Yes, this is YAEotYP, so if you’ve already read tons of them I apologize.
2011 – My personal view
2011 has been a steamroller of a year.The vSoup Virtualization Podcast got aired the first time, and we’ve recorded and published 19 full episodes in the inaugural year. I was awarded the vExpert title for the first time, and even got invited to Tech Field Day #6 in Boston.
And that’s it for 2011. Personally 2012 looks even more promising, and hopefully my exposure to more diverse environments should be reflected back on the site as I’m certain it will spur more posts and more interesting discussions. See you in 2012, I think we’re in for a cracker.
The travel itself was pretty uneventful, the only trouble I had was that when I landed at Schipol for transfer to the US flight, my boarding pass was nowhere to be found, and I don’t think I even received it when I checked in at Bergen Airport Flesland. At the self-service transit counters at Schipol I even got told, by the machines, that my reservation was non-existent. Of course, this was kind of troubling, but thanks to the very nice and service minded KLM employees at Schipol, that issue was quickly resolved and I was on my merry way. At least as merry as one can be when traveling transatlantic.
The flight from Schipol to Logan was incredibly boring though.Normally I have no problems sleeping while flying, but this time around I got the grand total of zero minutes of sleep on the entire trip. Add in the 6 hour time difference, and you’ve got one tired traveling vNinja on your hands.
Stephen and I met up with Chris Wells at the hotel, and went out searching for dinner. Stephen, who seems to know everything there is to know, and then some, about Boston and the surrounding areas, guided us to a local Indian restaurant where we got some great Thali.
After that we ended up at the Horseshoe Pub & Restaurant for some vTFDbeers! How many beers do they have on tap? Who knows, all I know is that it’s a lot!. I haven’t seen that many beer taps since I was at The Gingerbreadman in New York many moons ago.
As you can clearly see, the world has indeed survived the first ever meetup between the vSamurai and the vNinja. Meeting up with both Chris and Stephen was a real treat, and I can’t wait for the rest of the delegates arrive during the day, Tech Field Day 6: You look awesome.
I’m happy to announce that my fellow vSoup Podcast co-host Ed Czerwin is on board as blogger here on vNinja.net! This means that from now on you won’t just have to put up with the content of one virtualization admin, but two!
As all good vAdmins know, two is better than one, and it’ so much easier to build HA solutions around!