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vExpert.me exceeds 100,000 clicks!

vExpert.me exceeds 100,000 clicks!

I’m really pleased to say the vExpert.me URL shorten tool is really picking up use and click through rate. I originally launched this 28th September last year in this blog post and today the click rate topped 100,000. Amazing. Thank you to the vExperts that use and actively support the promotion of the tool. It’s marvellous to see. Since the launch the highest click rate currently looks like this: Don’t forget if...

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vExpert.me URL shorten tool now with GUI

vExpert.me URL shorten tool now with GUI

Since launching the vExpert.me URL shorten tool idea at the end of September 2012 [original blog post] it has been really great to see people’s adoption of it. Eleven months later and at the time of writing this (draft) blog post the statistics reveal an active use and click count too. The success of the vExpert accolade is primarily due to the people that willingly share information within the virtualisation community about their...

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What’s this 44CON all about?

What’s this 44CON all about?

I’m excited to say that I’ll be attending this year’s 44CON in London on 12th and 13th September. Of course, attending industry events isn’t just about filling your pockets with free stickers, pens and stress balls. It’s about meeting people that share a similar passion for technology, that make you raise an eyebrow or change your perception of something and leave you feeling like you’ve made a new...

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Use Foursquare to help with your travel expenses

Use Foursquare to help with your travel expenses

Foursquare to write to a GMail calendar Quandary As a consultant I spend much of my working days flitting around the country on customer engagements extolling the virtues of all things virtualisation and Cloud. And drinking tea. I use my corporate MS Outlook calendar to make a note of my whereabouts but in busy periods and times of excitement, I forget. The end of the month arrives and I look at my calendar to prompt for my mileage claims,...

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Boot Windows To Go in VMware Fusion v5

Boot Windows To Go in VMware Fusion v5

In preparation for a piece of work I have to undertake later this week I’ve been looking into creating a USB key with a Windows environment loaded, why? Well, I need a vendor specific application to be installed within this version of MS Windows so I’m able to locally reconfigure a piece of hardware. Sounds crazy? Well, it’s related to IBM hardware… This post here explains exactly what I’m talking about and what...

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Apply for vExpert 2013 and get a URL shortener

The vExpert application doors are once again open and you have until April 15th 2013 to gather your evidence and prepare your submission to apply for this accolade. Why should you apply? Well, I’d just like to do a little bit of myth-busting here too, it’s not just a title to throw on your CV or LinkedIn profile it’s about being part of a community where like minded techies and evangelists can share their passion for...

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