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Simplify Simplify Simplify In Sales

June 21, 2016

It’s super important to understand and know your audience. Even when you think you’re not being technical, there are levels of un-technical you can drop to that make you cringe, but if your audience needs it, then it’s a great skill to learn. As the network and software world hurtles along at super ridiculous speed […]

Golang net package: UDP Client with Specific Source Port

May 23, 2016

Well you found it if you were looking for it. If you are using the Golang net package and need to set a specific source port for the UDP or TCP dial functions, then look no further. Why might you want to control your source port and not leave it to random selection in the […]

How to not present to the Swiss

December 16, 2015

Being English and being constantly exposed to bad language practice (not the curse word type), during a recent trip to Switzerland, I totally failed in keeping my English plain and vanilla. Their English was better than my own and in this sense I totally failed. Here is my top five of innocently said statements that […]


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Simplify Simplify Simplify In Sales

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It’s super important to understand and know your audience. Even when you think you’re not being technical, there are levels of un-technical you can drop to that make you cringe, but if your audience needs it, then it’s a great skill to learn. As the network and software world hurtles along at super ridiculous speed (that’s the perception at least), it’s important to … [Read more...]

Golang net package: UDP Client with Specific Source Port

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Well you found it if you were looking for it. If you are using the Golang net package and need to set a specific source port for the UDP or TCP dial functions, then look no further. Why might you want to control your source port and not leave it to random selection in the range of 1024-65535? Some server software might be hardwired to listen to communications coming from a … [Read more...]

Open Networking: The Eject Button

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Those of us that weren’t born in the iPod era used to have physical music and movie media like cassette tapes, vinyl, CDs, minidisc, VHS and almost Beta Max. The idea was that you could take this media and play it on any compatible player and in some cases record too. Ok, I know the concept is almost the same with digital media, but there is something nostalgic about physical … [Read more...]

Business Titles: CEO, Founder, Managing Director, Proprietor

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Twitter is a great place to air thoughts, gather thoughts, create allies and destroy bridges. Twitter is also limited to 140 characters. Not great for talking about complex things. For large subject areas, Tweets are normally pre-appended with [x/y], which designates what message out of the chain this particular one is. Tweeting about emotional and sensitive things is probably … [Read more...]

How to not present to the Swiss

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Being English and being constantly exposed to bad language practice (not the curse word type), during a recent trip to Switzerland, I totally failed in keeping my English plain and vanilla. Their English was better than my own and in this sense I totally failed. Here is my top five of innocently said statements that just do not translate. If nothing else, it might help you to … [Read more...]

OpenStack Summit – Tokyo – 2015 – Thursday 29th – Show Notes

OpenStack_Summit

It’s Thursday, it’s 9am and…straight in to sessions. No keynote today, which is no bad thing considering these days are long! The previous two days have consumed a huge amount of hours from sessions, keynotes and side meetings, some planned and some impromptu. This event really is the place to be if you want to speak to industry figure heads representing both vendors and … [Read more...]

OpenStack Summit – Tokyo – 2015 – Wednesday 28th – Show Notes

OpenStack_Summit

It’s Tuesday, it’s 9am and most people have hangovers from the numerous evening events going on in and around Takanawa.  The opening keynote seemed to revolve around Neutron and the great work Kyle (@mestery) has been doing as the project technical lead (PTL) of Neutron. Seriously, Neutron has the highest activity rate of all projects. Some argue that Neutron is too … [Read more...]

OpenStack Summit – Tokyo – 2015 – Tuesday 27th – Show Notes

OpenStack_Summit

It’s Tuesday morning, it’s 9am and the keynote started off in a blaze of glory. Over 5000 attendees are present, from 56 countries. The opening presenter with a huge amount of energy stated: OpenStack is the greatest open source project! Can we argue with that? The obvious one being Linux, but a second place isn’t to be argued with. Egle Sigler, Principal Architect, … [Read more...]