I started this website in April 1999
while working as a full time IT consultant at a Fortune 100
company. A large part of my duties involved researching technical
projects as part of preplanning and deployment (as well as
troubleshooting), but I quickly became frustrated trying to find professional grade
resources for Windows NT/2000 and MS BackOffice products online.
The major search engines cover less than half of the web, and
often return hundreds of irrelevant and broken links. I was tired of digging through
mountains of useless queries, and visiting hundreds of web sites just to find
a little technical information. What I needed was a knowledge base
that indexed Microsoft's articles and whitepapers as well as the
hundreds of third party and independent resources all in one
place. Not another search engine, but a hand picked index of
quality resources edited by Professionals, for Professionals.
Along the way I discovered that many of my peers were just as
frustrated, and were looking for a similar resource. So, we combined our favorite web
sites, links, and other resources, and created the site we always wanted to find. And that, in a nutshell, is what LabMice.net is really all about.
We needed a site name that was short, easy to type, easy to remember, difficult to misspell, and sort of comical. Our first 20 or so picks were already registered, so on a whim we kicked around LabMice.
Out of the 20 or 30 names we were considering, it was the only name in which .com .org and .net was still available. Walking
through the maze of server racks and cubicles at my client's large
corporate headquarters really reinforced the idea that we were
simply mice working for a piece of cheese. During our 3 day debate and trademark research phase, LabMice.com was registered by a guy at Intel. We grabbed LabMice.net the next day.
Who are the LabMice?
The "LabMice" are a group of a dozen or so consultants, Administrators, Hackers, and other hardcore NT nuts I've had the pleasure of working with in the past several years. Most are MCSE's. All of them are simply the best and brightest people I've worked with at some of
America's largest companies. (Including General Electric, BP/Amoco, Goodyear, IBM, HP, and Microsoft). Since
its original inception in 1999, the
LabMice community has grown to include technology professionals
from around the world.
The primary purpose of this site is to be an alternative to Search Engines that frequently produce irrelevant or duplicate links, and other so called "resource" sites that simply list URL's with no explanation or organization. We search the web daily in the course of our
professional careers, and post our best resources here. We've gone out of our way to ensure you won't get buried 10 levels deep in this site, or bombarded with out of date and useless information. You should be able to navigate to and from any page in this site in 3 clicks or less.
It is also my goal to make as much of this site, and what's on it,
FREE. We'd like to "give back" to all the people that helped us along the way. If you find samples of shareware (or all out commercial software)
referenced on the site, you can bet that either I've worked with it directly, or it's received glowing personal reviews from my fellow
And another thing. We got tired of drab, boring, technical pages. We hope you'll enjoy the humor and light-heartedness of our
us improve our site
We are always looking for ways to improve this site and welcome
any feedback, suggestions, comments, and constructive criticism
from the IT Community. We read all of the e-mail we receive
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know about it and we'll get it fixed as soon as possible. (Usually
within 24 hours)