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SNIA SDC Observations, Part II: The Not-So-Good

September 19, 2013 Leave a comment

In my first post, I was talking about how the SNIA Storage Developer’s Conference really met and exceeded expectations in a lot of ways. There were many shining moments, but unfortunately there were quite a few disappointing ones as well. Read more…

SNIA Storage Developer’s Conference Observations, Part I

September 19, 2013 1 comment

indexThis past week I went to the SNIA Storage Developer’s Conference in Santa Clara. It was the first time that I came to a conference as an attendee in a very, very long time. Overall, the experience was positive and interesting, but there were some moments of disappointment as well, as some of the major limitations of storage perceptions came out and hit you across the face like an 18-pound sledgehammer. Read more…

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Wedding Dance

September 16, 2013 Leave a comment

This is the wedding dance for me and Becca. Some people have said they wanted to see us Swing Dance, as this was how we met.

The first song is Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good”, and the second is “Come On-A-My House” by Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack.

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Yet Another Social Media Misunderstanding

September 5, 2013 Leave a comment

Today I saw an article float by in the Twitter river: “Why do only 7% of managers consider social media skills most important for employees?” Go ahead and read the article, because the attitudes are pretty interesting. The author, however, conflates a couple of things and winds up 180 degrees from the direction he should be facing.

First, “social media” is not the same thing as “customer service,” even though the fomer can be used as a tool for the latter.

Second, throwing around statistics of how many people are on Facebook and LinkedIn is useless in this context, because these are radically different usecases than the primary one the author is promoting; namely affiliation between corporations and their customers. Read more…

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