Archive for February, 2013

Al Gore Delivers Great Discussion of Key Topics on Global Policy, Technology Innovation, and Key Drivers of Global Change

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore discusses key US  and global topics

Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore discusses key US and global topics

I attended an event today in Santa Clara, California where former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore, gave a great informal one hour discussion on key topics affecting not only the United States but the world. As this was the first time I had watched him talk live in public, I have to say I was very impressed. His ability to deliver on key points and back them up with facts as well as hold the audience’s attention were superior. It definitely is a whole other experience watching someone present live in person than on TV or radio. (more…)

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Connecting Dell PowerEdge M I/O Aggregator with Dell Force10 S4810 and Cisco Nexus 5548UP

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Dell PowerEdge M I/O AggregatorThe Dell PowerEdge M I//O Aggregator is a slick blade switch that plugs into the Dell PowerEdge M1000e chassis and requires barely any configuration/networking knowledge. Think of it as an advanced layer 2 switch that provides expandable uplink connectivity. The base blade comes with 2 x 40 GbE ports that by default are configured as 8 x 10 GbE ports. If desired, these ports can also be used as 40 GbE stacking ports. The Dell PowerEdge M I/O Aggregator also provide 32 internal 10 GbE connections for Dell blade servers you can install in the Dell PowerEdge M1000e chassis. If quarter-height blade servers are used, the M1000e can support up to 32 servers. This is pretty cool, not only in terms of functionality, but also in terms of the consolidation and the mess of Ethernet/power cables avoided by not using standalone components. (more…)

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Humair’s Blog – Finally Removed the Registration Requirement for Leaving Comments

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Apologies for getting this done so late. I have had many requests in the past to remove the registration requirement for leaving comments. I get a ton of spam mail and spam comments, and that was the main reason for this requirement. Spam was really a pain; I also had to manually delete the spam and then search for and approve legitimate comments – I found out the hard way that I do not have enough time for this. Today I finally got around to implementing a spam filter (which as of yet remains to be seen how well it works). For now, no more registration required and no more moderation. (more…)

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