my father

I haven’t been posting anything lately, because my father, Chester Huey, has been in the hospital for the past few weeks. Early yesterday morning, he passed away. I usually don’t post a lot of personal stuff on this blog, but just in case anyone’s reading this, and they knew my father, but haven’t heard yet, I thought I’d post some information here. We will have viewing hours for him at Manchester Memorial Funeral Home in Whiting NJ on Wednesday 9/30, probably from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. He will be interred at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown NJ, probably on Monday 10/5. We’re still finalizing things.

I’ve been working on an obituary of sorts that I may eventually post here. I owe my Dad a lot — for everything from buying us a TRS-80 and giving me my first exposure to computers, to introducing me to George Orwell’s Animal Farm (“Four legs good, two legs bad”).

Windows 2008 – File Server Migration

At work, I’ve been gradually setting up a new machine to act as our main file server, print server, and domain controller. The old server is running Windows Server 2003; the new one will be running Windows Server 2008. I haven’t really done much Windows sysadmin work lately other than the usual day-to-day stuff, so I’m a bit rusty on AD forests, FSMOs, and stuff like that. I have a bunch of stuff I’ve been meaning to write up and post, but I haven’t had much time for that. I thought I’d mention one thing that I discovered today, though: the Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit. I just stumbled across this at random, but it seems to be exactly the tool I need to get my shares moved over from the old server to the new one!

Snow Leopard

I have a bunch of stuff I’ve been meaning to write up and post, but I just haven’t had a chance to do it. For now, just a couple of observations on Snow Leopard, since I upgraded my MacBook on Friday. The upgrade was smooth. I’ve got two semi-important programs that don’t work anymore though: Windows Live Sync and SonicWall NetExtender. I’m hopeful that both will be updated, but I’m not holding my breath. Meanwhile, on the list of stuff that *does* work, there are a few oddball programs I use that are working fine: KeePassX, Lotus Notes 8.5, and Missing Sync all work. I *think* Fusion and TechTool Pro work, but I haven’t really tried anything crazy in either of those yet.