing security codes. What is your knowledge of the most secure way to set new codes to prevent identity theft.
    IT is always interesting, thanks for being here.

  5. 5
    May 23rd, 2007 at 9:54 am

    I found your show yesterday after listening to an episode of ITT. I got to say I really like your format as well. one to two hours is good also. I can listen to you guys without having to pay attention to every word and I can always go back to certain parts late.

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