EMC World: Day 3 Recap

EMC WORLD: DAY 3 RECAP
Q: How can you tell a conference is a technical conference?
A: When the ratio of PDAs to attendee approaches 2 to 1.
The amount of IM, Twitter, SMS, email, and phone calls was amazing. All kinds of devices: iPhones, Qs, Nokias, and of course Blackberries. Lots of people doing the “Blackberry Prayer” […]

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EMC World: Day 3 Recap

EMC WORLD: DAY 3 RECAP Q: How can you tell a conference is a technical conference? A: When the ratio of PDAs to attendee approaches 2 to 1. The amount of IM, Twitter, SMS, email, and phone calls was amazing. All kinds of devices: iPhones, Qs, Nokias, and of course Blackberries. Lots of people doing…

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History of Memorial Day: Why We Fight

MEMORIAL DAY: WHY WE FIGHT The world is different than it was even a few years ago as we celebrate Memorial Day. We now are fighting a war, and we now remember why we fight. The History Channel re-runs the HBO series “Band of Brothers,” the adaptation of the Stephen Ambrose book about a company…

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History of Memorial Day

MEMORIAL DAY The city of Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, an American village on the National Historic Register, claims to be the birthplace of Memorial Day, as do some 24 other towns in America. But Boalsburg’s claim goes back to a practice at the end of the Civil War. It does have an local museum, and a history…

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EMC World: Day 2 Recap

EMC WORLD: DAY 2 RECAP
EMC World, in its 2nd day in Las Vegas, is by and for engineers. While there are more suits present than in previous years, nevertheless most of the presenters are usually not polished marketing presenters but often the software developer who wrote the code for the product. This provides a level […]

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EMC World: Day 2 Recap

EMC WORLD: DAY 2 RECAP EMC World, in its 2nd day in Las Vegas, is by and for engineers. While there are more suits present than in previous years, nevertheless most of the presenters are usually not polished marketing presenters but often the software developer who wrote the code for the product. This provides a…

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EMC World: Day 1 Recap

EMC WORLD: DAY 1 RECAP
A full and rich day in the “city by the sand” Las Vegas. I attended a variety of talks during the day, but the best was:

Virtualization Technology and Directions offered by David Black, PhD of EMC. He covered a discussion of a variety of virtualization techniques, but spent most of his […]

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EMC World: Day 1 Recap

EMC WORLD: DAY 1 RECAP A full and rich day in the “city by the sand” Las Vegas. I attended a variety of talks during the day, but the best was: Virtualization Technology and Directions offered by David Black, PhD of EMC. He covered a discussion of a variety of virtualization techniques, but spent most…

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Las Vegas and EMC World

LAS VEGAS AND EMC WORLD I’m in Lost Wages, Nevada for the EMC World event being held at Mandalay Bay. The first night’s entertainment, the Goo Goo Dolls. 9300 attendees so far. While I’ll be writing daily about this huge show on this blog, for the first time, another technology will be used to update…

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History of Pentecost

PENTECOST The Feast of Pentecost is taken from the Greek word πεντηκόστη which means “the 50th,” referring to the fiftieth day after Passover and Easter. In the Jewish calendar, this would coincide with the harvest festival Shavuot the “Feast of Weeks.” In the Christian calendar, Passover played a part in a number of visits Jesus…

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EMC World

EMC WORLD This year’s EMC World, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas May 19-22 promises to be the event to showcase EMC’s products around hardware, software and solutions. Having attended last year, it’s the best place to get access from EMC’s engineering, marketing and executive staff. Expecting about 10,000 attendees, the exhibit floor will showcase…

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History of Iron Man

Iron Man eye

HISTORY OF IRON MAN I had the opportunity to catch the midnight premier of what is likely to be the initial “summer blockbuster” of the 2008 season. Iron Man has since this debut had the second biggest non-sequel opening day in history, trailing only Spider-Man. Last summer had 14 sequels, this summer only 7. More…

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