Tiny Deathstars of Foulness

Before December 30th of 2004, was a site with some flat files of notes I’d taken. During the Holiday break that year, I finally converted it into a blog. And now, with over 3,500 posts and netting around 10,000 unique visitors a day, it’s very different. It started out as just some musings and technical notes. Now, it’s… Well, some musings and technical notes.

Actually, back then I’d occasionally write about college football (Go Dawgs!), a lot more about Windows (um, Windows NT sometimes – ick!), and an increasing amount about macOS Server. These days I post less, but I write as much as I ever did. Just more are links to articles I’ve written for other places (Medium, Huffington Post,, Jamf, etc). Also, there’s more that’s up on GitHub and contributions to projects at work and for various vendors we all know and love. And there’s more structure, as with the macOS Server guides. Overall, I still love to write, just my interests shift here and there.¬†

Anyway, Happy Birthday,!

And a Happy New Year to those who observe tomorrow as the end of the year!

Much love,


December 30th, 2017

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Today, turns 7. 9 books and almost 2,000 posts later, I seem to have slowed down a bit if you look at the last couple of months of postings. But I’ve been busy, just trying to get a few other projects finished, so I can get back to my normal writing-too-much self. These projects I’ve been wrapping up include:
  • Writing¬†Using Mac OS X Lion Server for O’Reilly (the final artwork for this one was turned in today)
  • Converting into a publishing company and putting out Time Machine in Mac OS X Lion, which should also be on the iBookstore soon
  • Speaking at 4 or 5 conferences (MacWorld is coming up, where I’ll be doing 3 talks)
  • My day job as Director of Technology at 318 seems to take up more and more time every year as we continue to grow and do cool stuff
  • Working on the Exchange 2010 Server exam for
There’s other projects too, but this is what I’ve been working on during my days off over the holidays. Hopefully I’ll wrap all these up soon and get back to writing here. I’ve also been working on a re-design for the site and with the amount of traffic it’s getting, it seems the site needs to get moved as well. Included in this is bringing on the first paid sponsorships. I’ve got the first lined up at this point, but if you or someone you know has a product to put in front of the audience, let me know. I’m also now accepting articles, tips, tricks or whatever, from others. So feel free to submit any content you’d like to get out there!

January 1st, 2012

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Tags: , , , turns 6 today. Since December 2004 there have been over 1,500 posts, more unique and returning visitors than I ever thought possible and the site has evolved from its state in the 90’s up to 2004, which was my gateway into my home into a site that seems to help plenty of people. For that, I am thankful. Looking forward to the new year, ya’ll! -Charles

December 31st, 2009

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