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  1. April 10, 2021

    In March I reflected on multicloud but waited until after April 1st to post it because the Internet

  2. December 31, 2020

    A quick update on joining Faction and my thoughts on the rise of Cloud Data Services for Multi-Cloud

  3. September 27, 2020

    A few thoughts on the transition from full time office working environments to full time remote work

  4. August 25, 2020

    On a hunch, I searched Gartner blogs for specific keywords from the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2020. Source: Gartner…

  5. August 23, 2020

    Each year, I revisit where I publish and syndicate my content. Typically, an analysis of traffic patterns is done as October approaches…

  6. October 18, 2019

    The traditional one year blog post continues but the vce in the URL slug will change. The year since my last work related update would best…

  7. May 27, 2019

    This week we take a look at the circuitous routes that podcasts have taken over the past 20 years. Along the way, we weave in references to…

  8. May 20, 2019

    Now that China has said “no thank you” to scrap recycling imports, there is a good chance the familiar cardboard recycling bin will take on…

  9. May 13, 2019

    The past few days have been confusing and frustrating for home automation enthusiasts that made investments in Nest products. How did we get…

  10. May 06, 2019

    This week I made the pilgrimage to Las Vegas for Dell Technologies World and had the chance to take a lot of car services but none were via…

  11. April 21, 2019

    In this issue, we take a look at the future, past, and the creative combinations of both marked by technology and popular media. We’ll look…

  12. April 15, 2019

    Just over 20 years ago I met with investment groups that later turned into a new direction in my career. While the .com days were a mixed…

  13. April 08, 2019

    When I started collecting links this week I had no idea how I would arrive at a conclusion. Thank goodness for the tech news cycle and…

  14. April 01, 2019

    My travel has picked up in 2019. On a recent flight I discovered the captive portal experiences for the latest generation of in-flight…

  15. March 25, 2019

    I’ve been using GitHub for ~10 years. Over time I used GitHub more socially than for source code publishing. As my use increased so did my…

  16. March 18, 2019

    If you follow my annual blog updates you already know I’ve been off the road for just over a year. As with any decrease in travel frequency…

  17. March 11, 2019

    Just over 30 years ago I was enamored with the playing and recording of live music. Life back then involved analog recording rigs, tapes…

  18. March 04, 2019

    Fudge Sunday The topic of quantum computing has steadily moved towards the realm of popular science. As with many other topics within…

  19. February 25, 2019

    This past week seemed to follow an augmented reality theme in the regular places I read. Techmeme, A16Z podcast, and even Hacker News…

  20. February 17, 2019

    I’m rebooting this newsletter for 2019. If you forgot you were on this list, there is probably a GDPR way to get off the list. Enjoy the…

  21. February 02, 2019

    Google+ for most users will go away soon. April 2019 warnings and advice to export user data promted me to export my own. Memories of Wave I…

  22. December 12, 2018

    20 years. Well, it’s probably more than 20 years if I include personal websites that changed. Good times. Selective Saving What I’ve saved…

  23. October 08, 2018

    The traditional one year blog post continues. The year since my last work related update would best be described as a time of great changes…

  24. October 18, 2017

    I started this post ten days ago. The year since my last work related update has been packed with integration activity, organizational…

  25. July 08, 2017

    Perhaps you’ve heard a phrase regarding conscious choice and decisive action.  Perhaps, in the days before maps were built into your mobile…

  26. June 24, 2017

    An examination of my Twitter archives

  27. January 09, 2017

    Parking Decks and Pricing Models Sometimes you see patterns. I see a few with regard to some of the software players that are often…

  28. January 08, 2017

    Terminal Multiplex & Emoji in Space I tried to use ProductHunt in this post. It didn’t go as planned. I’ll dredge up a tweet from my old…

  29. January 07, 2017

    Computation and Kicks Sometimes I read published research from Google. Admittedly, it’s often (usually?) way over my head. Sometimes I’ll…

  30. January 06, 2017

    Yesterday, I had my first immersive VR experience. It was the total package. Headgear. Trackers. Haptics. Consoles. Rigs. Probiotic Yogurt…

  31. January 05, 2017

    This will be my first SxSW as a resident of Austin, Texas. I’m looking forward to it. Part of the build up to SxSW is making sense of an…

  32. January 04, 2017

    Looking Back & Looking Ahead Cleaned my desk area and found this relic of 2010… my how time flies! I’ve maintained a website of some form…

  33. January 03, 2017

    Broken Wings Mr. Mister - Broken Wings - YouTube www.youtube.com – Share Suggested soundtrack for this digest… “Travel data: fraud with…

  34. January 02, 2017

    2007: Life in the “Foist” Lane (continued) As I was saying… the way we consume music is changing due to convergence BUT I left a VERY…

  35. January 01, 2017

    Happy New Year! Are we done celebrating? Cool. Let’s get started. As a warning, this update is probably entering long form essay mode due to…

  36. December 31, 2016

    4… 3… 2… 1 Peter Schilling - Major Tom - YouTube www.youtube.com – Share Suggested soundtrack for this section… What an amazing time to be…

  37. December 30, 2016

    Thanks for sticking around! My second installment is a bit longer but I plan to settle on a word count soon enough. "Set phasers to 1…

  38. December 29, 2016

    Welcome to the first issue of my digest. I know… an email newsletter on the eve of the year 2017. Bold! :wink: Since 2007, I have shared…

  39. December 26, 2016

    Welcome to the first issue of my digest. I know… an email newsletter on the eve of the year 2017. Bold! :wink: Since 2007, I have shared…

  40. December 21, 2016

    Cardio and diet make for a washboard abs villain. That’s right. Software is a villain that wants great abs. You’ve probably heard various…

  41. October 12, 2016

    For as long as I’ve been a professional worker, I’ve wondered why it is so hard to get a group of individuals to agree to times and…

  42. October 23, 2015

    I’d like to expend a few words about The Perfect Team. My career in technology has taught me many things. Even now the lessons continue…

  43. October 17, 2015

    Confession. I’ve had this happen to me. This post is as much about the past 72 hours as it is about the past 72 months. It is important to…

  44. October 18, 2014

    Today is my four year mark with VCE. 4 years. Wow. Oh. One more thing… This is also my first net new blog post using GitHub Pages. I’ve…

  45. January 20, 2014

    About the photo… You can’t go very far on Internet or modern media before the term STEM is mentioned or extolled as a target to reach. STEM…

  46. January 17, 2014

    Wordplay comes out in the oddest places. I was thinking about amusing apparel worn by several folks and alumni at conferences like OpenStack…

  47. November 08, 2013

    Thoughts on what I say when invited to become an advisor

  48. September 07, 2013

    Next month I’ll reach my 3 year mark with VCE. The VCE rocketship has only continued to accelerate since I jumped on board. I’m consistently…

  49. January 13, 2013

    As I was saying previously about Branch content that means a lot less now… (I don’t feel tardy…) The Brown M&M’s The flip side is that as…

  50. December 07, 2012

    I was going through my spawling comments on the Interwebs and noticed my Branch and Medium accounts were still alive but from a time when…

  51. October 15, 2012

    You are witnessing the transformation of an entire industry. _ Pay attention. It will be faster than you think._ — VCE Deal Desk Mission…

  52. July 28, 2012

    Yeah. I turned off comments. You see, I was a participating fan of them for many years. I was prolific. I commented anywhere and everywhere…

  53. April 23, 2012

    Update: [Dilbert cartoon summary] 1 One of the things I notice when attending technology events is the ability of the tech blog ecosystem to…

  54. October 18, 2011

    “We eat change for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks in between” — VCE team ethos A year ago today was my first day at what would become…

  55. July 23, 2011

    Ah, metrics. Everyone loves a horse race. Of course, in a horse race it is not as if the horses are allowed to take a hyperspace jump to…

  56. October 18, 2010

    I have an announcement to make… I have accepted a position with Acadia. My new title is Principal Technology Consultant. In my new role, I…

  57. July 01, 2010

    Disclaimer: I made the jump to cloud and SaaS a long time ago.  I have the scars. With luck, after adding a few more they’ll just look like…

  58. June 03, 2010

    Diclosure: I donated to Diaspora. I’ve been asked the same question a few times these past few weeks So, Jay… What would it take for you to…

  59. February 05, 2010

    On my last Delta flight I was not so surprised to see that my upgrade to first class went through. Since I travel a lot this is, thankfully…

  60. January 21, 2010

    A few thoughts on the profitability of YouTube

  61. January 08, 2010

    Thoughts on the state of telecommunications in 2010 and the growing use of social media services

  62. January 31, 2009

    After being a CTO since 2002 with NeoNova and Digitel the time has come to return to my consulting roots. I’ve had a great run as a…

  63. March 19, 2008

    Last week I attended SXSW Interactive. My goal was to expand my mind. I’m calling this The Taco Thesis for numerous reasons. First, I…

  64. January 20, 2007

    Everything after the Etch A Sketch has been an exercise in escalating support demands. Consider that simply shaking it like a Polaroid…

  65. April 04, 2005

    Photo: A 5 minute self installation of AT&T Xtreme DSL circa 2005-ish. Consumers are playing the part of a monk watching the beer bubbles…

  66. March 19, 2005

    I was listening to TSOT on NPR this morning. This was made possible due to my new early to bed and early to rise experiment. The subject was…

  67. February 12, 2005

    One of my interactions with the City of Raleigh

  68. February 17, 2004

    I’d like to see a skit on SNL about the “Who Am I Kidding” calling plan from Verizon. Video: Urban man age 25-35. Bad hair. Frumpy. Bad…

  69. September 14, 2001

    From the US Airways mailing lists for frequent flyers (emphasis mine): To ensure the safety and security of airline passengers, heightened…

  70. April 29, 2000

    Greetings from Tel Aviv. My body says it is noon. Everyone else here says it is 7 hours later. The flight sucked so much it isn’t funny…

  71. December 12, 1998

    People often ask me “Why Qthrul? Why fudge?” Well, my last name has been slaughtered by many people in an attempt to master the correct…