Humor

  • ‘Twas the night before Christmas

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the internetNot an identity was stirring, not even a Passport .NETThe user accounts requests were submitted with careHoping that their access would soon be there The users were nestled all snug in their bedsWhile visions of being able to do their jobs danced in their headsThe servers […]

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  • Mistaken Identity

    Years ago, I walked into the client site a few months into an Identity Management project, and the PM told me his account had been deactivated by mistake as an employee with the same last name and same first initial was terminated, and they termed his account by mistake. Ironic. A few years before that […]

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  • Look what I found in the news

    I didn’t even know that Identity and Access Management (IAM) workers had a union! Of course, imagine my disappointment to learn that it is International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union. http://feeds.feedburner.com/IdentityLifecycleManagerilmBestPractices

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  • Darth Vader – Project Manager Part 2

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be on a project that was managed by Darth Vader? In Part 1 I analyzed the good side of his skills. In Part 2 I tried to find the bad but I only find more good. Once more thanks to George Lucas for inventing Star […]

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  • What does “no commitment” really mean?

    I recently received a mailer for YouFit Health Clubs, offering me “$1 down, $10 month with no commitment” for a club they opened near my house (limited to the first 125 to sign up). Sounds good, but following the principle of caveat emptor (buyer beware), I always read the fine print. According to the “Billing […]

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  • Law of Unintended Consequences

    In the process of setting up to teach 50382A – Implementing Forefront Identity Manager 2010 in Phoenix, AZ (Feb 8-11 and May 23 – May 26 – registration info to follow in a subsequent post) and looking at other courses in the Microsoft Courseware library I have noticed an interesting trend – most courses have […]

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  • ILM “2” confirmHumanity=”false”

    I was getting ready to try out some of the various installation topologies that may be possible with ILM "2" including: separating the Portal and the Service (definitely possible), having two portals point back to the same service (I think it’s possible), when I came across the most interesting item in the ILM "2" installation […]

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