iPads & Water, Clustering, CES, and Women In Tech


Welcome to Monday!  Would you believe I was totally rockin’ the “work” computer today? A long story that involves rolling up my sleeves to kit point-of-sale systems for an ongoing deployment and meetings with vendors. I know, call me wacky….but if I see the ball laying on the field I have to pick it up and run with it.

So, the big news for me on Monday comes from the people I follow on Twitter. Check out The Sanders Daily for the latest info in most cases straight from the horses mouth.

Outside The Sanders Daily, six water treatment facility workers wielding iPads in Haverhill are monitoring systems that support the water supply of 58,000 residents…that’s cool. The opening speech at 2013 CES has a new face. NetApp is clustering in the openstack…..oddly, I was accused of clustering in the openstack back in high school…but that’s a different story. And, there’s a great article on women in technology.

  New iPad Case Is Water-Proof And Drop Resistant

Those guys at the water treatment facility should be sporting the Lifedge waterproof case For iPad.

Read on!!!  It’s gonna be a great week.

My Site Is Set On WordPress


If you’ve stopped by Alliantz.com any time over the past five or six years, you’ll know that this site has changed it’s appearance more times than can be counted.  You’ve probably also noticed that the site has been sitting dormant for the past year or so.  While I love coding, development and design, my day job got in the way of that. So, I’ve been trying out hosted sites and WordPressdevelopment platforms that will make my life a little easier.  After bouncing around several development platforms, I’ve settled on WordPress….right back on my old domain.

WordPress gives me the opportunity to plug and play right out of the box or tinker with the code and design if I so desire. Plus, being an open source base, there are tons of available plugins developed by guys who link to tinker with code too.

Now that I have picked WordPress, I will slowly transferr posts from the old site and other sites back to this original site. Thanks for your patience and the years of loyalty.

Welcome to my new old home.

One for all and All-In-One: HP’s Compaq 6000 Pro


If you’re familiar with the HP Compaq 6000 Pro family, then you know you can select from a myriad of configurations and sizes for the desktop. In fact, the options are so great that if you hear of someone talking about a 6000 Pro, you’re going to have to ask more questions to understand exactly what they’re talking about, “…is it a micro-tower, a small form factor, the size of a toaster?” Ok, so they don’t make them the size of a toaster, but last June they did put the reliable 6000 Pro innards into the framework of an all-in-one PC.

HP Compaq 600 All In One

HP Compaq 600 All In One

I got my hands on one of these a couple of months ago and it made the rounds to client sites with positive feedback following in its footsteps. It truly does meet the enterprise class expectations of reliability, security, manageability and stability already established by the HP 6000 series of machines.

The HP Compaq 6000 Pro All-in-One boasts impressive performance features, including a choice of Intel Core 2 Duo processors, Windows 7 Professional 32- or 64-bit operating system, up to 8 gigabytes (GB) of DDR3 memory, hard drives up to 1 terabyte and an optional 80-GB solid-state drive. Featuring a 21.5-inch diagonal full HD LED backlit HP BrightView LCD screen with dual display capability, the PC offers crisp videoconferencing for face-to-face communication, maximized through Bluetooth wireless solutions. Continue reading “One for all and All-In-One: HP’s Compaq 6000 Pro” »