Forest Conservationist Rob Messick

Cousin Rob Messick was named Forest Conservationist of the Year by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation and the Governor’s office at the 2007 Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards this past Saturday. I have to believe that there is no one more knowledgeable about old-growth forest in North Carolina than my cousin Rob. While he certainly gets […]

Lazy Sitemap Generator

Stephen Turbek’s 2006 article entitled “The Lazy IA’s Guide to Making Sitemaps” and Michael Angeles’ “Automating Diagrams with Visio” inspired me to adopt the strategy of first developing a website’s navigation and information architecture in Microsoft Excel and then use Microsoft Visio to provide the automatic formatting. I love Visio and often find myself spending […]

State of P2V and V2V Solutions

In January, my main project at work was to set up three XenServer Enterprise servers and to convert some of our physical machines into virtual machines. This was my first time working with a dedicated virtualization platform that ran at the bare-metal hypervisor level. My prior experience was using VMware’s free VMware Server, which runs […]