Revisting ​​Essential

Back in July 2017, I wrote about my 10 essential iOS applications. I thought now that we’re reaching the end of 2018, it might be a good time to revisit that list. As I mentioned at the time: I find it helpful to mix things up from time to time, even going as far as […]


VMware has published new security advisories, knowledge base articles, updates and tools in response to newly disclosed speculative-execution vulnerabilities on Intel CPUs — collectively as “L1 Terminal Fault” — that can occur on Intel processors made from 2009 to 2018. I’m going to outline our response to this issue, and make an attempt to summarize […]


I’m pleased to announce that yesterday I passed the VCAP6.5-DCD exam, thus earning the VMware Certified Implementation Engineer – Data Center Virtulization “milestone” after elevating the VCAP5-DCA exam that I earned back in 2014. The DCD exam has been on my list of things to do since not long after I did the DCA. My […]


Once upon a time there was a meeting of minds, The sun and the moon made a deal with the sky, One would take the morning and the other the night, Together they would blanket the world with light, But the moon had a shadow, he felt like a liar, The sun was the only […]

VMware TAM

I have accepted a job with VMware, as a Technical Account Manager (TAM). To say I’m excited about this would be a gross understatement. VMware has been the company I’ve spent the majority of my technical focus on up to this point, and since announcing this change on Twitter last week I’ve been thrilled with […]

In re, doorbell tweets

I received a lot of feedback from my tweet about ditching a new Ring for Nest Hello. I think my Nest Hello preorder has shipped, or is shipping soon. Credit card has been billed. Ditching the Ring 2 that I picked up last month. Have not been thrilled with it. — Michael Stanclift (@vmstan) March […]