Long-time readers of my blog may remember my adventures with my 2009 27" iMac - adding eSATA, displaying all of Hamlet, and turning it into a monitor. That last bit has become increasingly handy lately, as I've repurposed that now-old iMac as a monitor and server. Here are some tips, tricks, and lessons if you'd like to do the same! Using an iMac As a Monitor I've known … [Read more...] about Repurposing an Older iMac As a Monitor and Server
Archives for May 2013
Interop is the last of a proud breed: A truly vendor-independent trade show with some fantastic technical presentations to boot. And Interop Las Vegas is the biggest Interop show. So I was pleased to be able to bring Tech Field Day to Interop for the first time, including technical roundtable discussions with Spirent, Juniper Networks, and NEC. But what I'd really like … [Read more...] about How Does OpenFlow Impact The Daily Life Of Networkers?
I have waged a long-standing battle against the sexist and offensive use of scantily-clad, non-technical "models" at technical trade shows. Sometimes known (offensively) as "booth babes", the use of women in this way harms our entire industry and makes companies look stupid to boot. But when a recruiting firm uses such offensive tactics, it does even more harm, verging on … [Read more...] about It’s Time To Speak Out Against Sexism In IT Recruiting
I am an avid Google Reader user, so I'm thoroughly annoyed by Google's decision to kill it as of July 1. But there's no stopping the tide, so I've made the move to Feedbin as a Reader replacement as of today. It's a slick, snappy web application with a committed developer and, critically, support for Reeder, my favorite offline RSS reading application. Let's hope this … [Read more...] about Replacing Google Reader With Feedbin and Reeder