August 2007 archive

The good ship “Brocade”…. Huh?

In Beth Pariseau’s article All aboard the good ship Brocade she tells of Brocade’s desperate attempt to gain *SOME* visibility by sponsoring a woman’s very worthy cause – to row a specially designed boat across the Pacific to raise awareness of plastics pollution in the oceans. I think you can sum this entire campaign up in …

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Blades vs. Virtual

Well – I started conceiving this as a definitive “Blades vs VMWare” post.  I was fully expecting that by the end of the week I was going to have enough information about bladeservers, and the IBM BladeCenter in particular to be able to say one way or another. I’m here to report that I’ve failed …

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So you wanna be a consultant – Part 2

First off I’m sorry for the long delay between posts – all of a sudden I find I have more work than i know what to do with. ;-)  This is a good thing, right? So the second part of my post is: 1099-Direct This is probably the easiest type of consulting to do.  You …

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Consulting 101 (or “So you wanna be a consultant…”) – Part 1

Ok, I’ve been asked, and as of next week I will have worked as a consultant in all three different types of arrangements.  I thought it might be a good idea to explain the pros and cons of different consulting positions. To sum it up, there are three different types of consultants.   The W2 (Or …

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My previous employer in the news….

I guess this is safe now. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/01/AR2007080102602.html?nav=rss_politics/congress I guess now that I don’t work for them anymore, I can at least tell people who I worked for.  I haven’t seen the agreement they will want me to sign in order to receive my severance, but I’m going to assume it’s the usual non-disclosure.  And maybe …

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Job change …(again)

…this time it wasn’t my idea. ;-)   The owner of the company I was working for sold the company, and the new owners immediately liquidated and fired everyone.  The funny part is that we were building out the infrastructure for the split of the new company from the non-profit foundation it used to be a …

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