Posted by Matt Laufer at 9:16 AM
We are in the throws of completing a website refresh for a client. As part of our process we need to comparatively evaluate the current site to the IA we have created for the new site. We will match on a page by page basis the old site with our current work. Ultimately this will ensure we don't miss anything. As you can imagine, having a single document that itemizes every single page would be incredibly useful. Enter Adobe Acrobat. After doing a little digging online, I discovered a great feature within Acrobat that will crawl an entire website, and convert every single page to a PDF. In Acrobat Pro 9 or higher, click 'File' then 'Create PDF from Web page'. This will bring up a dialog box. Enter the URL of the site you want to convert, and click the globe icon next to 'Capture Multiple Levels'. Click the 'Get Entire Site' check box, click ok, and away you go. Keep in mind a large site will take several hours to convert. The sites we are working on are about 300 pages total, and they have been converting for several hours already. So there you have it!
Posted by Matt Laufer at 4:57 PM
Posted by Matt Laufer at 11:54 AM
Huh? What? Yes, you read the title correctly. Apple is in talks with Microsoft about making it the default search engine on the iPhone. Ever since the Google Chief Executive, Eric Schmidt, left the Apple board, Google and Apple have been building up the hate for each other and this is just adding more fuel to the fire.
According to the article, Apple sees Google as a direct threat with their kajillion new Android powered phones. Since WinMo isn't grabbing a lot of the market these days, Apple sees them as a tool they can use against Google. Hmm....
I feel like we are still in the calm before the storm. 2010 should be an interesting year!
Posted by Ty at 10:51 AM
It was Sunday morning at 8:30am, I had already eaten breakfast and talked myself out of, then back into going snowboarding that day. A friend was coming over at 9 and from there we were going up to Summit County for a day on the slopes. Until my phone buzzed.
It was a text message from one of our executives, she could not send or receive email. I quickly logged on to our Exchange Server. The partition that we write most of our log files to was filling up and both email services and event logging services we stopped dead in their tracks. When I tried to launch the event logging service, I got a cryptic error message, and the email service just would not start.
This kind of stuff is not out of the ordinary for most IT Professionals. What was interesting is that 6 co-workers contacted me regarding the issue. All six contacted me by text message.
I spent the next 5 hours troubleshooting the issue to no avail. Troubleshooting a server without any event logs is a difficult task. After several attempts at resolution, it was time to call in Microsoft. Within an hour, Ajay our Microsoft support rep, had the problems solved and mail was back up and running. I thanked him profusely, and asked him why this problem had occurred. Interestingly, he had no answer. He only did break/fix repairs, root cause analysis was not covered under our level of support. Good thing to remember for next time. My fingers are tightly crossed that their won't be a next time!
Posted by Matt Laufer at 5:13 PM