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Repair a thin pool

Repairing an LVM thin pool on my ProxMox server.

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The CIO Role Is Changing

Nowadays, chief information officers (CIOs) are charged with more than keeping their organization’s IT operations up and running, according to a new study from IT staffing specialist Robert Half Technology. In a survey of 2,500 CIOs in the U.S. from Pocket http://ift.tt/2qBJ4CS via IFTTT

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ML battle is heating up

The machine learning battle is heating up. Deep Learning, the term, is somewhat recent and its popularity is most definitely increasing. At the root, the concept has been around for probably over 40 years under the umbrella or Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs). Although the idea was fantastic, the applications were limited by the availability of computing power. […]

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A $1.5M Kickstarter Project Fails, Leaving Most Backers Without Their 3D Printer

Interesting news in TC: http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/14/a-1-5m-kickstarter-project-fails-leaving-most-backers-without-their-3d-printer/ Is this high profile and high value project failing to deliver a marketing and image blow to Kickstarter? Can it be interpreted as a sign that the bubble is starting to weaken and show its age. Or is this simply bad news about a single KS project?

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Microsoft Is The New Google, Google Is The Old Microsoft

Very interesting article in Forbes on MS and Google: http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2015/02/18/microsoft-google-swap/ I have a been a big Google fan and always knocked on Microsoft but they made interesting points. Google does spend a fair amount of time on less relevant projects though in my mind, it’s always been their approach. They develop concepts and work on […]

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Inside Chinas Surreal Housing Bubble on 60 Minutes

This is a great 60 minutes piece on China’s housing bubble. The middle class is turning towards real-estate for investment so builders are constantly putting up new buildings, developments and cities. But with only a privileged few buying multiple apartments, there is nobody to occupy these new developments who remain ghost towns for months and […]

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7 Ways to Manage Email So It Doesnt Manage You | LinkedIn

An excellent article by Jeff Weiner at LinkedIn about managing email. Having done IT for several firms, I’ve seen it all. From people who simply can’t keep track, with Inboxes full of thousands of unread messages, to people who over process and over categorize, ending up with one category for each thread and spending 75% […]

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Quandl

I have recently discovered Quandl, which, per their website description: […] has indexed millions of time-series data from over 400 sources. All of Quandl’s datasets are open and free. You can download any Quandl dataset in any format that you want. You can also visualize, save, share, authenticate, validate, upload, index, merge and transform data. […]

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Unixrealm Posts 06/05/2013

A Dangerous Sign For VMware, PayPal Chooses Rival OpenStack – Business Insider Difficult hit for VMWare, brownie points on OpenStack. tags: unixrealm vmware Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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Encrypted messages to kids

Last time I changed job, it meant an increase in commute (from 5 minutes to an hour) which also meant I would not see my kids every morning. So I picked up the habit (since then lost mind you) of setting the table for their breakfast and leaving them a note, wishing them a good […]

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