Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs for IT

I’ve been thinking about this for awhile and actually referenced Maslow in a personal blog about my past life and how I got into IT.¬† It really hit home a couple years ago when our SVP and GM of Security products at VMware, Tom Corn (thanks for the motivation Tom), started talk track around defining…

Macbook Air and VMware Fusion

My youngest son recently trashed my home laptop that my wife and I share. Luckily I had some decent data recovery software to pull the data off the toasted hard drive. My next decision was to go the cheap and fast route of visiting Costco and purchasing the first eye candy laptop I could find,…

Application Streaming

To stream or not to stream, that is the question. In the middle of a VMware View project and the decision was finally made to not move forward without investigating application streaming to virtual desktops in order to take advantage of non-persistent virtual machines. Some of the front runners come to mind such as Symantec,…

Netflix news

So, Roku started the lead with streaming from Netflix, then XBox 360, then PS3, and now the WII will have an update this spring to stream movies from Netflix. Just found another great site with open source media center called Boxee that runs on Windows, Linux or Mac and supports Netflix streaming as one of…

Roku HD Player Review

Originally submitted at Roku The best-selling HD Player (as known as Netflix Player by Roku) plays High Definition video and connects to surround sound audio. Roku HD Player   Best Media box out there!! By gr8n8 from Brown Deer, WI on 11/29/2009 5out of 5 Pros: Reliability, Video selection, Built in Wi-Fi, Compact, Easy to…