This past week I went to the SNIA Storage Developer’s Conference in Santa Clara. It was the first time that I came to a conference as an attendee in a very, very long time. Overall, the experience was positive and interesting, but there were some moments of disappointment as well, as some of the major limitations of storage perceptions came out and hit you across the face like an 18-pound sledgehammer. Read more…
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.