Tag Archives: #vDM30in30

How do you keep on your path?

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I like to take my dog Fred on long walks on the weekend. One of the nice things about Austin is all of the nature trails that are in the city. The days we make it out there really early … 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

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

What does a product marketer do?

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Product Marketing is probably the best job role I’ve held during┬ámy career. I’ve been a PMM (product marketing manager) at Dell, EMC, Dell-EMC (ok, just for 1 day!), and now at SolarWinds. What is Product Marketing? PMMs are responsible for … Continue reading

#vdm30in30 starts now!

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#vdm30in30 is a blogging challenge that’s been going on for 2 years now. The challenge is to write a blog post every day in November. VDM is the Virtual Design Master event, but they are nice enough to let anyone … Continue reading

I don’t feel like writing

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This couldn’t have come at a worse time. I just don’t feel like writing, smack in the middle of #vdm30in30. Oh don’t get me wrong, I’m writing my butt off for work. I have a launch this week, so tons … Continue reading

Paying my respects to an industry leader

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I’ve been blogging since 2003 (since 2006 on this blog). I don’t blog to get noticed, to be internet famous, or even to advance my career. I use blogging as a reflective practice, as a way to think and “work … Continue reading

Do you know what really happened?

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Since I work in high tech, sometimes I’ll find myself in California, in the Bay Area. Since my family has been in the South for thousands of years, I always wonder about the people who were in California first. We … Continue reading

When to worry about losing SaaS data

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I wrote this blog post for work on ways you can lose data on Office 365. Thought I’d also share it here. I’m also now 5 posts behind in #vdm30in30. I don’t really feel like this is cheating though, since … Continue reading