Prognostication is a perilous business, but pundits are drawn to the topic in the month of December. The fact that most predictions fall on their faces demonstrates the intoxicating mix of hope, dreams, and irrationality that mark both geniuses and fools. I am neither, so I like to make predictions after the fact! But this year I've been asked to look to the future, so I'll … [Read more...] about Eleven Tech Trends To Watch In 2011
Archives for November 2010
One of the daily hassles of using Apple Macintosh computers is the incompatibilities that arise with the broad Microsoft Windows world. Individual files often require conversion, but what about whole disks? Apple has long supported the universal and simplistic FAT filesystem, and added read-only support for NTFS back in 2003 in OS X 10.3 "Panther". Third-party software like … [Read more...] about How To Write To Windows NTFS Drives In Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard”
I've already said it a few times, but let's just make it absolutely clear: Do not buy weird, cheap, off-brand Android tablets! Until a real iPad competitor comes along, it makes little sense to spend money on any Android tablet, and zero sense to buy a cheap, junky one from Walgreens, eBay, or anywhere else. Especially if you plan to give it away as a gift! Quality and Value … [Read more...] about Do Not Buy Weird, Cheap, Off-Brand Android Tablets!
I've never been a fan of thin provisioning as a storage management tool. Don't get me wrong, I love having thin provisioning in my toolkit to overcome the limitations of conventional filesystems. Thin provisioning just gets under my skin when folks try to use it to solve business problems like long deployment time and slow purchasing cycles. If you attended any of the thin … [Read more...] about Overcoming The Limits Of Thin Provisioning With Automatic Provisioning!
Lots of folks are shopping for new laptop computers right now (me included), so I thought I would put down a few words on what I consider to be the key elements separating a great buy from a mistake. This is only my own opinion, of course, and my Apple- and storage-geek status might taint the results. But what can you do? It's my blog after all! You might also want to read my … [Read more...] about What To Look For In A Laptop (Holiday 2010 Edition)