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VMware community unites to raise money for cancer research

One tweet has the power to really ignite something, as Gabriel Chapman (@Bacon_is_king) saw last week.  A quick, but personal post, about his mom’s cancer diagnosis a year after losing his father to the disease has quickly turned into a grassroots effort to raise money for cancer research in the family’s name. The VMware community […]

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Take a LEAP to a natural user interface

Everyone by now has seen Microsoft Kinect or at least a commercial for it.  That sort of natural interaction with a computer is a holy grail or sci-fi dream, depending on who you ask.  It’s something out the Iron Man or Minority Report.  There’s been a lot of talk about voice control (like Siri) and other natural […]

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Spending FaceTime with clients and family

One of the more brilliant features included with the iPhone 4, and now the iPhone 4S, is something Apple calls FaceTime.  It’s a video chat service that is dead simple to setup and use.  For other iPhone users, it uses your phone number to identify you (no additional account needed) and for other Macs and […]

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On this day, three years ago…

On this day, three years ago, I posted my first entry on Tech Talk.  At the time, the idea was to try to contribute back to a community of technical resources whose blogs had contributed so much knowledge to me.  I had found their blog posts about VMware ESX and vCenter invaluable and the information […]

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SafeCopy: My answer to the Mozy changes?

I got a comment on my recent Mozy post which offered SafeCopy as an alternative to Mozy.  When my current subscription to Mozy ends, I’m certainly in the market for a more favorable solution to meet my needs.  Mozy’s new plans, in my opinion,  do not offer enough space for the price they charge and […]

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Preserving and protecting old (and new) photos

Quite a while ago, I began trying to scan old family photos and preserve them.  Some were in pretty rough shape and took a while to restore and fill in blemishes to the prints.  Most were in very good shape, though, so I was able to go through some of my family’s oldest photos and […]

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WordPress for musicians

I have had the privilege of working with close friends updating their website as they were working on a new album.  The husband approached me, asking my opinion about a couple different hosted website solutions.  After talking with him about what they’d like to do, I found that their biggest desire was getting a good-looking website together […]

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Apple releases new Mac Mini with HDMI

Apple quietly released a revision to the Mac Mini this morning while updating the online store.  The new version features a new unibody Aluminum enclosure for the Mac Mini, a slimmed profile, and best of all HDMI — making it the first Mac with a native HDMI port. I had been contemplating getting a Mac […]

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Well, its a new quarter and I feel a big obligation to post something to the blog.  I cannot believe it has been three months since my last post.  I have several irons in the fire, but on the work front, I am glad to report that the vSphere upgrade has been completed and we […]

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Quicken updates timeline again for Financial Life

Quicken has again pushed back its release date for Quicken Financial Life for Mac, now anticipating its release in February of 2010 .  This is about the third time that Quicken has pushed back the release of this new software.  It was originally debuted (in much the same form as today) back in January, 2008, […]

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