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Is the age of sysadmins is behind us?

If you believe the marketing from infrastructure companies these days, the golden age of sysadmins is in the past (term lifted from this RedHat blog post). But I believe this...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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 Iā€™m becoming increasingly aware...