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WSUS - The Complete Maintenance Guide (there is one!)

Windows Server Update Services - the office nerds were bitching about it, and how the maintenance kept failing. Wondering what they were talking about, I looked it up.  Turns out, there's a pretty comprehensive article about how to do maintenance on it, ... that the office nerds had never seen before.

So, I figured it might be worth raising the bandwidth a little ;-)

The complete guide to Microsoft WSUS and Configuration Manager SUP maintenance

Visio Stencils - More than you can ever need

So, every once in a while, I get to play with Visio.  And it comes with a pretty extensive set of stencils.

But, every once in a while, they just don't have quite the right one, you know?

Enter VisioCafe. - VisioCafe is an independent non-profit web site for the gathering together of IT industry Visio collections. Each collection is copyrighted to its respective owner, and is not the property of VisioCafe. If you would like to host a Visio collection here for free, please contact us at

Holy crap, they have just about everything and anything you could possibly want (well, if you're a computer nerd, anyway, which happens to be the stencils I'm looking for this week) - and it's all FREE!

 And some more Office stencils from Microsoft (over 300, apparently), and some additional tips from Microsoft (of dubious value, since one of the links is broken and redirects to the Visio sales-pitch page, but whatever, it's a place to start).

Cosplay for fun and profit

Cosplay is not just a craft, or an artform, it's also performance art!

Actually, judging by people like Jessica Nigri or Lex, it is also possible - in extremely rare instances - for it to be profitable.

Meanwhile, here is a Top 10 vid to give you an idea of how much work goes into making this a serious profession.

And here is an image of Jessica Nigri, just so you know what I mean when I say she takes her cosplay seriously, and is brilliant at it.

Connectibles Needs Your Vote

only 24 hours left to vote 'Connectibles' now in Tech.Co Startup of the Year Competition. would help us compete in the 50 semifinalists at the Innovate! conference in Silicon Valley. If you find later 10 seconds before the roof collapses :) vote for us here:

More info about Connectibles here:

check out this WSJ article (post acquisition announcement of DSC to Unilever for $1B):

(Nice validation for Connectibles )

Thank you so much!

This came from a friend of mine. I'll clean it up more later, but I wanted to get the word out quick and dirty

Come on people, give me more heads up than this, ok?