One of the major advancements we've made for Tech Field Day in 2011 was streaming and posting video of all presentations. For all events in 2012, we will be posting video to both YouTube and Vimeo, and we've had great viewership numbers at both sites. I know the viewership numbers because I have developed a custom Google spreadsheet that automatically imports video statistics … [Read more...] about How to Automatically Import YouTube and Vimeo Viewer Statistics into Google Docs Spreadsheets
TechTarget contacted me late last year to return and present a series of One-Day Storage Decisions Seminars. The topic this time around is Storage for Virtual Environments, something I'm very interested in. In fact, I presented a similar series a few years back. But it's important to stress that I'm neither a practitioner nor the world's greatest expert on the topic. So I need … [Read more...] about I’m Open-Sourcing My 2011 Storage For Virtual Environments Seminar!
The Internet is responsible for the demise of many "meatspace" industries, from magazine publishing to CD sales, but there are some things it'll never do: No matter how much time you spend interacting online, meeting in person is something else entirely. I'm not trying to advocate a return to the old world of tech conferences and user groups. Rather, I envision a new breed of … [Read more...] about Nothing Beats Meeting In Person
Apple forced Google's hand when it came to video, and now YouTube supports HTML5 video in addition to Flash. If you're as sick as I am of Flash crashing your browser, eating up resources, and flooding you with ads, you probably added a Flash blocker plugin. Rather than adding YouTube to the blocker whitelist or allowing each video individually, a new option is now available: … [Read more...] about How To: Use YouTube Without Flash In Desktop Browsers