The Virtualization Technology Users Group Fall Forward 2013

Fall Forward 2013 Agenda & Breakout Sessions. Another wonderful event, thank you Chris Harney @csharney! See also Virtualization Technology User Group Summer Slam 2013. Met a lot of new folks, learned a lot in the breakout sessions, and enjoyed some beautiful autumn weather on the drive…

Oct 19 2013

"The 3rd Annual Home Server Show Meetup" in Indianapolis Sep 21 2013 - TinkerTry'll be there!

The 3rd Annual Home Server Show Meetup Image compilation courtesy of David McCabe of Home Server Show. That’s me taking the picture of Chris Kenney. Fun related tweet (seen at right) here. Big event originally announced here, with over 70 registered attendees already, with room for a few…

Sep 16 2013

Featured on “The Home Tech Podcast” Episode #133 "Window To Go with Windows 8 Enterprise, Remote Backup with WS 2012 R2 Essentials, What’s New with VMware ESXi 5.5, Safe Podcast Listening"

Jim Collison has arranged for me to be a guest on his Average Guy podcast this Thursday, August 29 2013. We go live at theAverageGuy.tv/live at 9pm eastern. Please join us on the livestream with chat, it's always good fun. Bring some ideas and chat with hosts Jim Collison (@jcollison), John…

Aug 29 2013

Not able to attend VMworld 2013? Join the TinkerTry "first look at ESXi 5.5" event instead, LIVE Aug 29 2013 7pm-8pm EDT

Welcome to my landing page, for my first TinkerTry hosted live event, with full details listed on the event site here. If you're looking for a way to see me share live video from my desktop, as I kick the tires on ESXi 5.5 see me share my live webcam see yourself, on camera, and able to talk and…

Aug 28 2013

Featured on “The Home Tech Podcast” Episode #124 "A LIVE First Look at Windows 8.1 Preview"

Here's Jim Collison's announcement of this Public Google Hangout Event at 9pm Eastern on Thursday, June 20 2013. The Hosts of Home Tech take a look at the New Preview of Windows 8.1.  We will have demos and live screens shots with discussion around the new updates to the OS.…

Jun 28 2013

TinkerTry featured on BYOB Episode 125 "Home Automation"

Here's Mike Faucher's bold announcement. BYOB 125 is out and all about Home Automation.  Special guests, Richard Gunther from the DMZ and Paul Braren from TinkerTry.com.  Great show and a pile of information.  You have to listen to this one. Mike Faucher and I decided to try a little something…

Jun 24 2013

Featured on “The Home Tech Podcast” Episode #123 "We are talking Home Servers!"

Here's Jim Collison's announcement of this Public Google Hangout Event at 9pm Eastern on Thursday, June 20 2013. Windows Home Server MVP John Zajdler and Paul Braren of TinkerTry.com, WHS Addins, Windows Server 2012 Essentials and R2 – HT123 You know any time we have Microsoft Windows Home…

Jun 20 2013

SeeEye2Eye first look, a webcam eye contact device for Google+ Hangouts?

SeeEye2Eye first look, a webcam eye contact device for Google+ Hangouts? I don't know, you be the judge! What I mean is that I just got the device, and am using it for the first time live, tonight, right on The Average Guy Podcast, "The first one about Virtualization." All the links and…

May 30 2013

Featured on “The Home Tech Podcast” Episode #119 "The first one about Virtualization"

Replay and shownotes available below, or show your support for "the average guy" and subscribe to hist podcast at: ) May 29 2013: Here's Jim Collison's announcement of this public event: Join Christian, Andrew and Jim, with Guest Paul Braren and Kyle Wilcox as we discuss Virtualization…

May 29 2013

Featured on “The Home Tech Podcast” Episode #115 "Laptops #2"

Being a guest on a podcast that uses Google Hangouts On Air is a lot of fun. Interested in seeing everything from Windows Millennium Edition booting on a 1995 ThinkPad 701 "Butterfly" to a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13? The crew discuss a lot of  laptop gear, come on over and check out the…

May 4 2013

Featured on "The Home Tech Podcast" Episode #110 "Travel Tech: What Do You Take on the Road?"

Being a guest on a podcast that uses Google Hangouts On Air is a lot of fun. It was kind of a last minute thing, so I grabbed some gear I used a lot when doing business travel, and held those devices up to the camera as props, as we talked a bit about preparedness. Come on over and check out the…

Mar 31 2013

YouTube Channel associated with the wrong Google version of yourself? Here's a fix!

How to move a YouTube Channel association from one Google Account to another. An admittedly somewhat advanced procedure. This works if: you're willing to delete the YouTube Channel that is currently associated with your primary Google account, the one you regularly use for stuff like Gmail,…

Mar 28 2013

Featured on "The Home Tech Podcast" Episode #106

Excerpt from the shownotes: Jim (@jcollison) is joined this week by Paul Braren (@tinkererguy), Nathaniel Lindley (@thanlindley) and John Stutsman (@JohnStutsman) for Show 106!  We were all about Home Networking in this show!  How to do it, how not to and how to get it done with what you have! …

Feb 23 2013

Come see live video from CES 2013, courtesy of Dave McCabe of homeservershow.com and surfacegeeks.net, and Jim Collison of theaverageguy.tv

Tune into the live coverage this week, right from CES 2013 in Las Vegas, live! Truly unique coverage from some souls brave enough to broadcast over cellular. Dave McCabe of homeservershow.com and surfacegeeks.net is there at CES, with Jim Collison of theaverageguy.tv remotely producing the whole…

Jan 9 2013

TinkerTry featured on “The Home Server Show” BYOB Episode #107

Today, while enjoying my day off, I was catching up on some podcasts as I installed several new Leviton dimmers and LED bulbs around my home. To my surprise, I suddenly heard special-guest Gavin Campbell on BYOB (Build Your Own Box) Episode 107 mention that his home virtualization inspirations…

Jan 2 2013

Featured on "The Home Tech Podcast" Episode #93

Excerpt from the shownotes: Jim is joined for a special edition weekend podcast with guests Mike Martis from BYOB, Kevin Schoonover, Mike Howard from the jpeg2RAW podcast and Paul Braren.  This podcast is all Microsoft Surface and is best consumed via YouTube. Replay and shownotes from the…

Oct 30 2012

"The 2nd Annual Home Server Show Meetup" in Indianapolis Indiana October 20th 2012

The original article announcing my plans to attend this tech-fest weekend found here, with group photo and Google Hangout recording at the end of this article. This article was extensively revised on Oct. 22: please consider reading it again, since a lot has been fixed and added. Friday October…

Oct 19 2012

I'm attending "The 2nd Annual Home Server Show Meetup" in Indianapolis Oct 20th, come join us!

Got to meet David McCabe, founder of Home Server Show, and Mike Faucher, of BYOB Podcast, for a brief but fun walk around CES 2012 in Las Vegas together, for an hour or two one afternoon, way back in January. Even got to meet Greg Welch, also from the Home Server Show community. But on this October…

Sep 16 2012

How to remove Active Directory Domain from Windows Server 2012 Essentials (bad idea), attempt to restore the simplicity of Workgroup (failed)

Jul 21 2012 Update 05:27pm ET: Warning: I am finding that I cannot get Windows 8 x64 Release Preview to connect to WS2012E when it's in the Workgroup mode described in the original article below. The IE browser in a Windows 8 can find the server by name or IP for example, and network shares work…

Jul 21 2012

Google Hangout on Air: Windows Server 2012 Essentials Beta Deeper Dive (Domains, Backup speeds, Storage Spaces)

Google Events, wow! What a polished and simple way to pull together all the pieces for a broadcast. Invitations, calendar coordination, RSVP, private conversations for show-prep, and finally, auto-publication of a really nice YouTube video from this "Hangouts On Air" experience. Point and…

Jul 16 2012

Featured on "Rich’s Random Podcast Generator" Episode #17

Detailed shownotes and the podcast itself available here, enjoy! Wednesday July 4 2011: Today, I had the honor of spending quality time in a Google+ Hangout group chat, with a great bunch of techies, at Rich’s Random Podcast Generator. It truly was a random, last-minute informal gathering on…

Jul 7 2012

VMworld 2012 San Francisco August 26th-30th, I'll be there for you!

From http://www.vmworld.com/community/conference/us Had the wonderful opportunity to get to VMworld 2007 in San Francisco, and VMworld 2008 in Las Vegas, some pix I snapped here. It's been a long 4 year wait. Just finalized my travel plans today. I will be in San Francisco from Saturday August 25th…

Jul 2 2012

The Tech Behind Father's Day @ Microsoft NERD

Here's a quick look at the tech behind today's StarCraft II Event here at Microsoft NERD, aka, The Microsoft New England Research & Development Center. Ping test, 4 ms. Yep, that's impressive, as is the download and upload speed, by far the best I've seen of all such events I've attended these…

Jun 17 2012

Featured on “The Home Tech Podcast" Episode #76

More about what we discussed here: TinkerTry.com/hangoutfrom36000feet Replay of the recent live broadcast (Google Hangout) found here: theaverageguy.tv/2012/06/08/76-home-tech-podcast-linkedin-disaster-lastpass-hangout-lower-third-nasa-flight-aware Here's a teaser: 76 Home Tech Podcast: Linkedin…

Jun 13 2012