Before my current limited fame as an enterprise IT and data storage maven, I was somewhat known for my admiration for the writing of J. D. Salinger. I started the first Internet mailing list and web site about his work and this meagre contribution stood out enough for me to be interviewed and mentioned in various newspaper, radio, and magazine stories over the last 20 years. … [Read more...] about Remembering J. D. Salinger
Archives for January 2010
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the new generation of hard disk drives that use 4K sectors rather than the historic 512 byte size. As I noted in that piece, although PC and Mac users with recent OS versions had nothing to fear from these, embedded devices like the TiVo and Drobo I use and love might not be compatible. I tried reaching out to these vendors, but only one has … [Read more...] about Drobo Adding 4K Drive Support – What About Everyone Else?
Apple introduced their "magical" iPad today, demonstrating impressive updates to iWork but focusing on home and consumer applications. The company never mentioned business applications beyond Keynote presentations, leaving a question as to whether they support Exchange ActiveSync like the iPhone family. The mystery deepens on the Apple.com specs pages. Although they claim … [Read more...] about Does Apple’s iPad Support Exchange?
I'm an old-school UNIX guy. This is one reason I like Mac OS X so much: It's a solid UNIX system under a pretty and functional GUI. Unlike (probably) most Mac users, I find myself using terminal sessions frequently, often running a few different windows with ssh sessions to various UNIX systems. My affinity for the command line probably explains my fascination with clever … [Read more...] about Two Stupidly Cool Terminal Fonts
Concluding my series on vendor blogs, I'd like to share my own experiences. This will be much more personal than the other three articles, but will hopefully still be helpful. We're All Selling Something I've always been a vendor blogger, and so have you. It took me a long time to come to terms with this, but nearly everybody is a vendor of one sort or another: Regardless … [Read more...] about What I’ve Learned From Vendor Blogging