Retirement: Maxing out your company match for 401K contributions

Retirement 401k Company Match is per pay period. Ensure that you have a contribution rate at or above your company match for every pay period. If you are maxing out your 401k don’t do it early. Be consistent for the long term.

Delivery Optimization: Disk and Network Utilization

As many of you know I work for a company that basically started the Enterprise Management Peer to Peer at scale solution. 1E (www.1e.com) wrote the Alternate Content Provider (ACP) specification at the request of Microsoft over 15 years ago. That game is won by 1E. Several cheap versions exist but they all fail at…

Traveling with Kids: Seats and Upgrades

So what should you do as a family
Do your best to sit together on initial booking.  Expect cost and lack of options (except back of the plane)
Go to the gate agent and ask for help as soon as you get to the airport.
Upgrades: Splitting reservations – I only recommend doing it on the way home AT THE AIRPORT to avoid issues.

Where’s Shaun?

Hi all, I know I have been quiet recently. I have a pretty good series of reasons.  Business has been super up tempo (happens when you have great solutions that work technically and not just venture capital marketing), I was promoted to a Principal (not Principle) with a territory of Most of US (excluding the…

Windows Insider 17733 – How do I get off this build?

Solution: Run windows update via Command line wuauclt.exe /updatenow Several of the most recent Windows Insider builds have had issues.  Mainly performance delays of an hour.  How did this miss Canary… but here we are.  Good news the 17735 build came out that looks to address the overlay issue of Settings.    Why is this important? …

Marriott Lifetime Platinum Achievement Unlocked…?

Heads in beds. A dubious distinction of a business traveler is achieving lifetime status at anything.  Million miles milestones with airlines or minimum level at a hotel chain.  In another sign of my constant wanderlust and success of my employer I have now achieved the highest lifetime status at the Marriott corporation. The timing couldn’t…

FIX: “Hyper-V encountered an error trying to access an object on computer ‘localhost’ because the object was not found. The object might have been deleted. Verify that the Virtual Machine Management service on the computer is running. If the service is running, try to perform the task again by using Run as Administrator.”

Opened up Hyper-V today and all of my VMs where missing… umm what? So I tried to connect to a server (button far right) POPUP ERROR   Error Text “Hyper-V encountered an error trying to access an object on computer ‘localhost’ because the object was not found. The object might have been deleted. Verify that…