Guinness Logic

Anyone who drinks Guinness regularly becomes a philosopher.  I’m not sure if it’s a result of sitting there, staring at the glass, waiting because it takes so long for the head to reduce or what, but it just happens.  Drink enough Guinness in a sitting and you have flashes of brilliance, as evidenced by Greg’s napkin below:

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Very Exciting!

Okay, I’m a geek who has done data center moves before.  I’ve been in the trenches, actually un-racking servers and just taking a pair of side cutters to hundreds of rat-nested cables and I’ve also supervised moves.  And, in full disclosure, I’ve utilized Blaine Berger’s services to PM my most successful data center move to date.  So to me, books about data center moves are interesting.

If you’re not an IT person like myself data center moves might not be your cup of tea.  So what’s exciting about this?  Well, a couple of things.  First, the fact that Blaine took the time to recreate the cover of his book on a napkin.  Then the fact that he’s being creative about advertising and the use of social media.  And lastly, the fact that he’s offering the guide at a discounted price for people who get to it thru this site.  My first cross-platform promotion!  So, without further ado:

 

Hi Mac – I’m the author of “What Everybody Ought to Know Before Moving a Data Center” and wanted to shoot you my first napkin submission and my story.

I’m planning my book launch party in Denver to coincide with the book’s debut on Amazon in the first quarter of 2014. While the minutia of that process isn’t important, the catering element triggered a discussion about what to print on the napkin.
Why not share the process, I thought? The $8 off the book offer is real as a thank you to your readers. Feedback welcome from your readers on napkin ideas!

Blaine Berger | President of E-Oasis

Author of “What Everybody Ought to Know Before Moving a Data Center”
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Happy Veterans Day

In the very short time that I’ve had this site up and running it has already paid for itself in lots of personal ways many times over.  Today’s submission is another example of that.  I woke up and found the drawing below in my inbox and it means a lot to me.  So to all the veterans out there, I hope you take a moment to bask in the appreciation of a grateful, but sometimes short memoried nation.

The narrative:

“I’m unsure why we have only one day that honors our veterans like you.
It’s not like we only have our freedoms 1 out of 365 days a year.
Thank you for your service, my friend.”
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Inspired! “Wind”

windA new friend PJ sent this photo in.  This is where a project like this starts to get really fun.  A friend of a friend pointed PJ in this direction and she’s got the first submission that came through word of mouth.  This is a great one and look for another great one in a couple of days (She’s already sent it in, I’m not twisting her arm!).  This is PJ’s Google+ page.

And here is what she has to say about this submission:

I heard this song on my smooth jazz station this evening. I’ve always loved this song.
–PJ