What Rocky Taught Me About IT

When life gets tough, and I feel overwhelmed I watch the classic film Rocky. It is a unique and magnificent film with a brilliant story, soundtrack, characters, and so much more. I love the underdog story of unranked boxer Rocky Balboa being given a once in a lifetime opportunity to fight the Heavyweight Champion of the World (Apollo Creed) for the title. The rest of the films in the franchise… have their moments

Your Preferences May Be Your Limitations

Warning: Today’s article lives mainly in the realm of the hypothetical, and is based upon my personal observations. Technology changes at such a fast rate that IT professionals often find it difficult to keep their skills up-to-date. When a manufacturer releases a new generation of technology they often try to keep the older methods of interfacing with the previous generation of technology in place. Commands, GUI

You Can’t Stop the Future

Theoretical physicists refer to the “Arrow of Time” to describe the phenomenon of how moments seemingly always move towards the future and never back into the past. While this might seem obvious it is a bit of a conundrum, because there is no law of physics that says things cannot move backwards in time. According to physicist Brian Greene during the Nova episode The Fabric of the Cosmos: The Illusion o

The Stagnant Calm Before the Storm of Invention

There are two areas of storage that I believe are stagnant: Backups Performance Now I am sure that there are many people who would argue that neither of these areas are stagnant. There are many different backup solutions available right now, and more and more products are emerging on the scene to provide ever increasing IOPs to ensure better and faster storage performance. I cannot deny either of these truths. In