Virtual Geek was started many moons ago – technically on June 6th, 2008, when I published the first “hello world” post, which you can find right here. Wow – that’s starting to close in on a decade, and more than 890 blog posts. Phew!
Thinking about a dialog I had with Microsoft last week (it’s Microsoft Ignite this week!)… I just updated two small things, but they represent something important for me, and the readership (thank you readers!)
- The disclaimer no longer refers to EMC, but Dell Technologies. It’s weird, but wonderful as sigs get updated, as email addresses change. It’s the end of something that was awesome, and the beginning of something as part of Dell Technologies that can and will be so much more, and builds on an amazing legacy of so much awesome at EMC. But the content of the disclaimer hasn’t changed, and isn’t going to change. For better or for worse, Virtual Geek is my voice, my opinion. I write the posts. Inevitably I make mistakes (which I will correct, and always be thankful for corrections and feedback). When the company asks me to post something I don’t support, I won’t post it :-)
- I realized the description needed to be changed. It used to read “an insider's perspective, technical tips n' tricks in the era of the VMware Revolution”, and now reads “an insider's perspective, technical and strategy tips n' tricks in the era of the IT Revolution”. Look, I will ALWAYS love VMware, and love my VMware brothers and sisters – and part of me bleeds VMware. That said, I started to realize that my perspective is changing and shifting. In addition to doing more with VMware every day, I’m doing more with Cloud Foundry every day. I’m doing more with Microsoft Azure every day. I’m doing more with Mesos, Cloudera, Cassandra every day. The connection point in the pattern isn’t just VMware – it’s the larger thing going on: we are in an era of IT revolution – and I feel lucky to be an “insider” with “tips and tricks” of that IT revolution – sometimes from the technical lens, and more and more every day from the business and strategy lens.
A leopard can’t change it’s spots, and I’m the same dude as the person who wrote that blog 893 posts ago – a passionate nerd, a technologist, a fierce optimist. Perhaps a little wiser, certainly more mileage, and absolutely more grey hair – but the same dude.
Thanks as always for reading, commenting, critiquing and debating – it’s been fulfilling and a learning journey for the last 8 years, and I can’t wait to see what the next 8 years bring!