VMUG

Sobriety, the greatest gift I ever gave myself, friends, family and colleagues

  • simon 

The tenth anniversary of my sobriety seems like a good time to share my story on this blog, I’ve presented at the London and UK VMware User Groups, spoken with small groups about my journey to sobriety.  So here it is, dedicated to my family and friends, “Sobriety, the greatest gift I ever gave myself, friends, family and colleagues”   At the age of 17 I left home.  Over the previous 18 months,  I’d been… Read More »Sobriety, the greatest gift I ever gave myself, friends, family and colleagues

Extending Simple Network Mapping – TCP Port Descriptions

  • simon 

Simple Network Mapping In an earlier post I demonstrated how you could use a very simple toolset such as VMware tools and Netstat to create visualisations for what devices are talking to each other on a network.  I had a few thoughts of my own on some additional simple steps that could be taken to improve the data and visualisation still further. A few conversations on Twitter and LinkedIn, convinced me to pull them together… Read More »Extending Simple Network Mapping – TCP Port Descriptions

UK VMUG UserCon 2019

  • simon 

One of the highlights of last year was the VMUG National user conference held at the space centre in Leicester.  A fantastic venue for not only the conference event but for the pre event vCurry and quiz, so it’s no surprise that it’s being held there again this year.  The vCurry on the 26th and the conference on the 27th. There is a great agenda covering a huge range of topics.  From a technical standpoint… Read More »UK VMUG UserCon 2019

North West England VMUG – Manchester 2019

  • simon 

North West England VMUG – Manchester 2019 My VMUG tour for 2019 continued in March with a trip up to Manchester.   However, this was a bit different, I was presenting this time.  The week before the event a colleague reached out to ask if I would be available to cover his slot, at first it seemed like a terrible idea.  I ran through all of the excuses I could think of not to present, and… Read More »North West England VMUG – Manchester 2019