I'm Rob Marshall, a consultant who specialises in the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager product. I like to share, i do so by blogging and helping out when I can in the MS SMS newsgroups and participating in the ConfigMgr MVP program.
I was awarded and joined the program in 2009. It'd be an understatement to say it has to be one of the best experiences an IT engineer can have, if they really enjoy specialising in a product.
My biggest weapon for troubleshooting is, my formidable knowledge, no, only joking, you, the community. I find if I cannot answer a question, then I can usually find the answer from using Bing\Google, pouring over the documentation, and if that doesn't work, tinkering in mine or someone elses virtual lab.
The blogs pretty much about ConfigMgr, but it is also a platform for me to express my random urges to display something I've stumbled across, and that I imagine would entertain you or what not as equally as it did me.
On the 12th of Feb 2009 Apple released a slew of patches.
Dotted in amongst the list are patches for issues that look very similiar to Windows bugs, such as "arbitrary code execution".
I only blog about this to add another pebble to the debate regarding the safetly of OS's. I don't think anyone that is Pro-Apple can lambast MS for it's security holes anymore. That one-up-man-ship has to fall to the side, since Apple are obviously patching a holed ship as well. Doesn't matter how many ways you cut the cake, the OS is vulnerable to OS and Web based expliotation.
Not sure how the two products compare in terms of lines of code, components and third party add-ons, so cannot say one is more complex than the other. But, it sure is reassuring to see that this low-key announcement of patch releases from Apple shows they share the same boat as the rest of us, and makes the argument about Apple not suffering the same issues as MS kind of moot.
One big happy patching family