Don Jones

Tech | Career | Musings

Watch this space, because on February 1st I’ll be opening registration for “DSC Camp,” a special and extremely exclusive event that’ll take place at and near my home in Las Vegas, NV. Limited to just 16 participants, you’ll interact deeply with three of the industry’s top independent experts in PowerShell’s DSC technology. You’ll learn how to …

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I recently listened to a report on NPR that challenged people to disconnect from their smartphones. The basic gist of the argument – and I’m paraphrasing, so you might consider listening to the full report – is that “daydreaming” is your brain’s default state. When it’s not otherwise engaged, it flits off on its own, …

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Just got the Call for Speakers for Ignite. It’s a… different… process this year. In the past, speakers would propose entire sessions to TechEd, including descriptions, audience profile, etc. Not anymore. Now, you’re allowed to propose yourself for up to three “topics.” Windows PowerShell isn’t on the list, but there’s an “Other” checkbox so you …

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First, this article is not intended to provide factual, reliable legal advice. I urge you to consult an attorney. The purpose of this article is to provide some basic familiarization, and to illustrate how relatively straightforward this process is. Second, while you can do-it-yourself anything that’s described herein, you shouldn’t. In my experience, a lawyer will charge …

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This is a story I enjoy telling at the bar over a whiskey. but it’s time the broader world was told. Back in my high-school-and-immediately-after days (think early 90s), I helped run local science fiction conventions in Virginia Beach. One of those, Beach Trek, was especially fun. Our first big year, we invited actress Denise …

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