VM/ETC usually has good stuff, but if the database size estimator is news to you as a VMware Virtual Infrastructure admin you should be fired. Update: I figured that most VI admins would have known this already. I’m a big fan of Rich’s VM/ETC, didn’t mean to insult him personally (which I’m sure I just did). I figured it was a slow news day over there (I get those, too).
“Sun has just temporary shut down its cloud computing facility at Network.com.” Sun is adrift. Solaris lacks direction and purpose, their hardware business is floundering, and their software strategy is spastic at best. Why you’d buy Solaris over Linux, with a side of VMware, is beyond me.
“President-elect Barack Obama has chosen Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who heads the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, to be the next energy secretary, and he has picked veteran regulators from diverse backgrounds to fill three other key jobs on his environmental and climate-change team, Democratic sources said yesterday.” OMFG, a scientist running something?!? Maybe this means the next four years will have more thinking by the administration. Maybe.
“Coffee maker broken? It must be that virtualization we’re using. NIC doesn’t connect to the network? Gotta be that darn virtualization again. It’s always the virtualization layer’s fault.” I think Mike has worked where I work now. My virtualization is the new kid, so it takes all the blame for everything.
“At the kitchen table, he looked through the photographs again and confirmed what he had suspected. He was looking at something he had never seen before: the effects of the first use of the Atomic bomb. The man was looking at Hiroshima.” I wish they’d put these photos up on the web or something, or even in book form.