After my house burnt down recently I needed something to relax me and remove some of the stress of day to day work, filling out endless insurance documents or thinking about what needed to be done to build our next house was getting to me, this kind of stress is common place at the moment, something I see a lot of people can relate to in these pandemic times!
For a while now I have been looking into building an Arcade Cabinet but never really found time to do it.
Given my unique point in life where I literally own nothing, and as something fun to do I set about watching YouTube videos, talking to friends and searching the web for how to put one together and what I would need. I found my stress relief project!
The idea in this blog post is not to claim I am now an expert at building Arcade cabinets, far from it, its more to share my experience as I cam from knowing nothing and there were questions I had that I had to look in multiple places to answer, this will hopefully provide someone some useful information and help them.
Every year Eric Siebert from vSphere-Land.com holds a public vote to find the best VMware/Virtualization blog. In previous years I have been creeping up the table last year making it into the top 10 and reaching number 9.
This year I took a leap and hit number 7 !
As well as this fantastic news, Eric also started some sub categories this year and I could not believe it when I saw that I was #1 in the scripting blog list. Personally I think superstars Luc Dekens or William Lam should have been number 1 but hey, I guess that was just my vote !
I just wanted to thank everyone who voted for me, this kind of appreciation really shows that firstly, I am not the only person who reads my blog and secondly that my scripts make a difference.
I would also like to pass on my Congratulations to firstly my fellow team mates in VMware Technical Marketing:
- Duncan Epping – Number 1
- Frank Denneman – Number 5
- William Lam – Number 8
My fellow scripting buddies:
- Luc Dekens – Number 14
- Arnim van Lieshout – 61
- Raphael Schitz – Number 63
- Josh Atwell – Number 73
- Arne Fokkema – Number 76
- Jonathan Medd – Number 91
- Kirk Munro – Number 116
- Hal Rottenberg – Number 127
- Clint Kitson – Number 130
And anyone else who made it on the list, if your on the list then you are part of this wonderful community and you help make everyone’s life that little bit easier.
All I can say is WOW ! (and Thank You)
I have been watching and voting in Eric’s polls since I started in virtualisation and never ever expected to see my name up there in lights, and in the top 10 too !
Thanks to everyone who voted for me, I really really appreciate it, this is exactly the reason I write my scripts and do not charge for them (despite pressure to do so) I could not believe it when I was told about this Sunday night, I think I am still dancing around in my head (not suitable in the office).
Congratulations to all other people mentioned in the top Virtualisation blogs and especially to Duncan of Yellow-Bricks.com for taking the Number 1 slot again, very well deserved too !
I really wish I had changed my twitter picture before hand though 😉
I wasn’t going to do a 2010 post but its looking like its going to be a great year for me, already so far I have seen two things which have totally astounded me…
Firstly I was mentioned as one of the “Top 5 Planet V12n bloggers 2009” something which leaves me totally flabbergasted, I really cant believe it ! I can think of far more worthy bloggers than little old me ! – Thanks very Much !