September 2011 archive

Signing off….

I started this blog in September, 2006. I was working as a storage administrator for “Loan To Learn” a small student loan company in Sterling, Virginia. It was an amazing challenge. We built an enterprise environment from the ground up in amazing time. Overcoming odds, battling beasts, etc. It was great fun. It’s a pity …

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Should you virtualize a single host?

Um…yes?  Kind of an obvious question in the grand scheme…  In fact I’m really surprised it’s not done more often. In the grand scheme of things.  Why wouldn’t a small business use something that’s FREE and gives them the ability to maximize their (usually minimal) hardware investment? I have a customer, one of those little …

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*MY* 9/11 post….

I’m not going to go into the details of what I was doing on the day it happened.  I’ve been there, and it doesn’t do anyone any good to wallow in their misery. It amazes me that we choose to re-traumatize ourselves every year on the anniversary…complete with graphic visuals and droning, repetitive descriptions of …

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An argument for unions…

Next time you want to slam unions remember this: “A rising tide lifts all boats.” Even if your job is NOT union, remember that the business has to stay competitive with the union jobs in order to hire people. So a business has to offer a decent salary just to get people to sign on. …

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