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Comment: All the time (Score 1) 572

I do it here, and not for nefarious reasons.

My use case is our floor workers all have very restricted access to the internet at their non-user specific workstations. Since we use Google apps for our mail here I needed a way to allow access to our corporate gmail, but not their personal ones. Since all accounts are on the domain I can't just block via fqdn, I need something to intercept which account they are accessing and restrict based on that.

Heck, google even documents how to do it right here

Comment: You're looking in the wrong place (Score 1) 178

by stickystyle (#45257127) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Where Are the Complete Hosting Providers?
Lot's of companies exist that do exactly that, but I think you're looking for a big nationwide (or worldwide) company. Look for local managed IT providers, lot's of them exist that do nearly all that you want (don't see many offering XMPP, as much as I would like it), heck in my small circle if IT friends, two of the guys own such companies. These guys exist to provide turnkey IT solutions to companies that don't have the abilities to do it themselves and I'll bet if you can drive enough business they would probably let you setup some kind of whitebox rebranding deal if you want your name on it.

Comment: Re:where is the talent going to come from (Score 1) 103

'where is the talent going to come from?' Local I would imagine. Since it's only going to create 29 jobs in the city, surely there are 29 local people that are qualified to work in a DC with the six colleges nearby from your cited link. I doubt anyone would want to uproot and move there that didn't have pre-exiting ties.

Comment: Re:Will anyone use Lion 'server'? (Score 2) 303

by stickystyle (#36973856) Attached to: Apple Removes MySQL From Lion Server

Right, it's not really ment to be end user serviced, because most end users are not capable of servicing a dead drive. You simply pay $149 to extend you AppleCare coverage to three years when you purchase your shiny new macmini server, and when a drive fails they can walk it into an apple store and the "Genius" will replace the drive for them, no extra charge.

THAT is exactly what small businesses need. I've worked large multi-national enterprise IT, and I've worked small business; oftentimes my "Enterprise" brain wants to kick in and build out a fully redundant setup for a small business that is only employing 8 people making a few thousand profit each month. In my mind of five nines of uptime it makes sense, but for those 8 people it makes no sense at all.

Comment: Re:Will anyone use Lion 'server'? (Score 1) 303

by stickystyle (#36971586) Attached to: Apple Removes MySQL From Lion Server

a mini/mac pro as a fileserver for a small business might not be bonkers, but beyond SOHO use, why would anyone bother with a mac server?

SOHO / SMB is their target now. A mac mini with RAID-1 drives is more than sufficient, and many times more capable than what I see a lot of small business using.

Comment: Re:Solution (Score 1) 357

by stickystyle (#34073556) Attached to: Facebook Adds Friend Stalker Tool

None of this is default behaviour though. It might be tired and you might be sick of hearing it over and over but that's because it's a problem for a lot of people.

[citation needed]
If it is a real problem, that *real* people (not just slashdotters) care about, they need to seek out a solution...that already exists. If it is too advanced for them, and it is still an issue for them on facebook then they need to practice self preservation and remove their account.

Judging by your reaction to me, it sounds like you have very little sympathy for that and that they get what they deserve. I think that says more about you than me.


Comment: Re:Solution (Score 1) 357

by stickystyle (#34072122) Attached to: Facebook Adds Friend Stalker Tool

That doesn't stop random asshats tagging you in photos.

Yeah...but it's pretty easy to adjust the privacy settings so that only you can see the photos you are tagged in, effectively turning off the 'feature'. Also the 'random asshats' would be people you explicitly added as a friend.

Try actually using the site before you just repeat the same tired phrase you hear over and over.

Measure twice, cut once.