a reckoning for tech and the humans that work with tech

Posts by John Troyer

Everybody loves Tech-Fu Fighting. TechReckoning Dispatch V5N3

Hi there, Let’s start with the latest from TechReckoning: We published more details on the TechReckoning Insiders, our network for technologists active in their professional communities. Sign up there to be notified of our launch – coming soon. We’re also looking for sponsoring companies who want to get more attention at VMworld and other events…

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About the TechReckoning Insiders

What is the TechReckoning Insiders?  The TechReckoning Insiders is a network of technologists who are active contributors to our professional communities. We come together to learn about technologies and to get more connected with each other and within our industries. Knowledge and networking, not spam. What do members get? We’re starting with something simple &…

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Why we’re building our new community. TechReckoning Dispatch V5N2

Hi Internet Friend, We’ll take a break from our normal format of insights and jokes about enterprise tech, communities of practice, and the unintended consequences of social media for a little story about our new project. Do you want the truth? Son, we live in a world with technology, and that technology has to be explained by other…

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Coming soon: TechReckoning Insiders

Coming soon from us — a new tech community program, the TechReckoning Insiders! Sign up to be notified of launch here: The TechReckoning Insiders is a network for technologists who are active in their professional communities. This new platform connects Insiders with each other and with companies in their industry. With the private access to…

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We’re here with tech, community, and pie. TechReckoning Dispatch v5n1

Aloha! How’s it going? ¿Qué tal? Kamusta ka? क्या हाल है? This is the TechReckoning Dispatch newsletter. Just to remind you, I talk about topics like enterprise and social technology, things of interest to people working in the technology industry, and technology’s effects on us and our society. I sometimes make jokes. I will also catch you up with our projects at…

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Docker and the Blue Fairy. TechReckoning Dispatch Vol. 4, №2.

  Docker and the Blue Fairy TechReckoning Dispatch Vol. 4, №2.   Hi friends, I told you it was going to get worse before it gets better. I had no idea how much the current political situation was in part caused by, and continues to be influenced by, social media. (Recent: 48M Twitter accounts may be bots.) I got…

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It’s going to get worse before it gets better. TechReckoning Dispatch v4n1

  Hi Friends, Unfortunately I’m thinking things are going to get worse before they get better. You might think I’m talking about politics, and I am, but let’s also talk about social media and cloud. Social media Anecdotally, I’m seeing more people opt out of social. Twitter and Facebook really only became widely available 6–7…

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AWS is not Microsoft, it’s Salesforce. TechReckoning Dispatch v3n18

Hi friends, Hope you’re sliding into an easy end of the year, but if you’re like me, December is always a little frantic with holiday obligations, scant daylight, end-of-year work stuff, and this year we add post-election apocalyptic worries and the political clown car show. My wife Kat tells the story of an early gig…

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Told you so. TechReckoning Dispatch v3n17

Hi friends, There was a lot of “I told you so” going around this week. I hope you enjoyed your Internet snow day Friday as waves of DDoS brought down the DNS provider Dyn across the US. The culprit? Compromised IoT devices like DVRs and webcams. The finger was pointed at Chinese company Hangzhou Xiongmai, who…

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