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On treating IT as a cost centre

From what I know/have seen/have heard, generally, companies see IT departments as cost centres, rather than something that adds business value.
I liked this quote on joeware.net:
“[Computers] will just get more and more important and if you intend to simply coast on whatever talent you get for some poor pay, you deserve everything that … Read more »

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How to remove hard drive from Sony SZ series

How to remove the harddrive from a Sony Vaio SZ Series notebook.
I kinda figured you’d need to remove half the chassis. Makes me appreciate just how accessible the HDDs are in most Dell laptops 🙂

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VMware’s CEO responds

Paul Maritz, VMware’s CEO, has posted an explanation of the time-bomb “incident” that occurred yesterday.
It’s a sincere post, explaining what happened, why, and how VMware intend to improve their QA processes and regain customer confidence.
As someone who’s VMware fan-boyism has been tarnished by this incident, I’ll be interested to see how they’re going to go … Read more »

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VMware ESX: This product has expired

If you find you can’t Power On a virtual machine on ESX 3.5, and you’re seeing this in your error logs:
Message from esxserver.yourdomain.com: This product has expired. Be sure that your host machine’s date and time are set correctly. There is a more recent version available at the VMware Web site: “http://www.vmware.com/info?id=4”.
Then you can find … Read more »