US National Hot Pepper Day

Jul2011 26

Today I went to the VMware vSeminar Series for 2011, which was held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. This is the second vSeminar I've attended, so I had a basic idea of how the event would unfold and who the usual suspects (vendors) would be.

Your Cloud

All and all, it was a good day, though they could have done more demos -- any demos really. The only ones we got to see, were pre-recorded videos, which is better than nothing, but it says to me that VMware are not confident that their products will be able to shine when shown live.

Vendor Room

The two things that I was interesting to hear about at the event was VMware View/ThinApp, which I first saw at last year's vSeminar. I thought it was interesting and said to myself, I'll have to keep an eye on this product. They showed off a little bit of View but nothing on ThinApp, except for publishing web apps, which in reality, is a bit meh.

Vendor Room

Finding out about vSphere 5 was cool, though VMware, if you need over 15 minutes and 10 page document to describe your licensing structure, then there is something really wrong with your model.

OS X Support

There was an illustration showing Steve Jobs in front of an iMac, which made me very intrigued and when an off the cuff remark was made that vSphere 5 now support Apple's OS X -- I nearly fell off my chair. At the end of the day, they were going to have a Q&A session using questions asked via twitter (#vss2011) or SMS. I asked two questions about OS X -- neither of which got answered. That was pretty disappointing since they was only about 4 other questions asked. I guess they didn't know.

Vendor Room

Later on, it turned out they demoed OS X running on VMware -- but, it was just an Apple XServe (defunct product) running ESX. That's great, but not what anyone wants. We all want to be able to run OS X on a PC ESX server. Since vSphere 5 isn't out yet, only time will tell.

May2011 25

World MS Day

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WorldMSDayTwo years ago I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and every day I live with the pain, taking regular injections to slow down this incurable debilitating disease.

Today is World MS Day, which was launched in 2009 with over 200 events in 67 countries. It's an opportunity to raise awareness about MS and to strengthen the network of people living with MS across the world.

Next week is MS Awareness Week, so please show your support for these great charities:- Kiss Goodbye to MS and MS Queensland. Even wearing something red is a great start.

Also, if you're in the Brisbane CBD next week, please show your support by going to King George Square between 7am and 9am.

Oct2010 17

Coachella 2010

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Brilliant video by Sam O'Hare of Coachella 2010 ... Coachella is one event I'd love to attend.

Sep2010 17

Footage by Sikosis and Dale
Edited by Sikosis

Sep2010 04

RiverFire 2010

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RiverFire ... Let's Go!

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