Heart breaking. There is so much potential hidden away in this girl. Society stamps people as insane when they are different. In fact she is gifted and has special talents but also special needs. Project UNITY is a startup with the intention, amongst others, to help such people find balance in their lives. The final project definition has not been set in stone, but will be around january 1st.
host1: vsphere 5.5
host2: vsphere 4.1
vcenter version: 5.5
Mission: Migrate running vm’s of host2 to host1 then reinstall host2 with vsphere 5.5
Is that possible? NO! Why? Because VMware dropped compatibility!
So what do we have to do? Install a third host with vsphere 5.0, migrate from host2 to host 3, then reinstall host 2 with 5.5 then migrate vm’s from host 3 to host 2, sell host3 as we never wanted 3!
Or, alternatively Shut down the running vm’s copy them with third party tools like Trilead vmexplorer… Which takes ages!
What level of usability are you attempting to reach? Right now you are at -10 on a scale from 1 to 100…
Stop screwing over your customers… Now that we have to do alot of manual labour and a shittonne of wait time to copy thin proviesioned 500gb VM’s, we might aswell migrate them directly to Citrix XEN server and avoid further lack of support from the company we pay insane amounts of money for licensing!
Merry Christmas to you too VMware! Herafter Abbreviated VirtualMalware
Yes, so we had this problem with a printer. It did not work very well. Keen on finding the problem ourselves, we disasembled the printer slightly to find the diffusor was physically molten.
Since there is a service agreement on the printer, we decided to call HP Support. The solution we were presented left us speechless.
AA: “Hello, our printer is broken, the diffusor has molten, as in plastic deformed due to high heat”
HP: “Hmm, okay, have you tried a firmware upgrade? This solves alot of common problems”
AA: “uhm, did you hear that the diffusor is molten? nevermind…”
Who is training these monkeys? It seems like the standard behaviour when contacting tech support most places: “Uselessness”
After 6887 hours in a flight simulator toying with VATSIM in an old A2A Boeing 377 plus the regular trips to the cockpit of real life Airbus 320’s and also piloted airplanes myself, I believe I gained some knowledge about turbulence and flying Airplanes. Yes, I am abusing Cialdini’s authority principle on purpose.
You should always wear your seatbelt during flights. This story is pretty self-explanatory when you consider the link in the bottom of this post.
Turbulence, or “air holes” can force an airplane to drop several 100 feet (aproximately 33 meters), VERYVERY quickly, when the airplane looses lift due to low pressure zones, gravity takes over and accelerates the plane brutally downwards at 9,82m/s/s – remaining lift as we are not in a vacuum. This can be very brutal, if you are not wearing a seatbelt, the airplane will plummet away under YOU unless you are wearing a seatbelt to keep you in your seat.. That means you will take off from your seat (fly in the air), bump your head on the ceiling and injure your neck and spine. When Lift is restored, (higher air pressure) the forces will switch dramatically. The airplane will stop dropping, but now it is your turn to drop back down into your seat. (Brutally)
Always remain seated with seatbelt on! Even if it is uncomfortable. It is not cool to refuse to wear it even though you might think it is.
TL:DR Use voice-call, not facebook.
Sometimes the driver walks to meetings. The distance he has to walk is 3,5 km’s it takes around 40 minuttes. In winter it is cold but that just means you have to walk faster and generate more heat. You arrive at the set location for a meeting, you arrive 5 minuttes early, which in my book is already 5 minuttes too late. No one is present. Turned out, facebook, email or other form of “drop and pray someone will read it in time” messaging was used to cancel the meeting.
Drop and pray means, you send an email to your driver stating you are sick. Your driver of course rushes into the office and quickly starts checking emails and notices that you won’t be around due to illness.
The driver also checks his emails before he wakes up with the intention to see if he has to wake up to be on time for a scheduled meeting…. Since the walk to the meeting takes 40 minuttes, and most people of course check their facebook accounts before they wake up, a combined total of 80 minuttes and 7 km’s of walk has been conducted, and wasted, because… someone cancelled the meeting using an email or facebook message.
Emails do not work very well as form of communication in companies or organizations important messages like cancellations are at risk of being overseen. Time is wasted, people get anoyed, deadlines are not kept.
Show some consideration for your environment, people could be waiting for you, and since people are busy, they do not check their facebook account every 5 minuttes.
The driver used to do the same but realized it is absolutely not the right way of doing it.
Emails should only be used to transfer data that has previously been agreed on verbally, not to cancel meetings
Ok, there are so many conspiracy theories out there that I want to make one myself. It is about something as cute as Rabbits.
In latin, Rabbits are Called Lagomorphia.
We all know that “morph” is changing something. Like in photoshop when you morph something into something else.
Lago is a misinterpretation and a terrible spelling mistake made by the ancient latin-language creating people, so a translation from langoliers became lago instead of lango.
This explains how a single rabbit can devastate an entire garden with tulips and other greeneries in just one night! They made my mon cry many times during my childhood. They simply ate all her flowers!
This essentially means, that Rabbits are shape-shifting Langoliers that eat flowers.
This is what they turn into while they are eating your flowers at night. They are very shy and will instantly morph back to rabbit shape a millisecond before anyone sees them. Very deceptive beings.
Gnags: De vilde Kaniner
Yes, don’t you love those kind of people who attempt to take control over your actions by attempting to force you into rejection? Irrationality can be amplified greatly by doing drugs or alcohol and withdrawal psychosis, but it can also persist in people who are perfectly sober. And that is what I would classify as a clear case of Borderline Personality Disorder (Diagnostic manual for mental disorders). Sadly these people usually attach themselves to deeply good hearted people and create tremendous amounts of chaos and stress in good peoples lives. I have been there, I have experiened this on my own body and I let it happen. They weave a web of lies to gain allies to fight you. Wether the threat they percieve is real or not.
So, now a look back in time, aproximately 1 month.
I was at a gathering with friends and I start to talk to this girl, she asks me where I am from. I am the kind of person who does not see country borders as a definition of where I am from. I am from Earth. However, jokingly I told the girl I was from Russia. I actually thought everyone knew that I am a Danish citizen, but at that time I was learning the Russian language. After a while I said I was from another country, again jokingly. Apparantly, the girl has absolutely no humor and cannot handle that joke, and percieved it as a rejection of her persona. She responded: “Why are you lying to me? I thought we were friends..” At that time, I knew that person and her entire childhood, her school experiences and well, her internal workings. 30 minuttes total time spread out over 1 month, that is how much contact we had. That is a quickly established friendship.
The next thing that happened told me everything I needed to know about this person. She was not drunk, and she started rejecting me intentionally. People with BPD do that when they are sober and undrugged. It is a persistent pattern.
They reject you so that you have to fight back to get them back into your lives, if you are a good person, you might want to straighten out the problems and be at peace again. Not possible. Their behaviour will continue in this pattern untill they realize they have these problems.
So this person writes me on facebook. He needs an appartment. He is living together with someone at the moment, and I am fairly certain that this person is feeling the “heat” of this persons personality disorder. It is sad.
I am a writer, if you are reading this, you obviously noticed that. When I have an idea I MUST put it down RIGHT here RIGHT NOW! Not in 30 minuttes and not tomorrow. When I was done writing the two articles #1 and #2 I turned back to the person with intention of posting a facebook status, stating that this person needs an appartment, according to his specifications. I wanted to tag him in the post so that people with free apartments to let could contact him, but I was not able to tag him. I was wondering why? Was I mispelling his name? I went back to the chat conversation I had with him on facebook and found he had unfriended me.
I hope the person living with this guy realizes that it is better to move away, sooner rather than later. Do NOT let him destroy you. He has the capacity to do so! These are not Neutrons, these are “electrons” and absorbers (eg. not fissile), If you kick an electron out of your life you will become positive:
Two hydrogen atoms walk into a bar.
One says, “I think I’ve lost an electron.”
The other says, “Are you sure?”
The first replies, “Yes, I’m positive…”
How to deal with a person like this? They are abusing you, they are boxing you in attempting to control you. EVADE….EVADE…EVADE, AVOID AVOID AVOID. Never go back! Remember that drunk people can end up in temporary state like this, look at their sober state. Do NOT fall for their crap. They are vicitmizing themselves.
There can be no relationship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity. -Samuel Johnson
This person lacks all 3 and thus cannot have meaningful relationships.
Read more about BPD here:
Well, people usually commented on my trunk, whenever i opened it. Yes, its the trunk of a car, if you thought about something else, I am sorry to disapoint you.
The junk inside my trunk is called “Proactivity”
Other people would call it: Oil, water, servo fluid, brakefluid, gaskets, brakepads, oil lines, fuel filters, spare tire, hydraulic jack, 4x jack stands etc..
Many times I heard people say, why don’t you clean up that trunk of yours? it a big mess. They are wrong! Cleaning it up means reorganizing and moving the items from one place in the trunk to another place in the trunk. The items I put there MUST be there. So.. moving them around in the trunk just to move them around, does not make much sense! Hence they stay there.
I have a nice little curtain hiding it all anyway!
Yes, I carried a vast array of spareparts in the trunk of my car. I am a driver if I stop driving I stop being what I enjoy to be. Then I become a mechanic. Without the junk in my trunk, I could also end up just being in “wait-state” which is something I really dislike. While I wait someplace for assistance, nothing else can be done. Time is wasted.
Apply proactivity to every aspect of your life and alot less time will be wasted. Sure, I cannot carry that much cargo in the back. But hey, who does that in a Supra anyway?
Well, I have done so 3 times this year. For some reason it keeps coming back to me. My Sony Sola is a boomerang phone… No doubt about that! I am guessing native australians would find it particularly usefull as a hunting tool…
This is all good and fine, but what you do with it when you reaquire your phone may not be so fine!
First of all, it has been out of your hands. Who has had it in their hands, what did they do with it? Did they install spyware?
Whenever you recover your phone, do NOT connect it to your regular PC straight away and do not sync it.
What I would do, and what I always do in such situations is the following:
-I do NOT connect it to my laptop with USB cable. (Threats on the phone could get to more of your important data)
-Connect it to a temporary windows installation, or Linux (preferred) copy the data out that you REALLY need. (stop malware from spreading)
-NOT synch it with google, facebook, twitter, drop box and whatever else. (Your private data could be at risk)
-Hard reset the phone with disregard to lost contact information/data. If you cloud synched your contacts, they will return.
-Never store anything important on the phone that is not in duplicate form someplace else.
Now your phone may work faster, your battery may last long, your privacy is (more) secure and you got those important pictures from your last holiday on a USB stick or a temporary OS installation.
If you need elaboration on the topics presented above, please read more here for a quick breakdown: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_virus
Hypothetical scenario 3
Let us assume that you consider yourself to be an Entrepreneur. You have already read intensively on the subject, and you are absolutely 100% certain, that nothing can stop you once you get going.
You have spent your entire life creating valuable connections. Now it is time use them, But how?
Help your trusted friends out first
Let us assume you have friends, they are running businesses already but they could do better. Help them!
Bring in qualified people to alleviate their problems so that they can start making bigger profits.
In nuclear physics, criticallity is archieved when enough fissionable material to sustain a chain reaction is gathered in a nuclear reactor.
Convert this into your network. You are the initial neutron that starts a chain reaction. Ftirst you must gather many people from different aspects of life with diverse skillsets. This is a must, in order to address an extremly wide range of issues from legal to accounting, from marketing to negotiation. Construction to production.
Pay it forward
Over the time I have met many people who are struggeling with the idea of becoming business owners. They have generated a crude business model, but lack the knowhow to continue. Maybe they are flailing in the blind due to lack of knowledge, or maybe they have time constraints pressing them to do other tasks.
Why not use your network to help them refine their business model and help them implement it. In return, you negotiate reciprocation at a later time.
If you have a friend who already has a business established, which could become profitable if the business model is adjusted, processes optimized, expenses cut or new people are recruited. If you have a vast network of GO-GETTERS, and you probably do, everything is possible.
If you have enough friends with small businesses, help them all grow bigger. They will reciprocate. Remember to agree on the terms before commencing the makeover.
That is you, you the one who will pick up the sufficiently skilled people, ALOT of them and deliver them to the respective businesses and project managers. If you have enough passengers, you can help fix alot of companies.
Alleviate the problems of your friends businesses and eventually in return, when their businesses become profitable, collect a fair share to help establish your own great idea. Maybe it was the ice cream mentioned in the hypothetical scenarios I and scenario II? Combine, copy paste, modify these scenarios to fit the environment you are in. According to Cialdini’s 6 principles of persuation, namely reciprocation, this is not far fetched. You already like them, they like you. They know you and you know them. You know their skills (authority) already. You know your friends are consistent and work hard when they have set goals to reach (commitment and consistency)
The passengers also need to be paid, maybe with shares in the company they helped change? That could be one solution. There are many options, don’t let pessimism limit your fantasy.
The science is solid, go for it!
Plan, Delegate, Monitor, Control.
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