My name is Frank Pineau and I’m an I.T. veteran. I’m currently working down the VMware certification path. I love everything about virtualization and over the last couple of years, I’ve fully embraced it and gone head-first into the deep end.
I’ve had the idea kicking around for awhile to make a tech blog where I could share some of the solutions to virtualization and networking problems that I’ve encountered as a way to give little back to the folks who have helped me solve those problems. I also happen to like sandwiches, and the ones I make are pretty good. They’re not great. I’m not a chef. Likewise, my solutions are pretty good. I want them to be great and I’m hoping this blog will help improve my skills. You may also see the occasional recipe.
“Frank’s Tech Support and Pretty Good Sandwiches” came from a goofy conversation I had with my wife. I told her I wanted to open a restaurant that served deli sandwiches and where you could get your PC defragged or whatever while you were eating. I would have a glass-enclosed server room off to one side that the diners could view. The place would look like a tech room or a datacenter. The gag was that the tech counter would always be closed with a sign that said “At lunch, back in 30 minutes.” and the sandwiches would be an weird mix of whatever I felt like making that day and where I could be deliberately surly and belligerent to the customers (in stark contrast to how users usually treat I.T.). For example, I’d serve an “Egg McMahon” which is just a plain egg salad sandwich, but it would cost a million dollars and be delivered along with a camera crew and some balloons. I think it would be an annoying place to eat.
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