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UK based IT Professional with a hefty focus on virtualisation. I like cheese, beer, spicy food and Scottish football (for my sins)

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Yet Another GDPR Post

Yep, I'm sorry. I know you're all sick of hearing those 4 letters, but I promise I'm not going to use this to try to force %randomVendor%'s product down your throat. Quite the opposite, actually. Like you, I've been inundated by seemingly every vendor under the sun's emails over the past year or 2. I've read a few of them. I've sat on a number of webinars. Some of their products are pretty neat. In fact: A LOT of
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2018 - Setting some targets

I did this for the first time last year and found it really helped me to achieve some goals that I don't think I'd have hit otherwise, so I'm going to give it another shot this year. Not all of these goals are technical or career related. Here goes... Start running again, with a target of running 5km a minimum of 3 days a week by the end of March. I've gotten lazy since I moved in with Jenny, and
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2017 - the year in review

It's getting to that time of year where it's traditional to look back on what you've achieved and assess where you are, so I'll add to the flurry of blogposts. This year has been a tough one for me personally: I had the joys of moving out of a house that I'd not even finished unpacking into, I had a bit of a personal health scare (nothing serious, but it hit on my sleeping for a while), and I lost
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VMworld 2017 - where did the time go?

I came out to Barcelona with the best of intentions to blog tons while I was at the conference. I have so many draft posts covering the big announcements (or lack thereof), but I just didn't seem to be able to find the time to finesse them enough for release - by the time I'd have gotten to it I'd already seen countless other (and frankly better!) blogs out there covering the same thing. By the end of day 2
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...I think we may have a *bit* of a scoop...

...As most of you will know, I co-present a little podcast called OpenTechCast (for some reason I keep typing OpenTechCats, which sounds even more fun. Maybe soon!) alongside Alex Galbraith, Amit Panchal, Ather Beg and Gareth Edwards. We get together on a semi-regular (ie when work and life permits) basis to chat about technology, the certification hamster wheel, improving ourselves personally and professionally and occasionally the odd dad joke. In the run up to VMworld Europe this year we got
- ...I think we may have a *bit* of a scoop...

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