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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. CC-licensed image by Haldane Martin. In the past decade co-working has actually become something of a phenomenon. The whole trend started back in 2005, when a today famous person Brad Neuberg opened his first co-working shared office space in the downtown of San Francisco. The initial idea... Continue »
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Watching the current raft of hyperconverged players go at it in the blogosphere has turned into a movie where I've lost all interest in the plot and characters. Here's just one recent example of yet another intense piece from my colleague Chad Sakac. The problem is that I'm just not interested anymore. I know how the movie predictably ends. That wasn't always the case. Long-term readers will remember me going on and on about hyperconverged, etc. etc. Things change. I move on. Maybe you should too? Here's the pitch: for medium-to-larger IT shops, hyperconverged isn't strategic, it's just a tactical cost-reduction tool. And if something isn't strategic to the people who buy large amounts of IT stuff, it's not strategic to me either. Everything else gets quickly commodotized. Since I've historically done a decent job predicting shifts in the IT world, you might want to invest a few moments and understand my thinking. Agree or disagree -- it's up to you. What's This All About? Look beyond the buzzword, and you'll find some very simple ideas. A hyperconverged architecture generally involves implementing storage functionality in software and using server-resident storage devices vs. a traditional external storage array. The resulting environment... Continue »
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In my humble opinion, the best braids are also the easiest – especially when you are doing the braiding yourself! I love little braiding "cheats" and faux braids that give you the look of more complicated styles with half of the work. This double braid is definitely one of those easy cheats! It's a fun style that, even if you're new to braiding, you should be able to achieve, and... Continue »
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Believe it or not, one of my favorite Indian cookbooks is published by Betty Crocker. It was written by Indian food expert Raghavan Iyer and titled, Indian Home Cooking. The book title seemed modest but the 2001 work is full-color and loaded with practical information, including a detailed guide to buying the many kinds of legumes used in the Indian kitchen. There’s a super helpful photo identifying them so you don’t get confused at an Indian market. Based in the Midwest, Raghavan is a gifted teacher, someone I’ve known for years. He’s straightforward in explaining things and works to demystify Indian cuisine. Raghavan is also funny. I’ve seen him jump atop a demo table to show an audience how to properly straddle a coconut grater... Continue »
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Bookal is a free iOS app launching this fall, born and based in Petaluma. Bookal is a home for book lovers - a social network where readers can connect and share and an easy to use hyperlocal peer-to-peer marketplace. Everything... Continue »
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Are you guys watching the Olympics? Are you a casual watcher or completely obsessed? Growing up, Elsie and I were probably more on the obsessed side, especially when it came to gymnastics. I've always loved to watch all the diving competitions as well. Some of the heights they dive from are just unbelievable to me (but I'm very afraid of heights, admittedly). This year I've been a little more of... Continue »
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As I was lying in bed this morning, looking at my phone. I was struck by the advice of my wallpaper, which comes from Danielle Laporte Be your real self so the universe can find you Continue »