Entirely unrelated to my previous post on the TSA – I decided that the time had come to replace my travelling bags with something newer. I’ve been travelling and working with a soft leather briefcase since I started consulting – almost ten years ago. I’ve also used a variety of overnight bags, suit carriers, Novell […]

Passionate Users

I lifted this post from Luis Villas blog – he always seems to get to good stuff early. Maybe being a student again helps 😉 Anyway – this post – and others over there (I especially like the one on presentations – I’ll blog that later!) are really interesting. This chart (from the post) – […]

Blog comments and liability

Two interesting posts: I strongly recommend anyone who is posting to read them.

Red Hat on Open Source

I knew I had this from several people last year – but I refound the article browsing snorps blog. Matthew Szulik, Red Hat CEO talking to Computing in the UK – Why Red Hat versus Novell-SuSE or Sun JDS on the desktop? They’re all proprietary except us. They all have proprietary technology inside, not […]

ZENworks 7

Today we shipped ZENworks 7. Lots of press and news on this – I’ll try and get everything into this one post. Computer Weekly ComputerWorld, InfoWorld, NewsForge CXO Today eChannelLine eWeek eWeek again IT Jungle LinuxElectrons LinuxWorld Also internal blogs on ZENworks 7. Snorp on ZLM7 testing in the SuperLab

Why Smart People Defend Bad Ideas

I found this while trawling other Novell peoples blog posts – it’s a great essay by Scott Berkun #40 – Why smart people defend bad ideas All the more palatable because of the Monty Python references.


Bandwagon alert. I’ve got some presentations where I provided voice over; also some video of me presenting at LinuxWorld in San Francisco. I’m going to pull the audio off, compress it and clean it up and post it – see if it works well. Hopefully this url will work for content:

ZENworks Imaging updates –

I keep getting asked about updates to the ZENworks Desktop Imaging engine – specifically driver support and the like. There is a cool project on the Novell forge site – that hosts new drivers, lots of docs and complete ISOs of the environment. It’s here – Point to note – in ZENworks 7 – […]

TSA are jobsworths

Flew back from Stamford, CT – I had to check a carry on bag as it was ‘not permitted’ – not too large, not too heavy – just ‘not permitted’. I got a leaflet from TSA explaining that sometimes items can be ‘just not permitted’ – at the discretion of the TSA agent. It’s not […]