Links for November 21, 2008


    From PMHut: 10 Signs That You Should Give Up on Your Project

    1. No one cares

    2. No end in sight

    3. Risk deadlock

    4. Throwing more resources at the problem only makes it worse

    5. The client cannot be satisfied

    6. Stakeholder of the week

    7. Requirements change so much you cannot keep up

    8. The original project charter has nothing to do with what you are doing now

    9. Too much money involved

    10. Your own gut feeling

    From cnet: USB devices spreading viruses

    The US-CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) issued a warning on Thursday that malicious code is increasingly propagating via USB flash drive devices.

    Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Defense has temporarily banned the use of thumb drives, CDs, and other removable storage devices because of the spread of the Agent.bzt virus, a variant of the SillyFDC worm, according to Wired.

  1. From The Road to Know WhereMicrosoft Releases First "Fix it for me" Knowledge Base Article Microsoft has begun to resolve some problems "automatically." For an example, see KB945402 = "Automatically Fix Missing Internet Explorer Icon"

Ten Things You Can Learn about Project Management from Britney Spears  This podcast is a light-hearted explanation of basic project management concepts, using Britney Spears career as an example. Thanks Christophe!

Color coding SharePoint calendars – A post on Path to SharePoint that explains how to display HTML in list views and extend it to a calendar view by using a little JavaScript. – thanks to the pointer from SharePoint Joel: Posts. With a baseline of over 200 different SharePoint Webpart apps and SharePoint solutions in over 30 categories, this independent community driven site is sure to help solve one of the biggest problems we have in the SharePoint space… Lack of Awareness of SharePoint tools and solutions. 

It didn’t take me long to find SharePoint Backup and Recovery Solution Comparison on Sweet!

A must read: The Essentials Series: Operations Benefits of Email Archiving by Jim McBee from Realtime Nexus: IT eBook alerts


Steve Mullen has been involved in information technology for over 35 years. He is also actively involved in the music program (voice and English hand bells) and Vestry of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Damascus, MD.

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