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The Ramblings and Pondering that come to the A.D.D Mind

Aug 26, 2012 - 1 minute read - Comments - technology

Surprise Merge Vmware And Openstack

Gigaom Reported Just in time for VMWorld, VMware is about to join the OpenStack Foundation as a Gold member, along with Intel and NEC, according to a post on the Openstack Foundation Wiki. The applications for membership are on the agenda of the August 28 OpenStack Foundation meeting. A year ago, an VMware-OpenStack hookup would have been seen as unlikely. When Rackspace and NASA launched the OpenStack Project more than two years ago, it was seen as a competitive response to VMware’s server virtualization dominance inside company data centers and to Amazon heft in public cloud computing.

Aug 10, 2012 - 1 minute read - Comments - technology

Blizzard Compromised

SANS Link James brought this to my attention shortly after I checked in for my shift: http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/securityupdate.html There are a few more details here: http://us.battle.net/support/en/article/important-security-update-faq Check out this Geek Howto on changing your battle.net password Also Check out the Battlenet authenticator I believe they also have an iPhone app for 2FA authentication.

Aug 10, 2012 - 1 minute read - Comments - politics

People Think The Tsa Is Doing A Good Job! What Crap

this Forbes Article that touts stats about the gallup poll that finds a bunch of people think the tea is doing a good Job They polled some 1100 people (how many of them have had to go through TSA in Chicago or LA ???? ) San Antonio wasn’t bad and I got through pretty quickly.. but overall what are they preventing? I know they’re causing frustration with general passengers This has made it to Slashdot as well

Jul 18, 2012 - 1 minute read - Comments - music

Steve Harris Solo Project

Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris announced that he will release a solo album entitled “British Lion” through EMI Music on September 24, 2012. The album is comprised of ten songs that Steve and his collaborators have been working on for the past few years between Iron Maiden tours and releases.

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Mar 30, 2012 - 2 minute read - Comments - snuffstuff

Jazzy Gave Us A Scare

We have a floating laminate floor in the house in San Antonio, and if you don’t already know they can resonate sound. The sound of toe nails on this floor is how Sydney our youngest, who can’t seem to walk anywhere she trots, got the nick name “TicTic”.

Mar 21, 2012 - 1 minute read - Comments - technology

More Reasons To Boycott Microsoft Products

1. Crap Products in the first Place See the Hundreds of dollars lost on ME 98 1st Vista 7 2. Force one to use their other products by making them incompatible with universal Standards. Use Out look with CalDav WebDav or IMAP < not well anyway. 3. Microsoft Bans Employees From Using Apple Products As Work Machines So you want someone else’s product Not if you work for microsoft. I wonder if we should completely boycott microsoft products at apple or apple and MS at google.

Jan 24, 2012 - 2 minute read - Comments - snuffstuff

Moved To San Antonio

New gig at Rackspace

For those who haven’t heard Rackspace offered me a position as a Linux engineer II. Located at their San Antonio Tx Location. They made a great offer and paid to relocate us to Texas. Pack and Ship, as well as ship one of the Vehicles.

Dec 15, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments - technology

Happy Admin And Developers Day

A Work colleague pointed this article that brings up some interesting points. An article was published yesterday in one of Austin’s local papers about Austin’s tech talent shortage. I was job hunting just a couple months ago and get a lot of calls from recruiters and hear about friends’ companies who are hiring and I think it’s pretty damned accurate. And by accurate I mean that it points out how fucking ridiculous some of these companies are being.

Jul 15, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments - technology

Did Microsoft Steal The Kinect

In 2009, while Microsoft was busy designing and marketing what would become the Kinect, [Carlos Anzola], an inventor, tinkerer, and self-ascribed geek from Bogotá, Colombia, had been working for years on a nearly identical gesture interface for the PC. His creation, the Human interface Electronic Device, or HiE-D – pronounced ‘Heidi’ – was capable of gesture recognition years before Microsoft would release the Kinect. Full Story

Jun 15, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments - music

Latent Fury Reunion

Power / prog metallers latent fury from chicago, illinois, usa are back in action. the band formed around 1989, their saga ends around 1994. in 1991 they have released their same titled demo tape which is a big reference for all serious power / prog metal fans and collectors.

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