Links of the Day: June 21, 2008 – The future of the European Union “…a case can be made that EU treaties are too complex to be readily susceptible to a simple yes/no vote. 11 EU governments promised such referendums on the constitution, and ten of them have been dishonest in pretending that Lisbon is wholly different”

Rough Type: Nicholas Carr’s Blog: Two aphorisms and a few notes “Twitter is referred to as a “micro-blogging platform,” but twittering seems more like antiblogging, or at least an escape – retreat? – from blogging. Blogging is the soapbox in the park, the shout in the street; Twitter is the whispering of a clique.” Yahoo! Announces Global Availability of Two New E-mail Domains “Yahoo! announced two new e-mail domains … and” Hello?!? Rocketmail isn’t new, it’s so 1997.

Virtual Geek: 10 Gigabit Ethernet and VMware – A Match Made in Heaven “Consolidation of I/O becomes a core design bottleneck. … So quick math – 60 old physical NICs are now consolidated on 10 NICs”

Gort! Klaatu barada nikto! If you have Firefox 3 enter “about:robots” in the address bar.

Five Tools I Use for Listening | “…companies will spend anywhere from $20,000 to $150,000 on a good website design, but will fail to implement even the most rudimentary listening tools to …. understand the impact of such a site beyond the realm of hits and clicks.”

William Vambenepe’s blog – SaaS management: it’s MUWS and MOWS all over again How now brown cow? “So far, we don’t have good names for them. And the MUWS/MOWS experience shows that good names matter. IMaaS (IT Management as a Service) and MoSaaS (Management of Software as a Service) won’t cut it.”

VMware – Scalable Storage Performance “… the results of studies on storage scalability … with many ESX hosts, many LUNs, or many of both. It examines the effects of I/O queuing at various layers in a virtual infrastructure as more and more virtual machines share the same storage.”

VMware Communities: vMotion Compatibility … “Put on your pajamas, ‘cuz this could put you to sleep. If you happen to be a fella like me with a software background, the following might be helpful for the below discussion of vMotion and CPU compatibility.”

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