Do you love IT?

Ever take up an musical instrument? Perhaps, took a class at the community college or a private instructor? Maybe you finished the class, joined the school band, or had a recital? Only to, not stick with it. Picking up the instrument today, you could play a note or two, but you’d be no Master.

Yeah, me too

A couple of times actually, with different instruments. Sure, with enough practice, I could play things and follow beginner sheet music, but there’s a difference between playing every note and playing the music.
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My first vExpert



I am honored and excited about being a first time vExpert. (1) Thank you to Corey Romero, and the VMware Social Media & Community Team.

For those of you that aren’t familiar,

“the VMware vExpert program is VMware’s global evangelist and advocacy program. The program is designed to put VMware’s marketing resources towards your advocacy efforts. Promotion of your articles, exposure at our global events, co-op advertising, traffic analysis, and early access to beta programs and VMware’s roadmap. The awards are for individuals, not companies, and last for one year. Employees of both customers and partners can receive the awards. In the application, we consider various community activities from the previous year in determining who gets awards.” (2) Continue reading “My first vExpert”

46, Little Look Back, Long Look Forward


As the morning of March 17th closes, so too does the sunset on my 46th year.

Good grief, in four years I’ll be fifty years old, and have been in IT professionally 25 years.

Approaching 50, I’ve been looking for signs of a pending midlife crisis, or a, “What did I do with my life?” moment, but I haven’t seen it. No desire to purchase a sports car. Crawling in and out of a car riding 4 inches off the ground, doesn’t appeal to me in the slightest. I’m happily married 15 years, work from home, explore and research by night. Without my wonderful wife Kelly taking care of the day to day, the bills, and keeping us in snacks, I wouldn’t be able to do 90% of what I do.

Forty-six years old and a IT career of twenty-one years, there should be more than a few of life’s lessons I can share. Some come to mind and fortunately, the statute of limitations have expired on most, so I’ll be posting about a few of the more fun ones. Continue reading “46, Little Look Back, Long Look Forward”