Category Archives: #vDM30in30

the internet of chatty things

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Today during a Twitter discussion about RaaS (ransomware as a service), John Obeto mentioned that two of the the refrigerators in house had been trying to communicate with the world. He couldn’t quiet his chatty fridges down unless he upgraded … Continue reading

Tech news roundup week ending Nov 5, 2016

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When I first started blogging for work, I was at EMC. I actually started blogging internally first with weekly roundups of all the interesting blog posts, podcasts, and videos that I saw. Here’s one from 2010. I thought maybe I’d … Continue reading

Life is hard, but good #vDM30in30 Day 5

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Wow, this week has been crazy. My great-aunt Martha died yesterday. Yesterday, after a normal medical procedure, she was put on life support. She never pulled through it. It sucks, so much. I drove up to the mountains to visit … Continue reading

Knocked off course #vDM30in30 day 4

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I had plans to write in depth about danger pipelines pose to our nation’s water supply, and the under-handed methods the pipeline companies are using to get the land on which the pipelines will be laid. This topic was top … Continue reading

My crazy life – #vdm30in30 Day 3

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This may look like a filler post, and hey, maybe it is. #vDM30in30 is a marathon though, and not a race. I swear I’ll get back to talking ITSM and monitoring soon, but right now there is so much going … Continue reading

What does a product marketer do?

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Product Marketing is probably the best job role I’ve held during┬ámy career. I’ve been a PMM (product marketing manager) at Dell, EMC, Dell-EMC (ok, just for 1 day!), and now at SolarWinds. What is Product Marketing? PMMs are responsible for … Continue reading

#vdm30in30 starts now!

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#vdm30in30 is a blogging challenge that’s been going on for 2 years now. The challenge is to write a blog post every day in November. VDM is the Virtual Design Master event, but they are nice enough to let anyone … Continue reading

I don’t feel like writing

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This couldn’t have come at a worse time. I just don’t feel like writing, smack in the middle of #vdm30in30. Oh don’t get me wrong, I’m writing my butt off for work. I have a launch this week, so tons … Continue reading

Paying my respects to an industry leader

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I’ve been blogging since 2003 (since 2006 on this blog). I don’t blog to get noticed, to be internet famous, or even to advance my career. I use blogging as a reflective practice, as a way to think and “work … Continue reading

Do you know what really happened?

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Since I work in high tech, sometimes I’ll find myself in California, in the Bay Area. Since my family has been in the South for thousands of years, I always wonder about the people who were in California first. We … Continue reading