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May 23, 2008  12:37 AM

Feeding IT – you should never let it starve



Posted by: David Vasta
DataCenter, Offtopic

Feeding IT  I was talking to someone just the other day who works for a large company with a nice set of offerings for sale and a hearty market, short for they have money to spend, but the "C" level people in the company still see IT as a bottomless pit of money. Something they...

May 23, 2008  12:36 AM

Planning for the perfect data center – It’s not possible



Posted by: David Vasta
DataCenter, Offtopic

The Data Center I have been in big IT for over 18 years. I have seen data centers grow from back rooms and basements to multi-million dollar facilities with fences, security, and other features. With all this planning there is still something that can go wrong and lately I have...


April 23, 2008  7:00 PM

Bytware’s i5virus Nominated for Webby – Please sign up and VOTE



Posted by: David Vasta
COMMON - A users group, David on System i, Offtopic, System i

So it's not everyday that an IBM vendor gets nominated for advertising, and I know IBM might never fall into that category. It's a cold hard fact of life. IBM has never attempted to really be bold in advertising. I digress. Bytware on the other...


April 16, 2008  3:13 PM

Offtopic : Is Windows Vista the new Windows ME?



Posted by: David Vasta
Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Offtopic, Windows Vista

I was talking to a few people in a store and then around the office and started to wonder to myself is Windows Vista the new Windows ME? If you think about it the cycle would be right. (1)Windows95(Decent) (2)Windows98(Little Better) (3)WindowsME(Crap) (1)Windows2000(oh not...


April 2, 2008  3:04 AM

Offtopic – Go topless to meetings!



Posted by: David Vasta
Offtopic, Tip of the Week

While I am sure the headline grabbed you, it's really true. I worked with a "moron" a few jobs back that would insist on playing with his Blackberry at every meeting and when he was not getting everyone full attention he would play ring tones that he had downloaded. Problem was he did really poor...


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