Author Archives: mikerigsby

Just Upgrade or maybe not

As IT Professionals a core element of our industry is the fact that technology is constantly evolving, advancing, and changing into newer ways of doing things. This movement is coupled with, and magnified by, the fact that technology companies cancel … Continue reading

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Pulling Local Admin Rights without causing the App-ocalypse

Or, what I like to call “Hah!, neener neener, No, you can’t go behind my back and install iTunes anymore! (Disclaimer: There’s undoubted way more knowledgeable readers than me, especially in more Security related skills, that will cringe and tear … Continue reading

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Rebuilding Me

I’m sitting here, absent-mindedly rubbing a, now empty, Wedding Ring Finger because the physical sensation of not having a ring on it is nearly overwhelming. Yes, 2014 will be a year of dramatic changes. 11 years together, 8 years as … Continue reading

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The Endless Pool

For the sake of full disclosure, this blog piece is just a ‘whiny, negative, rant’. As such, you can feel free to not continue on. I’m not fishing for sympathy, or arguments, or reassurance, or looking for people to tell … Continue reading

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BYOD Sucks and here is why I say that

Here’s the thing. I’m not a “Solutions Provider” or an “API Architect” or any of the other IT related positions who stand to gain a substantial amount of business when BYOD get’s implemented in the Enterprise. Amazingly enough, these types … Continue reading

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The Vulture of IT

I am the Network Administrator for a high-tech circuit board manufacturing company. A ‘struggling to survive’ manufacturing company that is currently running in ‘survival mode.’ I have been here for 12 years and this is nothing new to me. When … Continue reading

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I’m a Network Administrator, dammit!

First off, let me make some warnings and disclaimers. This is a rant. This is an emotionally fueled rant in defensive response for some really irritating attitudes and blogs I see going around recently. This is a rant primarily directed … Continue reading

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Ok, now what?

I’m sitting here, staring at Windows Live Writer, struggling to figure out what I’m writing, one word at a time. You see, I “have a blog” if it could be loosely defined as such. I very rarely post things to … Continue reading

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Fake Anti-Virus Scareware, the scourge of the Internet

[tweetmeme source=”mikerigsby” only_single=false] Being as how this is a new year with some of the same old internet malware problems I wanted to take a moment to talk about one of the most common and most often infected on … Continue reading

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Headphones, Magic Listening Devices & Anti-Stupid Shields

[tweetmeme source=”mikerigsby” only_single=false] If you know me in person or follow me on Twitter you will already know that I commute to and from work via Trimet, which is the Portland, Oregon greater metro area’s public transit system as … Continue reading

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