Greetings from Las Vegas! I'm at VMworld this week. If you are here, stop by the booth and say hello, grab some swag, and let's talk data.

 

As always, here are some links from the Intertubz that I hope will hold your interest. Enjoy!

 

Adding a 0 to the 3-2-1 Rule

I like this idea. By adding the 0, we are reminded that backups are useless unless they can be restored. You need to actively test your recovery process.

 

Companies Are Relaxing Their Degree Requirements to Find Top Talent

There’s another point to make here: job advertisements are often horribly written. Removing degree requirements is a good first step for 80% of job listings, but more work needs to be done by companies that want to recruit and retain top talent.

 

Google sued for tracking you, even when 'location history' is off

No means no. Unless you are Google. In which case they can do what they want until they are caught and sued. Remember when Google talked about how they weren’t evil? Good times.

 

Google is irresponsible, claims Fortnite's chief in bug row

As I was saying...

 

As customers gather for VMworld, VMware unveils new security and hybrid cloud management tools

I applaud VMware for making security a priority for their products. I’m disappointed that this security requires users to pay more. Security should be a right, not a privilege.

 

Fusion: A Collaborative Robotic Telepresence Parasite That Lives on Your Back

At first this sounded creepy, but then I thought about how I might be able to use it to slap someone remotely and now I know what to get some folks for Christmas gifts this year.

 

’Re-attaching for convenience’: nine passive-aggressive email phrases that must end now

I’d add the “I need this now,” to which you do the work and reply, and then get back an OOO message regarding their 4-week trip to Bali.

 

Obligatory selfie from the VMvillage: