After Storage Field Day this week, I'm back out on the road May 1 and 2 in Chicago and Milwaukee for two more in my Building Virtual Infrastructure seminar series. Produced in conjunction with Truth in IT, this series focuses on challenging conventional wisdom in data center infrastructure for server virtualization. It's also a bit of a refresher course on the unique features … [Read more...] about Building Virtual Infrastructure – Chicago and Milwaukee
Archives for April 2012
Shortly before I received the brand new Sony NEX-7 camera (on my birthday, natch!), B&H Photo dropped another eagerly-anticipated item at my door: The new Sony SEL50F18 prime lens for E-mount cameras like the NEX-5 and -7. It's brilliant technically, easily the best affordable E-mount lens. But it wouldn't be my first purchase for a NEX owner. Different Lenses for … [Read more...] about Sony SEL50F18 Review: A Brilliant 50 mm F/1.8 Prime Lens for NEX Cameras
I noticed something very odd in my blog logs today: Lots of requests for things I never wrote! I was getting hundreds of requests for "Christiano Ronaldo 2012 Boots" and other nonsense. A quick search revealed hundreds of links to my site promoting wallpaper images that I don't host, all running through a disused Wordpress plugin. I deleted the file, and couldn't find any hack … [Read more...] about Is the WordPress SEO-Slugs Plugin Hacked Or What?
As I mentioned earlier, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show is one of my favorites, with the wonderful variety of companies and products in attendance. Everything from professional video and broadcast equipment to IT infrastructure gear to celebrities (including the cast of Arrested Development) are on display at NAB. But what were the highlights? Here are my … [Read more...] about NAB Show 2012: My Initial Thoughts
The Sony NEX-7 is far from perfect. As noted in part 1, most of the new features are compromised in one way or another, but there's an even bigger elephant in the room: The excessively dense 24.3 megapixel sensor overwhelms most of the NEX system lenses. Too Many Pixels? I was wary of that pixel-dense sensor from the start, since I never felt that the 14.2 megapixel sensor of … [Read more...] about Sony NEX-7 Hands-On Review Part 2: 24.3 Million Surprising Shortcomings