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The Reality Of The Thin Blue Line

  On May 19th Chris Oberheim responded to a domestic call and subsequently lost his life in the line of duty to a previously convicted felon carrying a stolen weapon.  It was a death that has rocked the community he served to the core.  You may ask yourself, “Why is …

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The Balance Between Personal and Professional

This week has been, let’s just say an interesting one.  After many conversations and internalization I did think I needed to post something about this topic of personal and professional lines.  I’ve had this challenge since I joined social media over a decade ago.  Your personal name and brand is …

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Stop Trusting Spanning Backup with Your Data

This has been a difficult thing to try and wrap my head around, but the following is a story about how Spanning Backup simply DELETED all my backups from the last 3+ years.  What I am going to detail in the paragraphs to follow is not only a timeline of …

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Promotions vs Title Changes

Today was one of those “update LinkedIN” days.  As of February 1st, my group all got new job titles.  The post below was one of those automatic “congratulate so and so on their promotion” that the platform does automatically (if you have the notify network option on). This got me …

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The Great Calendar Debate

Yesterday I posted a tweet that had a little bit of discussion so I felt a bit more context and explanation was needed.  At the end of the day almost everyone in a corporate job uses technology that allows access to everyone’s calendar….provided people actually keep it up to date …

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How to Properly Change The VMware Cloud Director Database IP

Believe it or not I ran into this problem recently.  Suffice to say I realized if you deploy the VMware Cloud Director appliance with the primary and database IP on the same VLAN, some things go a little wonky.  A few people mentioned outside the official docs that you should …

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The 2020 Cohesity vExpert Gift Progam

Every year Cohesity, like other companies that support the vExpert Program, try to do something to show their appreciation for the community.   In the past there has been backpacks, last year was some tee shirts and charging portfolios.  Every year it does get harder and harder to come up with …

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Why I Will Never Go back To WordFence

The last week has been more than a struggle dealing with WordFence.  I have five identical server builds that are all failing their scanning process with either out of memory or some erroneous error about not being able to connect to themselves.  I had paid licenses for these and did …

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