Category Archives: Things

Donate Your Old Technology

We’re moving house again, such is the joy of renting, and this is a great time to go through your things and chuck out stuff you don’t use, clothes you don’t wear and all the other crap you’ve accumulated. But what do you do with all this stuff? You could eBay it and make a quick buck, put it up on Gumtree or Craigslist or just leave it outside your place with a note stuck to it which says “free to a good home”.

Or, you could donate it. I’m very lucky in that I’m working for a great company and earn a decent wage. I have a roof over my head and I can afford to eat. It’s taken a while to get here but nonetheless here I am. There are, however, less fortunate souls out there who need a helping hand every now and again and donating your stuff is a great way to reach out and help. One such organisation is Freecycle and as far as I know they’re worldwide. Go look them up.

If you’ve got some old technology kicking around then please consider donating it. If you’ve got old computer parts lying around and they could make up a working system then take the time to put it together, install Linux on it and donate that. You could even go a little bit further and offer to show whoever you donate to around the OS. A little bit of knowledge goes a long way.

Same goes for any screens, peripherals and GFX cards. Even old sticks of RAM can help someone. Not using your Xbox or PS3? Give it away. You’d be amazed at the amount of people out there who are scouring sites like Freecycle looking for something as simple as a keyboard and don’t have the money to buy one.

So, if you’re wondering how you can make a small but significant difference in the world then this is it.

 

 

We’ve moved.

So we did it. We finally made the move to Lahndaaaaahn. Well, Surbiton actually but it’s close enough. The move on the whole went without a hitch, just the usual panic about not getting everything packed in time and the removal dudes running off with our stuff but none of that actually happened and the removal dudes did a sterling job. It’s been a week now and ‘er indoors has pretty much got the place looking ship shape and Bristol fashion. I’m best off out of the way. Menfolk will know what I’m talking about.

Other than the usual BT home movers drama my new job at VMware is awesome. I can’t tell you anything about it but needless to say I’m having the time of my life and it’s only been 5 days! And my girlfriend managed to find a job first time around as well. First interview, BAM! And she got the job.

Too much awesome.

I am a vCHS Cloud Engineer at VMware.

My mind is still blown to tiny little pieces. A while ago I saw an advert for a vCHS Cloud Engineer based in London and I thought “there’s no way I could work at VMware, those guys are like crazy smart geniuses from the future”. Or something.

Anyway, I read the spec. And then I had a series of mild palpitations. And then I read the spec again. It turns out I could do this job and whilst my brain was still trying to process all of this my hands took over and somehow submitted my CV. It seems that the vNerd planets were aligned that day because as of November 4th I will be an employee of VMware. I’ve never wanted to work for somewhere as much as I have VMware and if you’re reading this then I don’t need to tell you why.

I’m very proud to say that I’ll be a member of the vCHS team and I am very much looking forward to being part of something that is changing the way we look at the cloud and ITaaS.

Which is a bit mad! See you in the future.

PDF Reference Collection

Since purchasing my iPad Mini I’ve been filling it up with reference material to help me with my VMware studies. Hopefully you’ll find some of these as useful as I have. I’ll add more as I get them.

VCP510-Blueprint-StudyGuide – ValcoLabs
The-Unofficial-Official-VCAP5-DCA-Study-Guide – ValcoLabs
IaaS_StudyNotes1 – vBrownBag
vcp-cloud-study-notes-20130406 – Paul Grevink
VDCA511_Study_Sheet – Chris Wahl
VCAP_CIA_5_Study_Sheet – Chris Wahl
Diagram-VMware-vCloud-Director-Networking-Architecture-v1-0 – Hypervizor
vCAT 3.1 – VMware (Online Documentation)

Moifs Big Traks – 010811 – Breaks

Here we go then, 2 hours of classic breaks from around the 2006 era. Some of these tracks hold fond memories for me and I hope they do for you, too. Download is after the tracklisting.

Dislexic – Air Of Dawn (Pure Phunk)
Spence – Hyperion (Skool Of Thought Remix)
Grizzla – Body Hammer (Pablo Beatz Remix)
Cut & Run – Loneliness
Aquasky Vs Masterblaster – 777 (Lucky Strike Remix)
Atomic Hooligan – You Are Here (ILS Remix)
DJ Mutiny – Pressure Time (Original Mix)
Ed Solo & Skool Of Thought – When I Was A Yout (Krafty Kuts Remix)
Ctrl Z Vs Screwface – Kung Fu Funk
B-Phreak – Repeated Groove (Beat Assassins Remix)
Milke – She Says – Merka Remix
The Sneaky Pimps – Gonna Be Big
B-Phreak – B-Phreak – Chunk Style (Merka Remix)
DJ Mutiny – Soul Runner (Superstyle Deluxe Remix)
Fatboy Slim – Everybody Needs A 303 (Plump Djs Remix)
General MIDI – F.U.N.K (Original Mix)
Paradox 3000 – One Priceless Moment (Original Mix)
Rebel Sketchy – Good To You – (Rebel Sketchy)
DJ Fixx, D Funk – Anesthetic (Original Mix)
Keith Mackenzie – (Shadow)
Stanton Warriors – Hope Time
Ed 209 – Infectious (Distortionz Remix)
Far Too Loud – The Touchdown
General Midi – Never Gonna Stop The Show (Dylan Rhymes Mix)
Stereo 8 – Never Coming Back
Agent Alvin vs Timmy Schumacher – Willy The Pimp
Bubaking – Bubaking Tore My Anus (Steelzinheelz Remix)
Coburn – We Interrupt This Programme (Stanton Warriors Remix)
Cut & Run – One More Time

Download 192kbps  (Duration: 2:03:22 — 169.4MB)

 

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