Speak naturally to your Alexa! Context aware lights available now!

Speak naturally to your Alexa! Context aware lights available now!

My house is pretty tricked out..  Lights, Echoes, Home Assistant. All the bells and whistles for a proper Smart Home are in place.  This is ... Read More

Moving Home Assistant DBs to external Flash Drives

Moving Home Assistant DBs to external Flash Drives

So timing is everything…  and my timing was perfect (ok, it was slow).  Chatting in the Discord forums with some way smarter *nix users than ... Read More

Still running vSphere 5.5? Get with it Man!

Still running vSphere 5.5? Get with it Man!

October is here – The countdown clock has started.  You now officially have 11 months to get off vSphere 5.5 and upgrade to something supported.   ... Read More

Adobe Flash, I HATE you.

Adobe Flash, I HATE you.

One of the more frustrating things with vSphere these days is dealing with this flash client.  As a consultant, I am continually working with different ... Read More

Inventory your vSphere environment with RVTools

Inventory your vSphere environment with RVTools

If you haven’t heard of Robware’s RVTools, you are missing out.  This handy little utility gives you a nice clutter free way to view basic ... Read More

SRM Upgrade issues

SRM Upgrade issues

Recently I processed a pretty straightforward Site Recovery Manager and vCenter Migration and Upgraded that really went sideways on me.   Certificates somehow got blew out ... Read More

IOT Fun!–Interactive short film about a smart thermostat!

IOT Fun!–Interactive short film about a smart thermostat!

Here is a great little interactive film I ran across on Reddit.  It’s a choose your own adventure type movie about a Smart Thermostat.  It’s ... Read More

Running Thin without the Office Suite … and not turning back!

Running Thin without the Office Suite … and not turning back!

Here’s another great little utility/hack from Jacques Bensimon! About a year and a half ago, I jettisoned my laptop for most on-site client work in ... Read More

Veeam, Data Domains, DDBoost and making it all work!

Veeam, Data Domains, DDBoost and making it all work!

I have a customer with infrastructure in the NorthEast and infrastructure in the Southwest.  Both sites run VMware and have Veeam deployed with EMC Data ... Read More