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Cloud Camp Brussels

Monday, October 27th, 2008

It looks like I was able to talk my wife into letting me stay one more night in Europe.  I am planning on attending the Cloud Camp in Brussels this week (Thursday, Oct. 30th in Brussels, Belgium).  This will be my first Cloud Camp so I am pretty excited about attending.  If are planning on [...]

How to Save $10 Million Dollars While Staring into the Abyss

Monday, October 27th, 2008

If you are an IBM enterprise customer it is now time to come to the aid of your fellow enterprise. Quit whining about how management will never accept open source. Now is no time to be shy. Go ahead and try and save your company $10 million dollars, how can it hurt. The truth is [...]

Top 7 Things to do When Staring into the Abyss

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Every time I hear the “R” word it reminds me of how long I have been working as an IT professional. Officially, I have been in IT Management for 30 years, however, only 28 years in a professional capacity. This will be the third time in my career that I will have to deal with [...]

Cloud Cafe #19 – OpenQRM – The Little Four are Back

Monday, October 27th, 2008

In this podcast I met with Matt Rechenburg the active project manager of OpenQRM.  Clusters open sourced it’s code earlier this year and shut it’s doors.  Matt continues to believe in the project so he has, with others, re-written it in the form of the OpenQRM project.  Matt gave me a demo before the prodcast [...]

Cloud Cafe #18 – The Puppet vs. The Meat Cloud

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Let’s face Luke is just a cool dude. The first time I met Luke was at an OSCON conference where he was giving a session on Puppet. I hammered him with a lot of questions and he fired back strong. I have posted many times on this blog about how impressed I am with Puppet… [...]

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