The Multilevel Marketing Frenzy From John Oliver

So I saw this video trending on FaceBook and on YouTube and I decided to watch the entire thing and provide some of my own opinions on it.  Albeit this is hysterically funny to watch this is a horse that’s long been beaten to death for years.  That being said I did want to pipe up with a few things ... Read More »

Eff You Cancer Shirt

We all know someone that’s been touched by cancer. Although this shirt may not be politically correct, it’s one that makes a crystal clear statement. If you have have been or know someone touched by any kind of cancer order one of these.  Limited color availability to minimize printing costs. ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO VARIOUS CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATIONS ... Read More »

VMware Fusion 8 macOS Sierra Disk Sleep Issues

So here is an interesting issue I landed on in the last week or so after upgrading an iMac with a 1TB Fusion drive to macOS Sierra.  The use case for this iMac is that is needs to run 3 windows virtual machines for StitchTek to run the embroidery machines, so they are sort of important.  It’s been running for ... Read More »

How To Properly Deal With Poorly Handled Warranty Claims

Never let it be said you cannot get something done when people are playing games with you.  There is a right and wrong way to deal with these situations and in my life I’ve had to go to the extremes in cases to get something done.  This is just my take on how I was able to finally get something ... Read More »

How To Automate Small Business Processes

Many people know that some time ago my wife Julie started her own business called StitchTek Services, LLC when we lived back in New Hampshire.  Since then having moved to Tennessee, the business has started to grow and she has been posed with some challenges.  Most of those were many of the small business tasks that one person needs to ... Read More »

Thank You To Those That Support Small Business

Many people know me from my twenty year plus IT career and the last almost 9 years at VMware.  That has provided a lot of connections throughout the community for sure.  What many people may not know is that I have spent a great many nights and weekends help my wife Julie build her company from something that started as ... Read More »

VMworld 2016 Session Approved

Yesterday many people started getting their notifications about sessions that were approved and denied.  I submitted two sessions this year and of the two one was accepted.  I was pretty excited about the fact I have had a streak going of submissions and acceptances that I tweeted this out. Read More »

Camp Freightliner Review

I had the chance this week to attend what is known as Camp Freightliner down in Gaffney, SC.  I really was not sure what to expect, what I was going to learn or even what the heck this was.  I saw it online after I bought the 2016 Tiffin Allegro RED which is built on a Freightliner chassis.  I decided ... Read More »

Wi-Fi Site Surveys and Analysis With NetSpot

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Since I have been doing a lot of WiFi work lately in my house and I also setup a few sites for my church and a local RV park, I realized I have a tool I use that is extremely useful.  I’ve actually had it for quite some time now and it’s proven useful for checking signal strength and other ... Read More »

Heaven No! The vSphere Desktop Client Is Dead…Relax

So by now most people have read the blog post about the final days of the vSphere Desktop Client, many of us simply refer to as the C# client.  As a VMware employee obviously this was not much of a surprise.  As a customer previously I can remember all the way back to the original client that really only was ... Read More »

Ubiquiti Unifi Controller Version 5 Sneak Peak

Part of my other reason for installing a Unifi Cloud Key was to also have a place to test out the BETA versions of the controller.  However, there is a brand NEW version coming out with version 5 that I got the okay from UBNT-Brandon to show to folks.  Once I was done messing with the Cloud Key this weekend, ... Read More »

Migrating Ubiquiti Unifi Controllers and Sites

So after all this toying around with the Ubiquiti Unifi Cloud Key, and knowing I have all my sites in a cloud controller on EC2, it was time to see what migrating controllers would look like.  I decided to try out the process of moving controllers to see what it might look like.  What I discovered was a few interesting ... Read More »

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