Dear @CenturyLink: Here’s How You’ve Screwed Me

Dear @CenturyLink…

Once upon a time (say, November 2014), I had great Internet from you. Not nearly as amazing as everyone else with fiber and cable, but pretty good. Well, OK, it was 8Mbps/1Mbps DSL… but I was happy enough. It got the job done.

In the past four months, however, you’ve taken it all away. Fully half my megabits, all my faith in you, and most of my happiness. And it’s mostly out of sheer incompetence. Super friendly incompetence, to be sure, but incompetence nonetheless.

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What are the hot IT certs these days, from your perspective?

Regardless of whether you think certifications are personally valuable, and ignoring what you think might be important to you or your current job, what do yo think are the current “trendy” IT certification titles? In other words, what do you see everyone else getting excited about?

And, following that – do you think the trend is worthwhile, or do you think there’s another direction people should be looking?

Drop a comment – let me know!

Did Microsoft Ship “Preview” Code in Windows 10?

With the recent release of Windows 10, and with the recent publication of a WMF5 roadmap, some sharp-eyed readers are asking some hard questions. If we’re getting a “supported production preview” of WMF5 in August 2015 – what exactly the heck is in Windows 10? Preview code?

In a word, yes. But that doesn’t mean what you think it does, and it’s certainly not the first time Microsoft has done this.

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