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Happy New Year!

Posted by BPuhl on January 1, 2010

Happy New Year everybody.  Let’s make 2010 a year of peace and prosperity, where “us & we” takes precedence over “me, myself, & I”


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Posted by BPuhl on April 4, 2008

By far, the most important thing to know about Active Directory Federation Services is this:

IT IS NOT ACTIVE DIRECTORY! It’s not even close. 


It’s a web service that gives out authorization tokens, but that’s not AD. 


So when you’re looking to start to deploy ADFS, take away all of the things that you know about AD:  DCLocator, replication, SRV records, multi-master…  get rid of them all.


Ok, now go break out the book on how to build a high-availability IIS web farm, and begin your ADFS deployment.

(important disclaimer:  Don’t take this as a negative, because it’s not meant to be.  It’s simply a reality check, because I suspect…actually, I hope…that many AD admins will sooner or later become ADFS admins)

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Machines Accounts

Posted by BPuhl on April 4, 2008

Don’t forget, computers are people too!

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YouTube Warp

Posted by BPuhl on March 23, 2008

Have you seen this?  Apparently it’s a new feature of YouTube, which provides a pretty cool interactive relational browsing feature for video’s.  Sort of a graphical version of clicking through the “related video’s” list.  To start, pick a video, and blast it up to full screen mode, and you get this new button:  image

When you click it, you start “centered” on your video, and then just keep browsing through their web of video’s.  Alternatively you can just build the link, so here’s a place to start:  YouTube Warp of My Bunny Pancake

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Posted by BPuhl on March 21, 2008

it’s generally not acceptable to reduce efficiency for the purpose of determining efficiency…

During a conversation about creating a 5 minute process which tracks metrics, to replace the 1 minute process that doesn’t track metrics

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Posted by BPuhl on March 20, 2008

Sometimes it feels like my life is just a series of Monday mornings, with occasional weekend interrupts

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Posted by BPuhl on March 17, 2008

I hate managers who want the “30 thousand foot view” – don’t they know that there is no oxygen at 30,000 feet?

Event better, is lately some architects are talking about the 90,000 foot view…

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Pi Day

Posted by BPuhl on March 14, 2008

Happy Pi Day to you, happy Pi Day to you, happy Pi day to….ummm…

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Posted by BPuhl on February 16, 2008

There’s a certain group of people who occasionally have to do things that they’d rather not do and make decisions that they wished that they would never have to make.


We call those people:  Adults

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Conference call hold music

Posted by BPuhl on January 31, 2008

In case you hadn’t seen it… a couple of Microsoft guys showing what really happens while we’re waiting for everyone else to join in on the conference bridges. 

(Except most of us can’t dance like this)

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