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banks rants – marketing mailings

I shred a lot and I recycle a lot. I shred anything that has my name on it. Whether it is a package, a magazine, or mailings. If it has my address on it, I shred the label. I just don’t like or feel comfortable with my name and address out there in the trash […]

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MATLAB for Coursera – Machine Learning

In the Coursera – Machine Learning class you can use MATLAB or Octave. MATLAB is free for the class and I decided to use it since I refer a GUI and I was told by my friend Kyle Prins that he used it in school and that people tend to continue to use it after […]

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Change Has Come Again

For various reasons, I have made the decision to leave Juniper. Lucky for me, I had a great opportunity right around the corner. I am going back to EMC. I couldn’t be more excited and more nervous. Once again I am going in to a new area. I will be the Portfolio Marketing Director for […]

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VMware vRealize and Juniper vSRX

There have been some really amazing things going on in the automation world. The part about automation that is somewhat hard for people to recognize is why they need it and where to start. Sometimes this confusion is because automation means something different to everyone. One of the easiest ways to get started are via […]

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VMware Fusion 7.1.1 OVF Tool Error + Drag & Drop

Recently I was working on a virtual machine that I wanted converted to OVA/OVF format so that I could distribute it to the field at Juniper. I downloaded the OVF Tool but note that VMware Fusion also comes with the OVF Tool. In this blogpost I will be using the OVF Tool in “/Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library/VMware OVF Tool” directory. […]

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My Thoughts about Security in 2014

As we finish up 2014 and start 2015 (for some reason I dislike odd numbered years…) I wanted to reflect on my life. Not on a professional level and definitely not on a personal level but on a security level. It seemed like 2014 was the “Year of the Hacks”. All kinds of hacks from […]

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EMC World 2014 Discount Code – Save $150

Ok, so I am incredibly late to the game this year but what can I say… I just got a new job and I am having a blast. Some of my other tasks have gotten away from me, including this blog. But the weather is beautiful today in Massachusetts, the windows are open and the […]

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FREE vCloud Networking and Security Training

I wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of the One hour free training that VMware is providing on vCloud Networking and Security. It is a great opportunity to check out and understand the product. Overview of class : The vCloud Networking and Security Fundamentals course covers VMware’s vision of a Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC) […]

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Two Years Later

It is only apropos that two years after I started my blog I announce my new job. On January 7th I join VMware. I will be apart of the Public Sector Center of Excellence as a VMware Network Virtualization and Security Solutions Specialist. I can not begin to tell you how incredibly excited I am […]

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Passwords… Do We Really Need Them?

Passwords will always be the topic of security. Always… always… always. We were still saying that passwords were the achilles heel of the network at the RSA Conference this year. Password is the first level of defense and therefore determining what makes a password “strong” consistently changes. Password strength is the new cloud. Strength is […]

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