Category Archives: VMUG

VMUG-ED in April, or In This Post I Drop Names

April is a busy month. Preface: You may ask “What’s with all the name drops”  in this post? Well, these are all people I would suggest you follow on twitter. Think of this is an elongated #FF. I have linked … Continue reading

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VMUG Portlandia

I only recently started watching Portlandia, yes its funny and worth at least an introductory viewing. That said, I’ll be displaying my wares at the Portland VMUG this November 12th, so if you are in the area please swing by … Continue reading

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vExpert Weekly Digest – November 5th 2013 – Super Slacker Edition

Long time no post, frankly I’ve been mega busy these last few weeks. Call it Geek-Interrupted (only I don’t look anything like Angelina Jolie). With my work schedule taking me all over the Western United States (yes I’m the official … Continue reading

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Cancer Can Suck IT – Podcasting for Cancer

So I write this while on a plane to Seattle to visit my Mom who is battling Stage IV Lung cancer that has now spread from the lungs to the spine, and fluids around the brain. This comes just a … Continue reading

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Challenge your biases, change your preconceived notions.

In 2011 I was at VMworld and spent a lot of time at the solutions exchange visiting all the storage vendors. At the time I was the primary storage and virtualization administrator at my company and this was my first … Continue reading

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VCP5-DCV Achievement Unlocked

So I passed VCP5-DCV today. In typical #vDB fashion, I was the last of the group to actually get this cert in a group of significant over-achievers. VCP was my first certification in IT, having worked in the space for … Continue reading

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There will be travel

This last week was a busy one for me, and I chronicle it simply to illustrate that for those of you looking to transition or  “join the dark side” that you enter into the journey with your eyes wide open … Continue reading

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Beast Mode at the Seattle VMUG User Conference

Following the back to back VMUG’s in San Diego and Silicon Valley, I found myself a week later back in my home town of Seattle, WA.  This trip was especially fun because it was a mini-reunion for several members of … Continue reading

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Back to Back VMUG’s

My new role is primarily customer facing and there is a significant focus on the VMware User Group (VMUG) Community.With the removal of the VMForum events in the US, the VMUG End User Conferences have pretty much taken over as … Continue reading

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vExperts Weekly Digest May 12th 2013

Here we are yet again with another vExperts Weekly Digest. This one coming from the Seattle VMUG. Some good stuff this week on DRS and CPU/RDY, Storage Performance Metrics, and of course VMUG’s and vBeers events that are forthcoming. 

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