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Some Technical Books I'm Reading

My book reading queue has expanded tremendously over the past few weeks as a flurry of new books—some virtualization-related, some not—have landed in my laptop. I really appreciate the authors and publishers giving me the opportunity to review these books, and I wanted to give you a quick rundown of what I’ve been doing on this front.

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Have You Registered Yet?

This is a very short blog post. In fact, it’s probably less of a blog post and more of just a question:

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Revisiting Snow Leopard and Time Machine on an Iomega ix4-200d

This post is a follow up to a post from December 2009 discussing the use of Time Machine in Mac OS X 10.6, aka Snow Leopard, with an Iomega ix4-200d. Some people have suggested newer Iomega firmware changes the conclusions of that article, so I decided to see for myself. (Read more...)

2011 Carolina VMware User Summit Coming Up

In just a few short weeks, VMware users throughout the Carolinas and surrounding areas will be gathering once more in Charlotte, NC, for the annual Carolina VMware Users Summit. As usual, friend and industry expert Mike Laverick will be on hand to speak.

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What Does it Take to Keep Windows Secure?

My son’s Windows 7 laptop was recently infected with some malware (adware/spyware). Mind you, I try to follow the generally-accepted recommendations for trying to prevent this sort of thing:

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Cisco's Data Center Launch

Cisco had a pretty major product/technology launch today. I was briefed on the product launch some time ago—one of the perks of being a “leading blogger”—and so it was great to see this stuff finally come to light. I haven’t had the chance to read some of the other blog posts on the topic (I know there have been several), so I apologize for any duplication.

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Installing ESXi though UCSM KVM via RDC on OS X

How’s that for acronyms?

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Spousetivities at EMC World 2011

Heading to EMC World 2011 in Las Vegas in May? Cool, I’ll probably see you there. What’s even cooler, though, is the fact that my wife, Crystal (@crystal_lowe on Twitter) will be, for the first time, organizing spouse activities for EMC World!

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Performance Troubleshooting for vSphere 4.1

Chethan Kumar of VMware dropped me an e-mail last night (as he did to several other bloggers, I think) asking me to help raise awareness of the new release of the performance troubleshooting white paper for VMware vSphere 4.1. You can download the white paper here.

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Technology Short Take #11

That’s right folks, it’s time for another installation of Technology Short Takes. This is Technology Short Take #11, and I hope that you find the collection of items I have for you this time around both useful and informative. But enough of the introduction—let’s get to the good stuff!

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