The Podcasting Setup

2 years ago I wrote my “mobile studio” post where I shared my 3-angle-camera-in-a-backpack setup. Almost every item in that backpack has been replaced by now so I may have to do an update to that post one day. More recently (since September 2014) I have shifted my focus to audio in favour of our new Podcast In Tech We Trust. So here’s my current audio setup; Podcasting at Home Early on, even before starting with the first recording I knew that audio quality is key to a succesful podcast. So I wanted to have a good microphone. After some research

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The Twitterzzz has Paparazzi

It’s so ridiculous that at least someone should write about this. Paparazzi Kills by Ratscape Background Earlier this week we overheard a twitter conversation between some reps of VMware, Nutanix and EMC. In short there were three points: VMware employee (Jad El-Zein) says he recommended Nutanix to a customer EMC employee (Matt Cowger) asks if VMware shouldn’t be vendor neutral in that Nutanix emloyee(s) chime in and ask why helping a customer shouldn’t be priority Not that it is the intent of the post (that comes next) to give my opinion here but having been in the same situation previously as Evangelist

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The Mobile Studio

Content is King, they say. Video is the future, they say. So I already decided a while ago to start doing some stuff on the road wht audio, video & screen capturing. The main goal is being flexible and mobile. I want to be able to do a single shot wth 1 mic interview or a 2 person whiteboard wth 2 or 3 angles. Video: The first camera I bought this year was as small as possible but at least wth good video quality. So FULL HD (1920×1080 60i), pocket camera wth wide angle lens (28mm f4-20 1:1.8). I present

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HP Virtual Connect and Flat SAN [Infosmack podcast]

Infosmack has always been one of the most respected podcasts within Enterprise IT. Therefore it was an honor for me when Nigel Poulton asked me to co-host an episode on HP Virtual Connect and their new-kid-on-the-block “Flat SAN”. We were joined by Alex Kramer, Sr. Software Engineer and Architect at HP. Podcast Your browser does not support the audio element. DON’T MISS AN EPISODE – SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE! Subscribe through iTunes Subscribe through Google Virtual Connect Virtual Connect is a technology HP introduced 5 years ago and is their first solution towards the virtualization of the network environment. With the integration of 10GbE

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HP P4900 SSD Lefthand – Bloggers podcast

A few weeks ago HP launched their new kid on the ‘block’, the P4900. It is an SSD-only box in the P4000 (Lefthand) family. There are two models: 3.2TB (single node) and 6.4TB (dual node). A single node contains 8x400GB MLC SAS SSD’s. As we know SSD solutions still have a lots of open questions in the community. At the launch of a new product the vendor will always show you how good the product is. This is good because we know at that point how much more it can do for our environment. But knowing how much more you can do also has

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VEEAM Community Podcast #53 – Storage FUD

Last week there was a discussion on TWITTER about the sizing of storage. If you want to compare products you start with how much capacity you need and what performance a product can give you. I showed them one of my presales sheets on which I already use those metrics in the field. But besides that, there are also arguments on looking at Watts/TB and Watts/IOPS or Rackspace/TB and so on … How far do we need to go? Picture: @Bacon_Is_King That’s where Rick Vanover of VEEAM Community Podcast (and Infosmack Podcast) asked me to join him for a one-on-one

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