Category Archives: community

In memory of Satish

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Today I’ll be attending the memorial service for Satish Singh. Tragically, he took his own life on Monday. The family has requested donations to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in lieu of flowers. About Satish Satish was an integral … Continue reading

Help hurricane survivors by giving your time and money

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This hurricane season has been incredibly active and destructive, increasing the need for us to give time and money to help hurricane survivors. This topic is near and dear to my heart, because I grew up in hurricane country. I … Continue reading

Support the authors on this year’s top vBlog voting

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Polls are openĀ for vSphereLand’s annual Top vBlog voting. This annual event has been going on since 2008, so 9 years! This blog and the other non-vendor blog on which I blog, 24 x 7 IT Connection, have both made the … Continue reading

On the dangers of a personal brand

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I’ve been hearing and reading more and more about personal brands again. To level-set, here’s a definition of personal branding from the Personal Branding wiki: Personal branding describes the process by which individuals and entrepreneurs differentiate themselvesĀ and stand out from … Continue reading

If you see me out, please don’t pressure me to drink

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This morning I read a couple of very powerful blog posts. This one is about hunger (physical and emotional), and how western women are culturalized to deny our needs for sustanance. This one is about the modern woman’s relationship with … Continue reading

My view on things – it’s all about the community

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This really should come as no surprise to those of you who know me. With that in mind, some of us here in Texas have decided to tie the enterprise tech communities in Austin, Houston, and DFW area together in … Continue reading

Can you market to a community?

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No (wo)man is an island (adapted from Scott Lowe)

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A few weeks ago, Scott Lowe wrote a post entitled No Man is an Island in which he thanked the folks who had contributed to his career. I really liked the post, and felt inspired to write my own. In … Continue reading