Outburst Response:Cloud oh sorry I mean….Clown Vendors.

Josh O’Brien gets toey about conference attendees. I agree.   <blockquote>Now on to you Ass Hats who call your self IT professionals.  If you just spent $3000 to $8000 or so of your company’s training budget to come to an IT conference to get vendors to give you cheap plastic toys, get 100 tshirts, grope […]

Why Do Hackers Want Facebook Data, Part I of II – Imperva Data Security Blog

Everyone thinks that Facebook doesn’t know much about you. But a 1200 page PDF file of personal data seems excessive. And this article explains why it’s bad for your social health if entities can get at that data (usually via Facebook apps). I’m worried, you should be too. Also, Security and Networking  Professional should not […]

Wired Says Cloud means Better Security by Marketing

Oh my.

Knowledge + Experience = Wisdom

Knowledge + Experience leads to Wisdom

Outburst: VMware Networking Blog: vSphere 5 New Networking Features – Score D Minus – Must Improv

The VMware networking blog talks about the new networking features in vSphere 5. Well, talk would be overstating it. Mention, maybe. Post It Note, perhaps.

In fact, you could probably burp out the feature list on a single beer.

Rant: Who is Cisco’s Customer ? Me or the reseller ?

I resent the fact that Cisco partners get more information than Customers on Cisco’s website. Shows you who Cisco thinks the Customer really is.

What special powers do resellers have that makes them more effective ?

How does withholding information from Customers give a better outcome ?

Me ? Many resellers are not competent enough to be business and need a headstart to be useful to customers. Without some sort of “special needs” assistance, they wouldn’t be in the race.

Too harsh ? IBM and HP don’t rely on resellers to win business. Why does Cisco ?

Outburst: Oh really ?! Telstra throws AU$800m at clouds – The Register.

Oh, wow. Look at that — a little bit of rounding and you have $800 million. Anyone want to take a bet that 100% growth every year for five years is grossly unlikely ?

Do you think that allocating 0.01% of their gross revenue to a “cloud” project is big money ? Then consider that their broadband rollout projects is measured in the billions, every year.

Not such a big cloud project at all. Not even really committed. Pocket money at best for some executive who convinced the business it’s the “next big thing”. Compare this with the money spent at Amazon / Google / Facebook for a single data center.

Cisco – Cloud Ready Data Centre Webcast – review

As a customer, I watched about the first twenty or so minutes of the Cisco Data Center “Cloud Ready” webcast before it got too uncomfortable to continue. Really, it wasn’t comfortable or interesting viewing at all.

Use of the term ‘engineers’, IET and Cisco.

Someone has popped out the tiresome “you aren’t engineers” issue over at Packetlife. In simple fact, provided you have passed certain qualifications, you certainly are recognised as an engineer.

Outburst: Brocade – What’s their direction ?

I haven’t got any idea what Brocade is going to do next. Why would I buy their products when I can’t see the future ?

Is an iPad heavy ? Not for me.

A number of “pundits” have commented that the iPad is too heavy. Like all things, your actual experience depends on your own situation.


Outbursts for 13 April 2010

Nerds need no excuses to be passionate about Technology Permalink | Leave a comment  »


Outbursts for 10 April 2010

VCE vBlock – Look Mum! No cables Two Cisco UCS chassis and dual UCS6200 fabrics. And bugger all cables. That’s what I like about UCS. Permalink | Leave a comment  » Tech Field Day – Boston 2010 – photos Hot Dogs at the Red Sox baseball ground. Oh, and beer.   Carlo Costanza in the middle.  Robin […]


Outbursts for 9 April 2010

Photos from Afternoon of TechFieldDay – vKernel Virtualisation Discussion on the back of the Bus. Getting from place to place to meet the vendors in THEIR OWN offices means a lot of moving around. And waiting. Turns out you CAN fit sixteen geeks in those lifts. ! Through the front door at vKernel Participating in […]

Outbursts for 3 April 2010

YouTube – Thanks Backup! The sequel… via youtube.com Social Marketing at it’s very best. The first one was equally funny. Cisco could learn a whole bunch on intelligent marketing from this instead of the current lameass work. Permalink | Leave a comment  » YouTube – Master of Business Card Throwing via youtube.com Awesome Permalink | Leave […]


Outbursts for 1 April 2010

Software Activation on Cisco Integrated Services Routers and Cisco Integrated Service Routers G2 – Cisco Systems Software Activation on Cisco Integrated Services Routers and Cisco Integrated Service Routers Generation 2 First Published: October 20, 2009 Revised: March 29, 2010 This document describes the activation process for Cisco software on Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) and […]


Outbursts for 31 March 2010

evilrouters.net ª Blog Archive ª Authenticating Cisco Devices Against Active Directory via evilrouters.net Awesome. Simple but if you don’t know how it’s done, you need to watch this. Permalink | Leave a comment  » Cisco – we make toys too Linksys appears to be dead. And our favourite Corporate and Enterprise company now sells plastic toys. […]


Outbursts for 30 March 2010

Cisco "Announcing Breakthrough Innovations" for Data Centre ? YAWN Feeling underwhelmed already ? Or is that just me ?  The recent marketing failures from Cisco mean……..I’ll be washing my patch leads that day.  Top 5 Things About Cisco Says ìInternet to Change Foreverî Event Today - Etherealmind And for those of you who don’t remember Cisco CRS-3: Is […]


Outbursts for 29 March 2010

HP has a Cat6500 equivalent ? I was flipping through a HP ProCurve product thingie and saw this. Do they really think that they have a product that has the same feature set as the C6500 ? Or is that just marketing spin. Problem is, it’s quite difficult to find detailed information on the HP […]

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