Battles With Boredom

August 31, 2009

Public Education

Filed under: Personal,Politics — Tags: , , , — Peter Nikolaidis @ 9:04 am

A client of mine, who really feels more like a colleague on most days, just sent this little gem which pretty much sums up the state of public education in this country today. Take a listen and tell me what you think.

School Answering Machine Message

August 30, 2009

GraphJam Vulnerable to Some Kinda Injection (NOT)

Filed under: Security,Techspeak — Tags: , , , — Peter Nikolaidis @ 8:07 pm

A friend of mine’s daughter was surfing around GraphJam.com this evening when her computer popped up a warning, saying it had a virus on it! A very authentic-looking Windows Security Alert popped up, telling her that her system was infected with malware. (more…)

August 26, 2009

Login to Active Directory From Ubuntu with Likewise

Filed under: Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 4:34 pm

Last year, Ubuntu added Likewise to their repositories. Likewise is a set of programs which allow you to leverage Active Directory on your Linux desktops. I experimented with Likewise when it first appeared in Ubuntu, but was never able to get it to work. Today, I did. (more…)

FairPoint Now Following Me on Twitter

Filed under: Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 3:42 pm

Following in the foosteps of Comcast and their Twitter account, MyFairPoint is now following me on Twitter. Perhaps this customer service move will help them provide better response times and problem resolutions. Sadly, given my past experiences with Fair Point, most of which I’ve documented here, I’m not terribly optimistic.

However, I encourage anyone who is having problems with FairPoint, whatever the service, to contact them and see if you get a better response than the traditional channels.

August 21, 2009

AT&T: We Don’t Want Your Business

Filed under: Finance,Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 12:00 pm

This week, at a client’s request, I am reviewing their entire telecommunications spending. I decided to look at four different vendors to compare their offerings. The first one I looked at was AT&T, to see if they had a comparable long distance package. (more…)

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