A few years back, I wrote an immensely-popular series of blog posts outlining the four things that were holding storage system performance back, and the ways to fix them. At the time, I created some presentation content to go along with these posts, and even considered pulling them into a white paper, but nothing came of that. Now, however, I'm pleased to announce that my Four … [Read more...] about The Four Horsemen of Storage System Performance Are Coming To Life!
Archives for October 2015
Dell and EMC announced today that they have reached a deal to combine, taking EMC private and retaining control of VMware. But this transaction is complicated by EMC's 80% stake in VMware. Let's consider the value of that substantial and important holding and what it means for the Dell offer. How Analysts Value EMC Stock According to TREFIS, EMC's value is split between … [Read more...] about Doodling on the Value of EMC, VMware, and Dell’s Offer
More than five years ago, I blogged about a "stupidly cool" terminal font. Now that Mac OS X isn't a big cat anymore, I figured it was time to repeat that: If you're an old-school computer nerd like me, Glass TTY VT220 is the coolest terminal font for Mac OS X! For people of a certain age, nothing beats a green screen and a blinking block cursor. I can almost taste the … [Read more...] about The Best Mac OS X Terminal Font: Glass TTY VT220
A few months back, I asked folks on Twitter and LinkedIn for recommendations for a desktop amplifier for a pair of bookshelf speakers. I ended up with a Topping VX1, one of the many "Class-T" digital amps lauded by audiophiles for their excellent sound reproduction. Boy am I impressed! It's rare that such an inexpensive gadget (around $100!) delivers so much … [Read more...] about Rocking Out With the Topping VX1 Desktop/Bookshelf Amplifier