Category: Life

Drobo Elite Performance Testing

I’ve had a Drobo Elite in my possession for way too long, and I would like to post this brief explanation of why I haven’t posted any test results yet. A few reasons actually… here we go. 1. Our test environment uses an HP ProCurve switch that claims can do etherchannel or port trunking. Unfortunately
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Rotten BlackBerries Make Good Whine.

Now to be perfectly fair, I’m not going to blame all of my issues on BlackBerry or their Enterprise Server. I will however, consider their method of message relay and integration with our environment quite a hack and their support staff a challenge to work with, especially late at night. That being said… here’s my
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Silicon Valley’s Next Big Innovation: Pay Cuts

Silicon Valley’s Next Big Innovation: Pay Cuts. Cutting 5% pay or lay folks off… HP made the right choice. Also an interesting quote from the story: MIT economist Martin Weitzman suggested in the 1980s that instituting pay cuts instead of layoffs could make recessions shorter and less painful. By setting base salaries lower and making
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Desperate Sales People

Today’s economy is really bad. Companies and the people that make them run are having a tough time staying afloat… these are things I understand. With that being said, I am tired of hearing from every sales rep in a two hundred mile radius looking to score a sale on something using an economical sob
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