Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Devin’

In the Trenches – Tech Chat – Corperate Collaboration Technologies

Sunday, February 6th, 2005 » In the Trenches – Tech Chat – 02-04-2005

At 4am on Saterday morning I participated in a tech chat..  this time we had Jeremy Wright from on board, as well as Kregge Steppe and Gerard Hickey. I especially wanted Jeremy on board, cause of his experience with corperate blogging, and his blogging experience in general. Jeremy as of course also set up a consulting company to facilitate companies in blogging and other colaborative technologies.

We discusses all manner of IT commication and collaboration technologies.

Had a great time as usual.

A New tech chat @ In The Trenches

Sunday, December 5th, 2004

In The Trenches (The Podcast for sysadmins and IT professionals) has a new tech chat up, which I took part in again.

We talked far longer than we originally planned to, so we covered a bunch of topics;

Podcasting via Bittorrent

IE vs Firefox At home vs  corperate enviroments, pro’s and cons, managability, features, etc.

UK Department of Pensions crash 60K computers How it could happen, project management, procedures, and attituted towards IT security and robustness.


Podcast quality going up

Sunday, November 14th, 2004

Podcast quality is going up.

Now this comment comes forth from just general perseption, listening to podcasts. People seem to be setteling into formats now, getting routines going, getting their hands on better equipment like mixers and better mic’s, and just getting more skilled at presenting shows, talking, editing, etc.

But another reason I felt the need to post this was because this morming I listened to our In the Trenches recording of Saterday, and I manged to listen to the first half of the latest Promiscuous Bullet.

Promiscuous Bullet is a show that just seems to be getting better everytime I listen. The quality of the discussion between the Bates brothers and the topics covered are increasingly drawing my interest.

But listening over the In The Trenches Tech Chat again.. I just got very exited.

This is exactly the kind of stuff, and more importantly, the level at which I wanna talk about Information Technology.
I came away from that conversation feeling more connected to the world than ever before, and all of us on IM thereafter seemd to share that positive experience!
It was so good to finally connect to some people with a similair insight, and similair enthousiasm about IT, as myself.
And it occured to me that we where hitting home the entire reason for the podcast, the whole reason Kevin set it up in the first place.. it reached my ideal of what a talkshow or prodcast on system administration should be like, and its an ideal I have had for many a year, long before podcasting, but was never able to find.

Now the next bit is a little personal.

Though lack of anyone similair to talk to about tech on this level, I have often ‘practiced’ in my mind what I would have to say about any of these topics I find interesting. Often I have endlessely debated and argued topics in my head, imagining I was standing in front of a croud, in a lecture hall or something, explaining things to them.

Saterday gave me the opertunity to live out that fantasy, of actually bringing into practice many of my idea’s and ways of bringing them. Of actually being able to discuss tech in the way you hear other techs talk about it, when listening to other podcasts, or webcasts (like technet), or when you attend a conference, etc. I have always wanted to ‘lecture’ like that, and actually hearing myself really do it, with an attentive audience, that actually understood, agreed, responded and gave feedback..  this was incredible to me.
And guess what..  I didn’t sound like a complete dork! I actually sounded like I had always imagined myself to sound like in such a conversation.. I sounded.. proffessional, adult even! Can you believe its a pleasant suprise to me to actually realise I sound like and adult? Is it wrong for one to be proud of oneself? I dont know and I dont care 🙂

Skype chatting with Kevin, Eric and David

Saturday, November 13th, 2004

Oke.. this was seriously cool!

On a few Saterdays, Kevin and I have chatted, as he’s used some of that stuff in his podcast, but I was just really happy in and off itself to have a chat like this.

Today however, we had a 4-way discussion group with Myself, Kevin Devin, and David Newberger and Eric Maynard, where we discussed some topics that we all have to deal with, in this case, primarily we discussed user support tools, call tracking, and the personal aspect of dealing with users and supporting them.

I was great to be able to talk with other technical guys about this kinda stuff, I dont often get the chance.

I need to put up some links here for the guys:

Microsoft Office Live Commincations Server 2005

Outlook Helpdesk

I tried in vain to find a link to the LCS demo movie I was talking about..  so I will send you guys the link and msn so you can download off my server

Show us your rack!

Friday, October 15th, 2004

Cool. Kevin over at Kevin’s Stuff featured me on his podcast.. twice!

I’ll be working on some feedback for the topics he shouted out. He was thinking about a catch-frase for the show, and he came up with “Show us your rack!” .. which I think is excellent!

I switched back to ipodder for my cast feeds, on account of Doppler not having any kind of history functionality… yet.
You see, I will listen to a cast, and then delete it strait out of Media Player. Ipodder keeps a little text file with url/names so it remembers what not to download anymore. Doppler will just go and download them all over again.

I sent Edwin a mail about this, and he replied very promptly with the news that this kind of stuff will soon be included in Doppler, in fact, on the site they are calling out for more beta-testers for the RC2, before they release it public.

Still using Sauce Reader. Last night version 1.9 was released, which makes the app dramaticly more friendly on the memory consumption side. Like now its idling at 2mb, whereas 1.8 would idle at 200mb

Monday I start out at the media company I have been quite looking forward too. I really wonder what kind of work they are gonna give me. They where a little vague about it, basicly discribing a kind of jack-of-all-trades, dealing in user-support as well as administration of their office backend. Of course I find the latter far more interesting, but we shall see.