1. Extra Life 2016

    I have for a couple years now participated in Extra Life in order to raise money for kids. This year is no different. I hope that if you have time to read this, you might also find it in your heart to give to the cause. I feel it’s important to do what we can to support and help those around us, especially children who are not always in a position to help themselves. …


  2. Azure AD Licensing Woes?!

    For anyone trying to acquire Azure AD Basic Licenses for a tenant other than your default corporate tenant within an Enterprise Agreement (think o365 here), you might just be out of luck. In working with Microsoft we’ve figured out that effectively nobody within their organization fully understands how to both sell the licenses, as well as support them. Numerous premier cases and discussions result in the resounding confirmation that those licenses are just not meant for anyone. …


  3. Azure Adds Boot Diagnostics!

    One of the issues that has existed with Azure as a cloud service provider was the simple lack of any access to the console. While it is understood the need for that access is rare, it is a valuable diagnostic tool for when the state of your system falls on its face. Other cloud providers give access to the console not only for diagnostic processes, but also for operational use. But Azure has been left in the corner. That is until now! …


  4. Site Migration to Jekyll

    #Salutations! So after much delay, I’ve sat down and worked on my site a bit. But… never content with good things, I decided to do another migration. …


  5. Happy New Year!

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  6. Crap it's been a while!

    In case you noticed, it was July 2012 when I last posted. I may have some other pages kept current, but still that’s a long time. …


  7. Migration to NameCheap

    Just finished migrating over to NameCheap for site hosting from JustHost. My subscription with JustHost was set to expire after several years with them, and I didn’t really have a desire to stay there. Initially their services were decent, but they slowly became degraded over time. Additionally, they were very quick to cancel your service if you used too much resources. …


  8. IPv6 Time!

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  9. ADFS 2.0 Claims Incomplete or Wrong on username change.

    If you use AD FS 2.0, then you may have run across an issue before where after the username has been changed things do not come back correctly. This could be where you see fewer claims coming back and including the Windows Account Name shows the previous name. This is a because of caching performed by the LSA service, and as a result the old information gets used. Changing a persons account name is not uncommon, such as a person changing their name for marriage, so this fix should keep you running in those cases. …


  10. Last weekend beta of TSW.

    So this is the last weekend open beta of The Secret World, and so far I’m happy with how it came out and my decision to purchase lifetime is well met. …