Goodbye WordPress, Hello Jekyll

I have switch my blog from using WordPress to using Jekyll instead. Jekyll is a site generator, that builds a static website from “templates” and plain text files (usually Markdown files).

Reasons for switching to Jekyll

  • Speed – (Because Jekyll is static HTML files, the speed is top-notch)
  • Easier backup — (Just flat files, so a simple copy will do)
  • Flexibility – (I better understand HTML and CSS, than PHP which WordPress is built with, so easier for me to modify)
  • Back to basics – (Remove all the extra features/bloat from a WordPress driven site)
  • Wanting to try something new

Inspiration and resources

The Jekyll setup I am using is primarily based on Jekyll Now, although I have modified a bit. I have modified the navigation bar, to be placed between two lines and I have also split the navigation bar in two, floating left and right.

I have added pagination with inspiration from the Lanyon Theme of the Poole Jekyll setup.

I have added Tags and a Archive page, with great inspiration from Scott S. Lowe’s blog. In general I have look a lot at Scott’s source code on GitHub, to see how to do things in Jekyll.

I am using the Jekyll-Lunr-JS-Search project for my search page.

For “Continue reading” links, I am using this spilt filter technique by Michael “Mikey” Gee.

I am also using a Image.html file in my _includes folder, for centering images in my blogpost and also added a small shadow to them.

Source Code

The source code for this blog is available on GitHub: https://github.com/hazenet/hazenetdk

Get ready for Nordic VMUG Conference 2014

So it has almost been a year since the first Nordic VMUG Conference were held, in Bella Center in Copenhagen, on 3. december 2013.

Last year was a blast, with a lot of international speakers, sessions, vendor show-floor and plenty of opportunity for networking with peers in the industry.

On 20. november it is time for the second Nordic VMUG Conference, and it looks to been just as good as last years event, if not even better.

Beside all the international speakers, there are also a handful of local speakers, including a colleague of mine Nicolai Sandager and myself... Continue reading

Last half of VMworld 2014

Today is the last day of VMworld 2014 in Barcelona, but what have happened in the last couple of days, let’s have a look…

Tuesday, I spent almost the whole day just talking and socializing in the Hang Space, the Solutions Exchange and at the Bloggers table.

We from Businessmann had arranged for a private dinner for our customers at Restaurant La Gavina, from where we afterwards walked to Shôko Club where Veeam held an amazing party, although the music was very loud so it was a little difficult to talk at some points... Continue reading

Start of VMworld 2014

So back at VMworld, even through it was not the plan.

Got a call from my colleague Heino Skov last monday, that I was going.

So great opportunity, but tight schedule getting ready.

My company, Businessmann, have arranged a trip to VMworld 2014 in Barcelona, like last year... Continue reading

VMUG Presentation – Basic configuration of ESXi using PowerCLI

Here is a quick post with the slides and the script I used in my VMUG Presentation 18th september 2014 in Aarhus, Denmark.

As the presentation was in danish, so are the slides :-)... Continue reading

VCAP-DCA, Completed successfully

My exam story:

I sat my VMware VCAP-DCA exam on Monday 15th of September, at Arrow ECS’ Test Center in Ballerup, Denmark, at 09.30am.

I had scheduled it for 10.00am, but as the Test Center is a 240km drive away, I of cause left home very early Monday morning to be safe.

And because there was no issue with traffic, I arrived in good time, and was given the option to start my exam early.

About one hour into my exam, the connection to the remote lab environment broke down... Continue reading

Book Review – Learning Veeam Backup & Replication for VMware vSphere

Disclaimer:

I have received this book as a free review sample, with the only requirement that I would write a review of it here on my blog and post short reviews of it on amazon.com, goodreads.com and books.dzone.com. These should be unbiased and I was in no way obligated to write positive reviews.

Learning Veeam Backup and Replication

The book is available in both eBook and Print versions from Packt Publishing... Continue reading

My first VMUG presentation

I did my first VMUG presentation at the Danish VMUG meeting on April 3., in Palads Biograf in Copenhagen.

For a summary of the day, go read Terkel Olsen’s blogpost: “Great VMUG Meeting in Denmark

My subject/title was “100% virtualized on Apple hardware”, which I had 30 minutes to talk about. I was scheduled as the second speaker of the day, just a short break after Tommy Drægert from BitDefender.

I had done some presentations before, for maybe 30-35 people.

At the Danish VMUG meeting there were around 100 people in the cinema, so I was naturally a little nervous... Continue reading

vExpert 2014

I am very proud to say that I’ve been honored with becoming a vExpert 2014.

The official list was announced yesterday, and can be seen here:
vExpert 2014 Announcement

I would like to say thanks to VMware and the people behind vExpert.

A thanks should also go to the following... Continue reading

Virtualize OS X using vSphere on Mac hardware - Part 3

A VM running OS X can be cloned or turned into a template just like any other VM. But for OS X there is no vSphere/ESXi integrated “sysprep” tool. So when a clone is made, it is a 100% clone, the only thing that changes is the hardware (new Network MAC address and new virtual hardware serial).

As far as I see it, there are 3 ways around this problem... Continue reading