2018 – A Year of Highs and Lows

Reflecting on 2018... Family The highest of highs this year was the arrival of son 2.0 in May. The little one was 2 weeks early but arrived (relatively) safe and sound! Health Anyone who follows me on social media channels will probably know the end of 2017 and the start of 2018 wasn't very good... Continue Reading →

Top vBlog 2017 – The Results

The Top vBlog 2017 results are out and I am pretty chuffed that I managed a healthy new entry at number #136 out of 273 in the overall Top vBlog listings. I also managed to place in the following additional vBlog categories: #10 in Favourite Scripting / Automation Blog #7 in Favourite New Blog #30 in... Continue Reading →

The Great Yule Log Experiment 2016

When I was younger (in the 1980s) I always remember my mum making a Yule Log for Christmas.  Of course, when I say "making", I mean buying a chocolate swiss roll and covering it with some sort of chocolate buttercream/ganache.  She always used to decorate it the same way using the same gold plastic Merry Christmas and sprinkle... Continue Reading →

UKVMUG 2016 – Part 2

This post is Part 2 of a two part post covering UK VMUG, click here to read Part 1 The only session I attended in the morning was the Community Session, Going Hybrid - using vRealize Automation as a cloud broker for AWS, vCloud Air and Azure given by Sam McGeown.  This was a good session overall with... Continue Reading →

UKVMUG 2016 – Part 1

I am right now sitting on the train heading back into London with a smile on my face. I'm listening to music (Eye of the Tiger just started playing) and I'm tapping away on my laptop.  Why am I smiling? Well it is simple, today was the first time I realised and understood the value of... Continue Reading →

My first 12 months at Xtravirt

In September 2015, I took a leap of faith.  At the time my son had just been born, I had been working for my employer for over 10 years but I didn’t feel valued, either monetarily or professionally.  Looking back I will admit, I was too comfortable for too long, it was easy and familiar... Continue Reading →

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