Who would have believed that I would write a post about social media being used a weapon against democracy? Looking back, I should have been more pragmatic about the power of social media and community. Here we are ten years from when it all started, and corporate marketing and PR teams have co-opted social platforms. […]
Getting the Gang Back Together for SC20
Supercomputing 2020 (aka SC20) is happening November 9 – 19. It was supposed to be in Atlanta, but it’s online for the obvious reason. Tony Foster and I were lamenting that we weren’t going to be able to attend. Then we decided to build our own adventure to experience the event online. So we’re getting […]
Don’t Let a Fake Email Freak You Out!
Do you know how to identify fake emails? It is an important skill to learn if you want to be digitally literate. This post will give you the basics so you can protect yourself. Foreign Countries are Sending Fake Emails to Disrupt Our Election The FBI held a press conference yesterday to announce that Iran […]
Project Monterey: What We Know So Far
Project Monterey was announced (in tech preview) at VMworld this year. This post is a collection of my early reactions to VMware’s Project Monterey, as well as contemplations from other sources. If you know of an important source of content that I’ve missed, please let me know. I am still hunting for some of the […]
Have You Built Your VMware 2020 Adventure?
I can’t believe VMworld 2020 is finally here! I have taken my own advice and treated VMworld this year as an online adventure. This post outlines the details for for my VMworld campaign. All times are in my timezone – Central. Gathering Places Gathering places are important when we are in San Francisco (or Vegas), […]
Getting to the Bottom of the TikTok Deal
Seven days ago, I wrote about Presidential powers to halt mergers, specifically looking at the TikTok deal. Since that time, it has been announced TikTok will go public in the US with an IPO, with Oracle and Walmart will having shares in the new company. Let’s try and tease out some of the reality of […]
Why does the President Want to Ban TikTok?
There was a flurry of news over the (US) weekend about the future of TikTok in America. There are some pretty big issues at stake here, yet it seems like the focus is on will TikTok the application continue in its current form in the US, or will the 80 million American users need to […]
Don’t Miss vLadies Nite at VMworld This Year!
For the past several years, I’ve hosted a vLadies Nite at VMworld – a night for ladies where we have dinner and enjoy each other’s company. Even though VMworld is virtual this year, and we won’t get the chance to be together enjoying wine at a fabulous restaurant, our event is still a go on […]
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How to Design Your Own Online Adventure!
I recorded a vBrownBag session for VMworld called Build Your Own Online Adventure. I wrote it specifically about attending online conferences (in particular attending VMworld), but I’m becoming increasingly aware that in order to come out on the other side of this pandemic in a better place than we went in, it is absolutely imperative […]
Monday Hot Takes [Episode 3]: Machine Learning isn’t Neutral
Welcome to Monday Hot Takes Episode 3! This week’s hot take is about machine learning and facial recognition (again!). Let me know what you think in the comments! For more info on digital literacy, please check out our Digital Literacy channel. Hot Take: Machine Learning is not nuetral! Lots of outcry over this Harrisburg University […]
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