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Mobile Computers - Tablets, Netbooks and Slates

Tablet ComputerRegardless of your status as a geek or not, you've surely heard all the rave about small platform mobile computing.  Talking about netbooks and tablet computers boasted as the "desktop killers".  I for one don't see this happening any time soon and have heard it before but I do however have experience with many devises that are in an affordable price range to make them a handy addition to ones daily gadget ritual.Read full article...


IT isn't a science, IT's an art

A question I came across today has been on my mind all day. The user was MSCE certified and actively looking for a job with no success. Feeling that the inexperience he had with the 3rd party software used at the companies he was applying to was holding him back and no courses in schools to learn them he felt like it may be time to change his career path to something like programming. The first advice given to him was to take courses in VMware or SQL without any questions asked about what 3rd party software, what his actually skills were or anything else.Read full article...


Using OneNote for Documentation of IT Projects and Tasks

OneNote IconKeeping track of IT using OneNote can simplify the documentation of Information Technology information. The enigma in many organizations is that the people responsible for Computer Information Systems very often don't effectively use information that will boost efficiency and sanity. A quick setup will provide a solid foundation to build on.Read full article...


Best of "Operator Errors" and Troubleshooting Disasters

Some days you just have to smile and laugh at what just unfolded because any other reaction would just snowball into ending up in the crazy house.  Today I had the inspiration to jot down a few of the problems that will forever live in my memory as classics. I'd like to hear yours in the comments, we can all use a good laugh at your expense, after you get one on mine of course.Read full article...


Getting the most out of your Internship

Bored StudentIt is amazing all the different reasons college and even high school students take internships. Some paid, while others do it for free. This post is focused on personal growth and sanity, career development and other specific goals interns may have is not the intention though following some of the ideas to a successful internship will certainly bring an increase in career development as well as personal growth.Read full article...


Putting Top Search Engines to the Test

A quick test was performed to compare Dogpile vs Google. This test is not the end all be all, it was only one query that was decided by me to sufficiently answer the question I was looking to answer, should I be using dogpile instead of google. Reading the results and running the test along with others should give a more informed decision on which search engine works best for you personally.Read full article...


Using Drupal for an IT Support Ticketing System

Ticket DispenserIssue tracking has the potential to make or break an IT team regardless of how well they perform.  A ticketing solution must display information in such a manor to enable a user to obtain a solid grasp of the overall situation at a glance, and user/task specific details just a click away. The adaptability of Drupal makes it a stable platform to build on.Read full article...


Theming Drupal - Side by side blocks in page region

You can go far with Drupal, a Zen Subtheme, and a little CSS intuition. Sometimes it's necessary to place blocks side by side in a page region, but adding page regions isn't possible or practical, you can use the block.css file in your Zen Subtheme's CSS directory to work some magic.Read full article...


Custom Regions using Drupal and Zen Subthemes

Having the ability to layout each page according to your own specifications is a must when designing a web site. In Drupal development, creating custom page regions gives control over content areas to achieve a personalized look. I'll walk you through creating two regions that split the content area in half.

Prerequisites: A basic understanding of Drupal and how it works, a Drupal site that you have access to installing themes and a basic text editor.Read full article...


Taxonomy and Views in Drupal - Create tag block per section page

BlocksProviding a quick way for visitors to find additional information they are interested in has been a major focus while working on this project. Requirements were few but critical to meet. The solution: Taxonomy linked key phrases to posts while Views provided a method of displaying the terms.Read full article...


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