Longtime readers of this blog know that I’m a sucker for novel uses of technology, especially those that give me a chance to learn something new. So when I spotted a Vonage VoIP telephone on clearance at the local Best Buy, I couldn’t resist. After a quick Google search to confirm it could be unlocked […]
Archives for July 2009
Nth Generation Computing has a massive presence in the Southern California IT infrastructure community, and their annual Symposia are on the calendars of most in the area. That’s why I’m very pleased to be able to attend and speak at this year’s event, and I look forward to seeing my LA-based readers there, too!
Western Digital announced this morning the world’s first “1 TB mobile hard drive!” But although the news is great for storage-hungry folks looking for a portable external drive, it doesn’t quite mark a sea change in the storage industry since this drive cannot be used in (most) laptops.
CloudCamp Boston is just a week away, and I’m really looking forward to it. After my great experience at CloudCamp Columbus last month, I was pleased to discover I would be in Boston when CloudCamp rolled in there, too. If you’re in the Boston area and are interested in cloud computing, I urge you to […]
Google Reader has long been my RSS feed reader of choice, but using it was never much of a social experience. The earlier attempts at community, from shared feeds to comments, just fell flat. Good thing the solo experience (not to mention the iPhone version) was so solid or I would have given up a […]
Update: Google Gears is not compatible with Snow Leopard and will not install. We’ll have to wait for an updated version. Google Gears is awesome for users of Google Reader and Google Mail, but Apple’s latest updated browser seems to disagree with Gears for some reason. But follow these steps and you will have Gears […]
This world of cloud computing sure can seem cloudy. Last night at CloudCamp Columbus, I led a session outlining the incredible differences between the diverse offerings all called cloud storage. How can companies like Amazon, Nirvanix, Rackspace, EMC, and the rest use the same name for such vastly different products?
The news just came in from Redmond: I’m a Microsoft MVP again for 2009! I felt great last year, when I received the award for the first time, but this is even better since I now really understand what it’s all about and how I can use it to help the enterprise storage community!