Finishing up prep for VMworld next week. Two sessions, booth duty, and various interviews and briefings, along with networking. Should be a busy week! If you are attending, stop by the booth and say hello. I always enjoy talking data with anyone.


As always, here's some stuff I found on the internet I hope you might find interesting. Enjoy!


8 Lessons from 20 Years of Hype Cycles

Brilliant summary of Gartner's 20 years of Hype Cycles. Long, but worth the time if you have an interest in the tech industry (and are experienced enough to remember that Desktop for Linux was a thing).


Reverse Engineering IoT Devices

Long, but worth the read because geek.


London council 'failed to test' parking ticket app, exposed personal info

Despite having the necessary resources to build the app correctly, they didn't. Because security is hard, y'all.


DARPA tunes machine learning to radio signals

Maybe the reason we haven't made First Contact is because we haven't let the machines do the talking for us, yet.


Screen Savers Haven’t Been Useful For Decades. Why Are They Still Here?

Then again, maybe we aren't quite yet ready to connect with other civilizations.


Chill: Robots Won’t Take All Our Jobs

Jobs shift, they don't disappear. My children will have jobs, and job titles, that don't exist, yet.


Worried you’re being automated? Think again…

This gives us all hope, I think.



There was an eclipse this past Monday. Maybe you heard about it. This was the view from my office.