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Update on my #vdm30in30 effort

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So, writing is hard. Ok to be more specific, writing publicly, on my own personal blog, is hard. As a product marketing manager, I write a lot. It’s one of the reasons I love my job… I love to write … Continue reading

Tech news roundup week ending Nov 12, 2016

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This was a crazy week news-wise here in the US. I was very happy to have labwork to dive into, and I’ll be even happier when I can share some of the posts I’m writing for work. 🙂 I’m also … Continue reading

Let America Be America Again

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I’ve spent two days fretting about my adult children. My beautiful mixed-race children, who are angry and scared about the election results. We’re talking, I’m trying to coax them away from filling their minds with what is being passed as … Continue reading

The tale of the shitty-ass trailer

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this post is dedicated to my children Last night we all watched in disbelief, as a racist, misogynistic man who has lied about his education, failed in business, and is one of the things I made you promise not to … Continue reading

I just can’t.

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Phoning my post in today. I have been working on posts for work, but they’re not ready to post yet. Settling in to the house, and the real work is just beginning. And this election. So, this may be cheating….but … Continue reading

the internet of chatty things

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Today during a Twitter discussion about RaaS (ransomware as a service), John Obeto mentioned that two of the the refrigerators in house had been trying to communicate with the world. He couldn’t quiet his chatty fridges down unless he upgraded … Continue reading

Tech news roundup week ending Nov 5, 2016

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When I first started blogging for work, I was at EMC. I actually started blogging internally first with weekly roundups of all the interesting blog posts, podcasts, and videos that I saw. Here’s one from 2010. I thought maybe I’d … Continue reading

Life is hard, but good #vDM30in30 Day 5

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Wow, this week has been crazy. My great-aunt Martha died yesterday. Yesterday, after a normal medical procedure, she was put on life support. She never pulled through it. It sucks, so much. I drove up to the mountains to visit … Continue reading

Knocked off course #vDM30in30 day 4

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I had plans to write in depth about danger pipelines pose to our nation’s water supply, and the under-handed methods the pipeline companies are using to get the land on which the pipelines will be laid. This topic was top … Continue reading

My crazy life – #vdm30in30 Day 3

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This may look like a filler post, and hey, maybe it is. #vDM30in30 is a marathon though, and not a race. I swear I’ll get back to talking ITSM and monitoring soon, but right now there is so much going … Continue reading