For a company that prides itself on openness, Google+ sure is closed. Sure, you can read your stream from anywhere, but Google went through extraordinary efforts (as we shall see in a moment) to keep users from posting to Google+ from outside their approved app ecosystem. I've cracked that nut (for now, at least) using a very roundabout method. Here's how I did it. Note: This … [Read more...] about How I’m Auto-Posting To Google+ with LinkedIn, IFTTT, Apple Mail, Google Voice, and SMS
Social media is noisy. All those blogs, tweets, videos, photos, friends, reviews, and everything else create a real ruckus. And waves of spam, astroturf, and plain-old marketing prove that not everyone is trustworthy. So how can one learn from social media without getting taken for a ride? It's All About Credibility When it comes to social media, your credibility is … [Read more...] about Preserving Your Credibility Is Your Prime Directive
Twitter is here to stay, and has become a potent communication tool in many industries. I recently received a request for advice on how better to use Twitter, and thought I would share some of the lessons I've learned over the years as an avid IT industry tweeter. Twitter Zen: A Global Conversation like No Other The most important concept to grasp is the fundamental nature … [Read more...] about Twitter Zen: My Tips For Newbies
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
whith·er - Adverb/Ëˆ(h)wiTÍŸHÉ™r/ 1. To what place or state: "whither are we bound?". VMworld always generates buzz, but news of a major push to change the basic access method for enterprise storage took many by surprise. Extending the work already done with VAAI and VASA, this new development takes VMware storage integration to a whole new level. But the one element of … [Read more...] about Alas, VMware, Whither HDS?