Turning 40, VMUGs, and Dinosaurs!

Today I turn 40! Happy Birthday to me! People younger than me keep asking something along the lines of “Are you freaking out? I mean, now you are 40!”, and people slightly older than me keep saying “It is all down hill now!” Personally I like the reaction of people significantly older than me. Folks who are in their 80s or 90s to be specific. Their consensus seems to be that upon turning 40

I’ve Joined The Chicago VMUG Leadership Team!

Two big personal announcements following a very long break from blogging: The first announcement is that I’ve finished another class in the pursuit of my M.S. in Communication! This last class was very focused on projects in addition to all of the required reading and writing of papers that are to be expected with any graduate degree course. I have now completed three of the ten courses! The second announcement i

User Groups Are Incredibly Useful!

Just a short post today about how important it is to attend various user group events. Yesterday I was at the Wisconsin VMware User Group (VMUG for short) meeting as an attendee. It was a great event that covered a lot of information on the upcoming vSphere version 6.0 release, various sponsors spoke about their products, and at the end of the event users were invited to request help from other users. I learned abo