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Want to scan your NAS, ESXi host, or other home gadgets, especially those that are reachable from the internet, for Heartbleed vulnerability? Good idea to take an extra verification step after you patch, to be sure your remediation worked. Check out this new, simple, and free Windows tool. It works!
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Looking forward to attending Microsoft's Dan Stolts presentation tomorrow in Portsmouth NH.  It's provacatively entitled "Windows Server Storage Spaces EXPOSED!"

If the conference coordinator, facility, presenter, and bandwidth allow, I'd be happy to livestream the presentation.  I'll update this post with viewing details (and will tweet from @tinkererguy) if the stars align tomorrow morning, for the 11am eastern start time!
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No streaming for me today, will focus on meeting folks and learning new stuff, of course!
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See also Duncan's info here:
http://yellow-bricks.com/2014/04/19/heartbleed-security-bug-fixes-vmware

Some controversy over how vulnerable:
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2076225

but either way, the download links to the latest OVA are now new and updated, which is the focus of my new article, with some updates to the info likely over the next few days, as I begin to test...
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Intriguing little video snippet, giving a glimpse at potential ideas for enhanced safety.
One stretch of road in the Netherlands may make you feel like you're cruising through a video game. A new glow-in-the-dark pavement has replaced
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Another great podcast Steve, couldn't wait to try "CrowdStrike Heartbleed Scanner", recorded some video walk-through/demo too:
http://TinkerTry.com/crowdstrike-heartbleed-scanner-finds-my-vulnerable-vmware-esxi-5-5-u1-host-i-patch-then-rescan
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To go along with the short video by Apple, there's a much deeper dive into how Apple is running datacenters and manufacturing, going from 35% renewable sources in 2010, to 95% today:
http://www.wired.com/2014/04/green-apple
and a somewhat related article with really cool Google datacenter photos:
http://www.wired.com/2012/10/ff-inside-google-data-center/
Just ahead of Earth Day, Apple has released a new ad and overhauled a section on its website designed to highlight its environmental initiatives, including the shrinking of its carbon footprint and...
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No doubt you read a lot about Heartbleed, now have a look behind the scenes at TinkerTry.com
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VMware Certified Professional (VCP2.5/VCP3/VCP4/VCP5). IBM XIV Technical Advisor. Creator of TinkerTry IT @ home - Efficient virtualization, storage, backup, and more...Personal blog, with a wealth of unique and interesting technical articles and video walk-throughs.
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  • Tufts University
    B.S. in Psychology & Philosophy, 1986
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    XIV Storage Technical Advisor, 2009 - present
  • TinkerTry.com, LLC
    Founder, Blogger, 2011 - present
  • IBM
    IBM Lab Services Consultant, BladeCenter & System x Deployment Automation, 2005 - 2009
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    World Wide Technical Team Lead, IBM ServerProven Program, 1999 - 2005
  • IBM
    Solution Partnership Center / IBM Innovation Center - Waltham, 1997 - 1999
  • MindShare Associates
    Corporate Trainer for IBM, 1994 - 1997
  • Cornell Information Technologies
    Help Desk, Early Web Development, 1993 - 1994
  • Cornell University
    Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, Visual Perception, 1989 - 1992
  • Cornell University
    Grad Student/PhD Candidate (incomplete), 1989 - 1992
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    Data Entry / IT Operations, 1985 - 1989
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