Late this afternoon, Google finally flipped the switch and turned off the integrated “Shared Items” link blogs In Google Reader. Now, Reader automatically shares to Google Plus, a walled-garden social network for nerds. Where once Google embraced standards like RSS, Reader's shares are now held captive. Lots of folks are not happy about this. What Changed in Google … [Read more...] about Google Reader’s Roach Motel “Un-Friends” the Internet
Archives for October 2011
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. We Americans take ourselves way too seriously, always getting upset over the implications of having fun. That's why I look forward to October 31 every year, since it gives us all a chance to relax and have some fun. But even Halloween has been polluted by do-gooders and jerks. Therefore, I present to you my top ten Halloween pet … [Read more...] about Ding Dong! It’s Halloween! Don’t Ruin It!
Later this week, I'll be presenting a session at Storage Expo NL which I imagine will be quite controversial: "VMware as Oedipus: How Server Virtualization will Change Storage Forever". That's right, I'm suggesting that VMware is the biggest threat to traditional enterprise storage, and that the company might just bump off its own parent (EMC) in the process. What the heck am I … [Read more...] about VMware as Oedipus: How Server Virtualization will Change Storage Forever
This is an exceptionally busy but rewarding week. I'm traveling to the San Jose, CA area for two events I've organized: The OpenFlow Symposium and the second Networking-focused Tech Field Day. I'll be surrounded by some of the smartest and most interesting folks in networking all week, which is both daunting and exciting for a storage guy like me. I invite my readers to follow … [Read more...] about Networking Field Day and OpenFlow Symposium
Apparently my "bias" against FCoE is showing. I asked a question, Will 16 Gb Fibre Channel Derail FCoE?, and stirred up controversy and a series of responses: Metz, Reams, Onisick and lots of Twitter talk. Although FCoE wasn't really the topic of that little post, some readers criticized my statement that FCoE isn't "really ready for prime time at this point." So let's talk … [Read more...] about Multi-Hop FCoE Is Not Ready For Prime Time (Yet)