In this free-for-all hootenanny, the Packet Pushers virtual workbench assembles a team of talking heads for a podcast that was so long, we had to split it into two parts. Ethan Banks accepts the impossible mission from Mrs. Y of hosting the show, and is joined by the following folks: Greg Ferro, exposer of hyperbole & fluff; Tom Hollingsworth, Kentucky-fried lie detector; Tony Bourke, part-time pilot, permanent skeptic; Kurt Bales, an Aussie who leaves no stone unturned, no kangaroo pouch unprobed; Ivan Pepelnjak, memorizer of RFCs; and the esoteric and ever dubious Mrs. Y.
What do we talk about? Why, I’m glad you asked!
- The death of the VMware vTax. Or did they just shift the revenue source somewhere else?
- Kurt talks about his new job and just how smitten he is with Juniper’s QFabric. And then we follow a rabbit obediently down the hole of musk sticks.
- We pontificate about the Apple vs. Samsung ruling, and what it means for patent law.
- VMware Fusion 5 gets discussed. Is it a trap?
- Greg rants as only he can about the zombiefied Catalyst 6500, the switch that won’t die.
- No one cares about IPv6. Well, okay. WE care, and we think you should too. So why is there STILL such a slow uptake? Lots of reasons, really…
Oh. So you’re probably wondering what a musk stick tastes like after our discussion on the show. Yeah…here’s a picture Tony Bourke captured of Tom Hollingsworth after he tried a musk stick. That help?
Tom Hollingsworth tries a musk stick.
Picture credit: Tony Bourke.