Powers Unfiltered

An entrepreneur’s journey into grid computing and partnering with Microsoft, by John Powers

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Happy Birthday, Unfiltered

May 7th, 2007 · No Comments

It’s been a year since I started blogging.  Powers Unfiltered has provided me with a number of unexpected benefits and consequences. 

First, it has put me in touch with more customers, partners, and prospects.  Given how erratic I’ve been with my posts (in timing, topics, and quality), I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the real business benefits I’ve seen.  The grid community remains open and accepting of new ideas — hopefully, so am I — and I see this conversation growing month by month.

Second, some of the most interesting and engaging conversations have erupted over a single topic — partnering with Microsoft.  I’ve tapped into a very interesting intersection of frustration / confusion from fellow partners and good will / bright ideas from some of Microsoft’s best people.  Something good may come of this.

Finally, the left-field crap has been fun.  I think several dozen people have learned how to adjust the brightness on their laptops thanks to my description of my own ineptitude.  I found a whole mess of people who are pissed at Velocity Micro (sorry, I’m closing off that topic, no more whining please.  My VM box works great now, and I’m a reasonably happy customer — end of story, at least for now.).  And a few folks are impressed with my quarters trick (ok, very few). 

So I’m ready to try this for another year — expect the unexpected, and thanks for all your encouragement and support!

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