Bad Luck Or Just Karma Knocking?

Well this is me writing a non-technical self-reflection post, so…..deal with it.  This morning I woke up with some really unsettling feelings.  Many people who know me will know that I don’t believe in a great many things.  I am not that religious, I believe your life is what YOU make of it.  I believe hoping every 4 years a different politician is going to change the ... Read More »

DISH Network Hopper DHCP Issue

Today I had an interesting issue.  Well it started a couple of days ago where the Joey’s in the house were losing connection with their linked Dish Network Hopper devices.  I kept rebooting the Dish Network Hopper in each room, but still the problem persisted.  Then the other day I started having internet connection issues. What I noticed was my Internet Gateway ... Read More »

My Arrington SRT8 Challenger SuperCharger Review

Well the here is the final review not only of the final deal, but also the work that Arrington Engines does overall.  This was done on a 2011 Challenger and included their PCM swap.  You can see the full kit details in my initial post. First off I have to say WOW!  This thing was fun before the work was ... Read More »

Cloud Infrastructure Suite Feedback Needed

Friends, Romans, Countrymen….Lend me your Ear!  Wait, that was something completely different, BUT the premise is the same. As part of my role at VMware I will be attending an internal summit in Palo Alto later this month.  Being a “Cloud Guy” I have been asked to gather some candid, yet useful feedback on the VMware Cloud Infrastructure Suite.  The ... Read More »

Dude….Where Have You Been?!

The short answer…..vacation.  The long answer….vacation In all seriousness, I have been away on some personal time, but since getting back things have started to ramp right up where they left off.  A week or so ago I posted my VMworld Session information and since coming back there has been nothing but PowerPoint work for me.  There is a few ... Read More »

My Official VMworld 2012 Sessions

Well as many of us saw the E-Mails went out last night for the VMworld Sessions that were accepted.  Looks like I will have two total and one I am moderating….for now.  You never know what else I will get pulled into like the VMworld Expert 1:1 and the VMworld Group Discussions.  Below are the sessions as they stand now, ... Read More »

Defining My Purpose In Life…Not Exactly

Here’s the funny thing.  I am sitting here after spending three days with some amazing people and discovering some new things about a pretty cool company.  I went into this weekend with an open mind and a bit of excitement.  Over the past few months I decided as some may know to try to help others reach the same goals ... Read More »

[INFO] vCloud Director Fast Provisioned Catalog Virtual Machines

A while back I was messing around with Fast Provisioning in vCloud Director and I noticed something I wanted to dig a little deeper into. My Co-Worker Cormac Hogan (@VMwarestorage) also wrote a little about this as well which does a great job showing the linked clone aspect. Also William Lam (@lamw) wrote up some nice scripts to find the ... Read More »

Building Your Cloud With vCloud Director

Below is a recording of the session I did in January 2012 at Gillette Stadium with Paul Lembo called “Building your cloud with vCloud Director”.  I finally got a copy of the session and wanted to share it for those that did not make that event.  It was well received and thanks to Chris Harney for getting me the session video.  It ... Read More »

How To Handle Some vCloud Director Challenges

The other day I was sent a link to a 9-slide deck titled “Life before and after vCloud Director”, put together by someone I do not know that takes time to point out some specific challenges with vCloud Director, mostly with networking and vShield Edge.  From what I have learned this deck was previously circulated and has recently re-surfaced.  It tries to explain ... Read More »

VMworld 2012 Voting is Open!

Hey have you heard, VMworld 2012 voting is open?!  Of course you have but this is my post like most other people’s to shamelessly plug my sessions as well as a few from some other noteworthy folks out there.  Below are the sessions that I am listed on either as the primary presenter, a co-presenter, or a moderator.  Now I ... Read More »

The Supercharged Challenger SRT8 Journey

Well after all these 38 years of my life it has become clear to me that you really only do live once.  Life is about doing what you love and in some cases doing what you WANT, just because you can.  In the spirit of that I have decided to take my 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 on a journey of horsepower.  For ... Read More »

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