Over the years I've gotten progressively more interested in wine - so much so that I decided to bring to market a wine app to capture and share wines I come across. With boundless number of wines in the world, I love discovering new winemakers and producers. On this page you'll find my attempts at capturing new discoveries and experiences.
My job brings me to many different cities and I try to make the most of each trip by spending some time discovering those cities. As a United 1K flier, I’m no stranger to the airline’s publication, the Hemipshere Magazine. I often use the 3 Perfect Days articles as an aide when planning for a day around a city that I’ve not visited. I love the fact that the articles give you a detailed plan of where to go and what to see. These blog entries are my version of 3 Perfect Days, mapping out detailed plans of what to do in a city, when you only have a single day to spare. It’ll take me some time to compile various itineraries from trips I’ve taken over the last few years. Here are the cities in the queue: Munich, Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne, Milan, Venice, Vienna, Salzburg, Alba, Konstanz, Paris, Amsterdam, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Taipei, Beijing, Belize City, Cancun, Dallas, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Vancouver, Portland, and the Wine Country.
A topic that I’ve been focusing on as of late is the shift in behavior of enterprise buyers. It all started from a conversation I had with Greg Ferro where he brought up the notion that we now transact in a “post information scarcity” business environment.
In the world of online communities, we need to learn to behave like one. The excerpt from my favorite session at SXSW11 as follows:
The business world is looking more like a small town. Strong downward economic pressures combined with advances in technology have forced rewriting the rules of business. Advances in technology have allowed all of us to collaborate instantaneously over great distances and not be tied to a single geographic area.
Having spent years running 24x7 internet-facing production systems, I find that the monitoring element of an application delivery environment is often the last item to be addressed and built outside of the application delivery architecture. As we continue to build our application delivery infrastructure in the cloud, having a good monitoring strategy will allow us to arm ourselves with the information we need to make intelligent decisions. So exactly what should be monitored?
With over 12,000 attendees, VMWorld 2009 was definitely impressive. It was great to be there as part of the Cisco data center team and see Cisco continue to make progress into the server & virtualization space. A few exciting technology showcases & announcements that were exciting to me: VMWorld Data Center chose Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) to virtualize and reduced an environment of 37,728 physical servers using 2,483 racks and 25,329 KW of power to 776 physical servers in 28 racks using 528 KW of power.
Munich is the 3rd most populous city in Germany and the capital of the federal state of Bavaria. The city itself is made up of historic buildings and impressive architecture, as much of Munich was reconstructed after World World II. National Geographic Traveler ranked Munich at number 30 out of top 100 historical destinations around the world.
As Spain's second largest city and the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is home to the 1992 Summer Olympics and unique architectures. Winter months can be a lovely time to visit Barcelona, provided the chance of rain is low. Throughout the city, Barcelona features work of architect Antoni Gaudi. Gaudí's first works were designed in the style of gothic architecture and traditional Spanish architectural modes Eventually he developed his own distinct style, incorporating nature's angles and curves into his designs.