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I am a Project Manager and Developer with an emphasis on Enterprise Content Management and Business Process Management systems.

With over 20 years of experience in large and small systems design and implementation. Currently based in the Raleigh NC area.


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It was actually much easier than I thought to create a template for re-use with Mac OS X. It turns out its actually a feature of the OS for the most part. Pick a file you wish to use as a template, perform the Get Info command (Command I) from finder on the file. One of the options is a checkbox called Stationary Pad. Check this option which lets the ......

The current version of the Dymo Software 8.5.1 will not print on OS X Yosemite Beta. The software runs fine, but the print driver crashes when you attempt to print. You have 2 choices, share the label printer from another computer running OS X 10.9.x or Windows, or even Linux. Or second choice you can download an older version, I would suggest 8.3.1 ......

I have a 16gb iPhone 5s and a 16gb iPad Mini. Both were down to a little over a gig of free space. I was not worried yet but I was getting close to worrying. Then iOS 8 was released and I installed the 8.0.1 point release that caused so many issues. In an attempt to downgrade the phone I did a full erase and reset, after backing up of course, and when ......

I have been experimenting setting up a PHP development environment. I have been trying on Windows, Linux (Ubuntu) and Mac OS X. So far my favorite environment is on Mac OS X. I have tried a number of IDE's and debuggers as well. IDE's Eclipse with the PDT Add On The PDT version of Eclipse Aptana Zend Netbeans Debuggers Zend XDebug So far the only environments ......

Sorry, I have been lax in posting for quite some time. Hopefully this will be the start of a renewed posting binge! A piece of advice, if you are searching for a solution to an issue, or a recommendation, or anything else on the web, when you find a post or a forum thread do 2 things. First, check the date on the post of thread. If it is older it may ......

I have been an avid reader all of my life. Everything from SciFi and Fantasy to Technical Books and a little of everything in between. Being a geek, I was of course an early adopter of eBooks. Over time my eBook collection became huge, on the order of over 10,000 books and publications. Long before I reached that point I needed a way to manage that ......

Over the years I have used a number of different types of phones. Windows Mobile, Blackberry, Nokia, and now Android. Until the Blackberry, which was my last phone (and I still have one issued from my office) I had never found a phone that “just worked” especially with email and messaging. The Blackberry did, and does, excel at those functions. My last ......

I recently switched to Time Warner's Business Class Internet Service in my home. Previously I had Consumer grade RoadRunner service also from TWC. In my original configuration I had the TWC Cable Modem to which I connected a Wireless Router from D-Link (DIR-600). I connected the Ethernet cable from the cable modem to the WAN port on the D-Link router. ......

Back in April I began to work with Oracle again after a multiple year absence from doing so. So naturally I decided I would install Oracle on my home system so I could reacquaint myself with it. That proved to be more difficult than I expected. I was able to get Oracle 10g Express downloaded and installed but could not connect to it. So, to save someone ......

This should not require a blog post! That being said, I struggled on and off for several days before I hit the right sequence of steps to install the SSMS package onto my existing instance of SQL Server 2008 Express. When I initially installed SQL Server 2008 I downloaded the version that said it was “with tools”, assuming that meant I would get the ......

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