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I’ve had this post sitting around for a while, and I’m still not sure I should publish it.  Of course if you are reading it then I’ve pushed the button and am bracing for the inevitable…

Today, in the technology arena, there is an endless debate that borders on religious at times.  Sides are drawn, […]

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Last year, when vLaunchPad kicked off the voting for the 2011 Top 25 VMware Blogs, it was a goldmine for me.  As someone who had recently moved from the customer side of the game to a vendor, it was a great way to get exposure to all of the incredible content being generated […]

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For those of you who are regular readers of my blog, I beg your indulgence as this post is going to be a little different, and a little personal.  I promise to get back on schedule with the technical/business posts, and I have my 2011 recap ready to go for next week, but this is […]

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I think it’s because of the many, many years that I spent playing and managing baseball, but I’ve always been interested in the concept of teams, and the art/science behind building them. Much like a baseball team, where different positions require different skillsets and personalities, enterprises today also require a mix of people with different […]

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Just a quick post to share with you a milestone that I’m pretty excited about.  I made my first post to this blog on February 13, 2010 and what started out as a way for me to help organize my thoughts and share things with my internal team has turned into one of the […]

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This is a quick addendum to the recent posts on my home lab, showing what can happen when you don't think all the way through a migration project!

As part of building out the new lab, I needed to move all of my internal management VMs over. They had been residing on an HP DL360 […]

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With part one of my whole home computing make-over complete, it’s time to get finish up on the lab!  There are tons of other great blogs out there that talk about home labs (like this one, and this one, and this one, and this one, and this one…), and I […]

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Me! Ha! I know, right? Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies!  Rivers and seas boiling!  Forty years of darkness!  Earthquakes, volcanoes…  The dead rising from the grave!  Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria! (What movie is that from?)

All kidding aside, this feels like a weight off my shoulders and […]

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I have developed a strange fondness for my home lab that is wholly unexpected.  It started as a way for me to get some real stick time with some of the technologies that I work with and talk to customers about every day, and has transformed into part Zen garden, part hobby and part pseudo […]

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So, I promised I wasn't going to do this, I really did.  There are such a great selection of home lab setup overviews out there (like this one, and this one, and this one, and this one, and this one…).  For goodness sake, there's even […]

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I'll be up front with you: I'm a poster child for failing to live up to resolutions I've made in the past, so there's some risk in putting this out here were everyone can see.  Maybe it will make my failure that much more public; maybe it will help me put in the time and […]

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On November 25, 2010 By

My wife took the kids to her parent's house this week in preparation for our annual Thanksgiving trip to Eastern Tennessee.  The empty, quiet house, a series of incredible meetings at my new job, getting to hang out at the local EMC office and getting to have dinner with some of my co-workers all combined […]

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New Game, New Rules…

On November 15, 2010 By

It's no secret that I've been on the customer side of the vendor relationship for a long, long time.  Through relationships with HP, Microsoft, Liebert, GE, McKesson, EMC, Cisco, VMware and many, many others I got introduced to the competitive world of "vendor management" back in the late 1990s, and learned how the game was […]

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First, I want to apologize for the long delay between posts.  There have been multiple outside influences on my time over the last 6 months (acquisition and then job change, primarily) but I hope to do better, or at least be mediocre on a more regular schedule. :-)  Now that I have more than a couple days […]

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Humbled and Excited…

On October 12, 2010 By

Friday, October 22nd will be my last day at Peak 10.  Almost exactly six years to the day I started at Peak 10 I will leave to start a new adventure.

To say that the last six years have been the best of my professional life wouldn't do justice to the experience.  I have met some […]

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A smart person once implored me to recognize the value of the journey as opposed to focusing on the destination, and a younger me refused to listen.  Journeys are how you get where you are going, I insisted, but the destination is what it's all about.

Older and slightly wiser now, I realize that the […]

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