Good grief. You’d think that Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer had asked for an Old Testament sacrifice of her employees’ first-born male children. At least, you might by reading the insane backlash coming from the blogosphere.
What atrocious, demeaning, inhumane crime against humanity did Yahoo commit? They are reigning in their remote workers and requiring them to work from Yahoo offices.
The horror! The shame! The unmitigated gall!
Not only, that, but God help you if you don’t obey. There is a zero tolerance policy and any infraction means immediate termination and dismissal without due process, cause, or even a review of your record!
Yesterday a blog post came across my Twitter stream from Leo Traynor, an Irish writer who blogged about why he left Twitter (and subsequently came back). The story, entitled “Meeting a Troll…“, is deeply, deeply disturbing and horrific. I read this blog post and felt physically ill for hours at the depth of depravity and darkest human psyche and motivations.
Mr. Traynor (and his family) were victims of a vicious anonymous attack that began on social media and then extended to physical threats at his house. The true tragedy, though, is that while the situation was resolved, it certainly is not a happy ending.
It’s hard to believe I’ve only been at Cisco for a little more than 2 years. At some companies, that may be considered to be the “long-toothed veteran,” but at Cisco it’s still a blink of an eye. During that time I’ve been doing a lot of work on FCoE in the storage team of fantastic individuals, but the time has come to try my hand at something else. Read more…
This post is a long time coming and is extremely overdue. The only reason why I am finally getting off my rump and writing something is because today I was forwarded an open letter, “mea culpa” article written by Tom Buiocchi, CEO of Drobo on Scott Kelby’s site.
Now, I only got the link to Mr. Buiocchi’s response, and I have no desire to read through Scott’s initial problems with his Drobo. Unfair? Possibly, but I think that it’s unimportant to the story aside from the fact that 1) it caused a response and 2) it sounds like Scott was extremely frustrated.
Boy, can I sympathize. Read more…
Today is the day that Apple has mandated that the iCal calendaring system be “updated” to the MobileMe service, if you happen to subscribe that is. After waiting as long as I could I did the “upgrade” yesterday, spending nearly 3 hours trying to get some semblance of a working calendar. In the end, I just shut the damn thing off.
Last week, I had a very interesting email conversation with Chris Mellor, storage writer for The Register. As a trade press reporter, Chris has been trying to distill some of the technologies of FCoE for his readers and one of his articles prompted me to write to him and offer some corrections and clarification.
At first I thought that Chris’ article might have simply been a matter of laziness or FUD, but I didn’t want to jump to conclusions about his motives – and I’m glad that I didn’t. In a very thorough email outlining where he got his information I can not only fathom how he came to understand things the way he did, but also empathize with his frustration as a result.
In short, it’s not his fault. At all. He’s frustrated, and quite frankly so am I. Read more…
While it may seem like I’ve been taking a hiatus from blogging for a while, the truth is that I’ve been working on a number of writing projects related to FCoE. As I mentioned on a recent Infosmack podcast there have been a lot of developments coming out this month and, understandably, there are a lot of people who are trying to figure out what it all means. In the process, there are some people who are trying to talk about FCoE but are muddying the waters horribly.
The main misunderstanding revolves around FCoE standards, because by and large most people have no real clue how they work and what they mean. My goal is to help clear up some of that confusion and give a baseline understanding of standards as they apply to FCoE. Read more…