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Ed Tittel
Works at EdSEC (dba)
Attended UT Austin (MA 1979)
Lives in Round Rock, TX
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The employment numbers for January are down, much to my suprise and dismay.
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Microsoft Learning/MVA pose technical challenges to current and aspiring IT pros. What's in it for them? Free training!
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A mystery back-channel Cumulative Update for Windows 10 raises questions.
A mysterious Windows Update that acts like a cumulative update increments the Windows 10 build number to 10586.79, but is not available through the usual channels and must be manually installed. So far, MS is completely mum on this update.
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Latest Secunia CSI/PSI scanning agent finally fixes "stopped working" error in Windows 8.*/10.
A new revision to the Secunia Personal Software Inspector/Corporate Software Inspector lays some long-standing Windows 8 and Windows 10 errors to rest.
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MS/IDC provide ammunition to justify hiring of certified IT pros.
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Working with (or thinking about) System Center Config Mgr? Check out the PowerShell Cmdlet library!
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For customizing and provisioning Windows images, the Windows ICD is the thing!
The Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer is a free toolset from Microsoft designed to customize and provision Windows 10 images for deployment.
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Things are looking good for IT pros' pay prospects, according to a recent Dice survey.
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Here's a handy Windows tool to dig into! 
DISM is a Windows command-line utility that helps admins and power users keep a sharp eye on installations and images. It's worth getting to know, and an occasional life-saver.
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Simple repair keeps C++ Redistributable Update from perpetually reinstalling itself.
Recently, an update to the Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Update 4 Redistributable Package (64bit) keeps installing repeatedly, even though each installation is labeled successful. Here's how to fix that problem, and end that cycle.
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Drat! The latest firmware update for the Surface Pro 3 includes a Surface Pro 4 Pen element that can causes crashes or BSODs. 
The latest firmware upgrade for the Surface Pro 3 accidentally incorporated a Surface Pro 4 pen settings update that can cause crashes and blue screens on such PCs. Here's how to fix things...
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Got a Surface Pro (original, 2 or 3) purchased before 3/15/15? 
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Occupation
Freelance computer technology writer
Skills
Writing, markup languages, networking, information security, Web development tools and techologies
Employment
  • EdSEC (dba)
    Freelance computer technology writer, 2004 - present
  • Information Research Associates
    Programmer, 1981 - 1982
  • Burroughs Research Center
    Programmer, 1982 - 1983
  • Michale Leesley Consulting
    Programmer, 1983 - 1984
  • Schlumberger Research
    Programmer, 1984 - 1986
  • Hart Information Systems
    Engineering Manager, 1986 - 1987
  • Novell/Excelan
    Many titles, 1988 - 1994
  • LANWrights
    Principal, 1994 - 2004
  • NetQos (now CA)
    Senior Researcher, 2006 - 2006
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Round Rock, TX
Previously
All over (Army brat) - Texas, Virgina, Germany, New Jersey, Georgia, California
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Freelance content creator across many media
Introduction
I'm a full-time freelance technology writer based in Round Rock, TX. I've been writing part-time since 1987, and full-time since 1994. I've contributed to over 140 books, and to many Web and magazine articles. I blog for various Web sites regularly, and am probably best-known for creating the Exam Cram series of IT cert prep books in 1997. For lots, lots more info about me, visit my Web page at http://www.edtittel.com.
Bragging rights
HTML For Dummies now in its 13th edition, more work to do than time to do it in, and I *still* love my job!
Education
  • UT Austin (MA 1979)
  • Princeton (AB 1973)
  • UT Austin (BA equiv 1981)
    Computer Science
    Completed undergraduate degree requirements to qualify for graduate study in CS at UT from 1979-1981. Took additional 18 or 21 hours of graduate CS classes by end of 1982.
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How to Make a Transforming Ninja Star (8-Pointed)
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I explain in this tutorial how to create the Transforming, a.k.a. 8-pointed Paper Ninja Star or Shuriken. It is a type of Modular Origami Mo

Elsevier: All your data belongs to us
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The huge scientific publisher sparks resentment by gobbling up a popular online gathering place. Sound familiar?

Viriconium
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Available to American readers for the first time, this landmark collection gathers four groundbreaking fantasy classics from the acclaimed a

Preparing for MCTS Windows 7 Exam 70-680 - Course FAQ
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What is this course about? The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification is recognized internationally as the best vehi

With WOA, It's Windows NT All Over Again
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WOA is possible only because of Windows' inherent NT-ness.

TypeScript: A New Direction in Browser-Based Applications
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Developers are looking for ways to create browser-based applications that work like desktop applications. TypeScript may provide an answer.

XML’s 15th Birthday
www.tbray.org

Whether you like XML or not, we’re stuck with it for a long time. These days, the only new XML-based projects being started up are document-

EthoStream: Future-Proof Connectivity
www.ethostream.com

EthoStream provides cutting-edge technology, proactive system monitoring, and 24/7/365 in-house technical support--and will engineer a seaml

Ten Biggest PR Blunders of 2011
www.readwriteweb.com

So it is that time of year, when we think back on all of our past successes and failures. Here are the most notable PR blunders that we've s

Intelligent WAN - Stephen Lawton - Network Security: Beyond the Eggshell
www.intelligentwan.com

The best network security assumes attackers have already broken in.

Bloomfield (microprocessor) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Bloomfield is the code name for Intel high-end desktop processors sold as Core i7-9xx and single-processor servers sold as Xeon 35xx., in al

3 things to know about IPv6 as World IPv6 Day approaches | ZDNet
www.zdnet.com

Yes, June 6th is World IPv6 Day. No, you don’t need to panic.

Unanswered questions about what's in Windows 8 editions | ZDNet
www.zdnet.com

Microsoft’s announcement that Windows 8 will ship in only two retail versions cleared up some uncertainty. But it left a handful of interest

Google Plus gets a new look and feel (Review) | ZDNet
www.zdnet.com

Google Plus, the social network for grown-ups, has a new look and feel. It’s not perfect, but there’s a lot to like in it.

Apple without Jobs: Winners and losers | ZDNet
www.zdnet.com

Yes, Steve Jobs is still Apple’s chairman, but as he retires from being Apple’s CEO, everything in technology will change. My question for

Hurricane Electric takes its IPv6 expertise to the datacenter | ZDNet
www.zdnet.com

Want to move your datacenter to the Internet of the 21st century with IPv6? Hurricane Electric is ready to help.

Driving home from San Antonio in late March, we had the misfortune to be rear-ended on the I-10 access road right at the city limits. Our 2011 E-350 sedan let us walk away uninjured from an accident that resulted in the totaling of both cars (amazingly, we drove home with no problems afterward) involved. Finding ourselves thrust into buying a new car without prior planning, we sought a replacement for my wife's beloved vehicle. The sales staff at MBA helped us find exactly what she wanted and set up an excellent deal on very short notice (the process was concluded in 3 days). I highly commend the dealership for helping us enjoy a hurry-up car purchase, and to remember that it should be fun to buy a new car!
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