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November, 2009


November 29, 2009  1:07 AM

Mike’s Music: Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers



Posted by: MikeLaverick
Mike's Music

Yes, that Steve Martin of “The Jerk” fame etc. He plays a pretty mean banjo too. He recently performed on Jools Holland’s Later (my favourite live music show!). I’m getting a banjo and mandalin for my Xmas & Birthday combined. Always fancied one!

November 27, 2009  6:23 AM

Mike’s Music – A Veritable Feast of Delights



Posted by: MikeLaverick
SRM

Well, I’ve been stacking these up for sometime. A veritable feast of music delights to assail your ear since Christendom was created. Look there whole load of videos here – so if you into music – click to see them… First up is this guy called Eric Mongrain who is one outstanding...


November 27, 2009  4:59 AM

A New Apple Guy



Posted by: MikeLaverick
Mac

Well, last week I made the leap into the great unknown. After using flavours of Windows since version 1.0 – I decided I’d had enough. So from Birmingham Airport (UK) I bought MacBook Pro 13″ with copy of Microsoft Office for Mac. Don’t worry, I haven’t completely lost it – and won’t...


November 26, 2009  8:57 AM

News Flash: Update Manager, PSOD, vSphere4, Management Agents



Posted by: MikeLaverick
ESX

I was actually in the process of writing an article about my upgrade. Fortunately, I caught wind of this upgrade bug before hand. I’ve decided its too important to wait for the completion of the article. The people in the US are lucky they are on holiday – and so might be with their families...


November 12, 2009  11:14 AM

VMware View3 Chapter Serialized



Posted by: MikeLaverick
VDI

Techtarget.com has very kindly taken one of my chapters from my soon to be released book on vSphere4. The chapter was originally meant to be VMware View3. Unfortunately, because of length and publishing deadlines – the VMware View3 chapter didn’t make the final cut my book. So techtarget.com...


November 9, 2009  12:07 PM

Chad Sakac – The Virtual Geek



Posted by: MikeLaverick
vSphere

Chad – you know he’s isn’t a virtual geek – he’s a real geek – nothing virtual about that! As an EMC-er Chad has been excellent in releasing docs on EMC issues generally and stuff on the whole VCE thang. First up is a blog post which is as fresh as a daisy – from yesterday. It’s...


November 9, 2009  1:36 AM

Reminder – North UK VMUG Group – 1st Meeting



Posted by: MikeLaverick
vCenter

Just in case you missed this there is a 1st meeting planned for the North UK VMUG Group. Signed up for the meeting here: http://www.vmug.org.uk/index.php?option=com_seminar&task=3&cid=2


November 6, 2009  2:53 AM

vInternals – Virtual Hardware 7 Undocumented Feature Revealed!



Posted by: MikeLaverick
VDI

I want to draw ALL my readers attention to Stu Radridge’s blog and in particular to a particular problem in Windows 2008. Although I hate the phrase this is real heads up… Basically, Stu has discovered that VM created on ESX4 with “Virtual Hardware 7 presents virtual disks as SAN devices...


November 2, 2009  11:08 AM

Hot Air Balloonist & IT Support



Posted by: MikeLaverick
ESX

Well, I don’t really go in for this stuff normally. You know when friends FWD some really hysterical joke to everyone in their address book. You know, that kind of thing. But this one did make me laugh or was that snort with recognition. A man in a hot air balloon realised he was lost. He...


November 2, 2009  10:58 AM

Nathan Edward’s iPage is back



Posted by: MikeLaverick
Other

Back by popular demand is my step-sons “iPage” cartoons which occasionally touch on IT related topics. Nathan recently graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in IT and some other stuff. He’s currently temping and working in a call-centre. Life really chokes in the job market...


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