The ranting of an IT Professional:

best practices


April 30, 2009  9:32 PM

Firing policy – Come on HR, work with us here

Posted by: Jason Tramer
best practices, HR, IT, policies

So it's time to fire someone. A sad task that falls on HR because everyone else is busy doing real work.  Here are the two major ways that HR tends to fumble on this all too easy task. 1) You fire the poor schmoe and don't tell us. Sorry HR, we need to know. There is lots of stuff we need to do...

February 23, 2009  7:51 PM

Migrating DNS records

Posted by: Jason Tramer
best practices, DNS

I am really tired of the way some people handle DNS record changes. It's like people (even people in the IT industry) don't seem to realize that changes are not instant. It takes on average between 24-48 hours for any record changes to propagate across the Internet and yet you have DNS cowboys...

January 12, 2009  3:11 PM

Stop running services under domain admin

Posted by: Jason Tramer
best practices, Stop running services under domain admin

As a consultant I am more often than not working on servers that I myself did not build nor had any input on. One of the things that drives me crazy is when there are services running that are set up under the administrator log in. What this means in practical terms is that before I can change the...


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