Job Scheduler now in Beta

Job Scheduler has finally reached customer beta stage.  It's currently testing on a customer dev server and we expect to have it running on their live site very soon.  Once any remaining kinks are noted and resolved, documentation can begin and the product can be ready for public sale.   ...

Feb 28, 2009 READ MORE
Yay got tickets to Jeff Dunham at the last minute!

I was so bummed a few weeks ago when I realized how expensive tickets to the Jeff Dunham tour were.  So as a long shot, I checked Craigslist every day or so and sure enough, the day before the show some really, really great floor seats came up for sale and I snagged 'em! ...

Feb 28, 2009 READ MORE
Chase bank offers me a deal to avoid chargeback

Well, well, well.  Something completely new hit me today. Chase Bank calls ME.  That's right - they initiated a call to me regarding two charges on a customer charge card.   Obviously the customer is going to dispute the charges or Chase wouldn't have taken the time to call little 'ol me. First I'm very surprised they've called given I had to endure the joy of 6 chargebacks in a single week without a single peep out of them.  All from Chase.  All from the same week of time back in November 2008....

Feb 24, 2009 READ MORE
HP Compaq Servers and intermittent traffic errors

Well since I haven't had time to post some blog entries this month, I thought I'd do so while fighting this really big problem with certain client file servers.  Over the past few months, I've noticed increasingly more intermittent VPN tunnel connections using the Sonicwall GVC.  Now and then my VPN connection would just "die", yet my local internet was fine.  I could drop the tunnel and reconnect - everything would be fine.  For a while.  An inconvenience but nothing to cry about. As time went on, thi...

Feb 24, 2009 READ MORE
Xigla News Manager gets an upgrade to v6

Introduction Xigla offered a nice upgrade to v6 of their .Net News Manager module, so I took the plunge Friday.    The old v5 wasn't the easiest to deploy in AC7 but I think part of it was just wrapping my head around it.  Xigla uses a lot of ASP and JScript and I'm used to .Net code with user controls.  That seems to have changed somewhat for the v6 which was nice to see. Installation and Upgrade Upgrading was actually very simple - Xigla did a great job with the install wizard.  I actually stepped on the upgrade i...

Feb 01, 2009 READ MORE