DJI's Mavic Pro is one of the best drones I've used so far. 4k video, 30min run-time, 360 degree, 3-axis gimbal for stabilization swivel camera, 4.3mi of 720p video streaming to the remote and folding arms allowing the drone to fit into a compact shoulder bag. Unlike previous DJI drones, the propellers are fixed to the arm and do not require installation for each use. Get the DJI Mavic Pro here.
Long time virtualization blogger and storage enthusiast Frank Denneman is a VMware expert who has multiple white papers and formal publications. Check out his deep dives here and his list of the top 25 virtualization bloggers here.
VLADAN blog site contains various instructional posts regarding VMware-based infrastructures. Also contains great free study guides for certifications and links to valuable free tools for your toolbox.
This is an update to a 2015 post regarding injecting drivers into ESXi installation media. VMware Front website has discontinued it's support for the GUI-based utility due to core architecture changes to newer versions of ESXi. Formally, the ESXi-Customizer tool is now a PowerShell script that leverages VMware's PowerCLI snap-in for PowerShell.
The Open Source community continues to ignite innovation, this time in the form of a DIY ROV robot capable of operating at amazing depths while taking HD images. Initially a community turned Kickstarter campaign, OpenROV is imaging what could be discovered in the water that covers 70% of the planet. These robots are thousands of dollar less than their privately developed counterparts.
The Open Source model has been injected into architecture and house building. Similar to downloading a 3D printer file but for building a house, component by component with thousands of hours of engineering dedicated to each piece. Watch the TED talk here and check out Wikihouse here.
Chris Wahl's Wahl Network is a great resource for getting up to speed on VMware networking, technical deep dives, product-specific technologies such as NSX and how-to build VMware home labs.
Rob de Veij's RV Tools is definitely a toolbox staple for anyone in the vicinity of a VMware ESXi server. Leveraging the VI SDK, RV Tools brings together a suite of about 25 various scripts that can query and report on the most important pieces of ESX, ESXi and vCenter components. Useful for quickly identifying dangerous performance killers, like snapshots. Great troubleshooting tool.
Intel's new compute stick is a full blown computer as small as a USB drive. Turn any TV into a PC instantly. M or Atom processors available, USB port, HD Graphics, Bluetooth, WiFi, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and Windows 10 for a little more than $100.
Rubular calls itself a regular expression editor but to a novice like myself it's a great utility for testing code and a great reference.