Archive for December, 2009

APMEX 12 Days of Christmas Contest

| December 18th, 2009 | No Comments »
APMEX 12 Days of Christmas Contest

People actually do win prizes. APMEX, a leading online precious metal dealer was holding a "12 Days of Christmas" contest last week where all you had to do was RT(retweet) their tweets throughout the day. One winner a day for 12 days. I decided what the heck, I'll RT their tweets and give it a shot. Well ...

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vSphere 4.0 Quick Start Guide

| December 8th, 2009 | No Comments »
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Just received my new reference book "vSphere 4.0 Quick Start Guide". Put together by some well represented individuals within the VMware community: Bernie Baker, Thomas Bryant, Duncan Epping, Dave Mishchenko, Stuart Radnidge and Alan Renouf. Usually I read these technical books cover to cover. But this book, as stated above, is more of a reference book ...

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Block level VS File level storage

| December 8th, 2009 | 2 Comments »

I wanted to provide a quick summary of the differences between block and file level storage and how it pertains to VMware. This is not going to be a NAS vs SAN article, but more of the fundamental differences between how they each store data. Block level data storage Protocols that use block level: Fibre channel, iSCSI, ...

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iTunes and Star Trek

| December 6th, 2009 | No Comments »
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So I bit the bullet and downloaded JJ Abrams vision of Star Trek that is now available on Apple's iTunes. The HD version of Star Trek is not true HD but 720p. The download took quite some time. The HD size is about 4Gigs. I've downloaded much bigger files much faster so I am blaming ...

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