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Returned from VMworld

I’m back now from VMworld in Las Vegas and just wanted to let you know that the lack of posts was a reflection of the poor Internet quality in the conference location.  I don’t think the Ventitian had any idea of what to expect with a geek conference.  The Internet only improved on Thursday after […]

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Best Buy aquires Napster? What are they thinking?

Chalk it up to things I don’t understand, but Engadget reports the Best Buy is aquiring Napster for $121 million.  Read for yourself…  I definitely don’t understand why Best Buy would want to get into this business.   Partner with Rhapsody, yeah maybe, but buy Napster – what are you thinking?

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VMware Roadmap for 2009

Just got out of the Partner’s session for VMware’s Roadmap for 2009 – the Next Generation Datacenter. The big announcement is that VMware plans to leverage its existing technologies into a new datacenter OS – VDC-OS.  The majority of this is just product re-branding and giving a name to the overall strategy they have been […]

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Good (early) morning from VMworld – Day 1

Its still early here in my hotel room at the Palazzo hotel in Las Vegas.  I’m up early because I haven’t adjusted to Pacific time.  I’m just going through my agenda for the day.  Mostly today is a partner and technology showcase day, so not many sessions to attend, but a good time to go […]

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Vegas and VMworld, here I come!

My flight leaves tomorrow to VMworld in Las Vegas.  I’m making my last minute plans about what to do and see in addition to attending the conference.  For the few of you currently keeping tabs on my blog, I’ll be updating with information I get from the conference and posting some ideas on Twitter (username […]

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Wired takes Jobs email analysis a little too far

In the past couple years, the internet has become ripe with Apple bloggers, watchers and analysis.  Everyone hangs on Steve Jobs every word and watches closely for Apple’s next move.  Sites like MacRumors and AppleInsider, but firstly Think Secret, have all become immensely popular as the pass-time has grown.  But today I came across a […]

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9/9/08 – two very different events, what will we get?

Both Microsoft and Apple have press events scheduled for 9/9/08.  Apple’s event, titled “Let’s Rock”, should usher in a new refresh of the iPod/iTunes franchise.  For a few quarters now, the iPods sales numbers have been down as I think the market has reached maturity for portable music players.  Fortunately, Apple released the iPhone at […]

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Shoe Circus: Microsoft’s new ad campaign

The first of Microsoft’s ads to help repair its tarnished image has made it to the light of day…  The only reaction I have is… HUH?  Is it supposed to be funny?  Of the minute and a half head scratcher, only 10 seconds even mention’s any of Microsoft’s brands, let alone a computer.   And […]

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Prepping for Tropical Storm Hanna and maybe Hurricane Ike

My week at HTC has been filled with hurricane contengency planning and preparation.  For the most part, HTC is in a good state with two connected datacenters about 15 miles from each other and real-time replication for much of our data.   Most of our planning is revolving around protecting the things that aren’t stretched […]

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Google Chrome first impressions

Its been a couple days of using Google’s new browser Chrome here in the office.  For the most part, I run my Gmail and Google Reader in it and it works great.   For other sites, like Facebook, its not doing quite as well.  To start with the positive, the browser’s minimalist design is very […]

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