Odds and Ends… Win a DVD and donate to a worthy cause.

imageHere are a couple of loose ends that I have been meaning to post in no particular order :

Eric Siebert’s Top 25 Blogs – If you haven’t checked out the vLaunchpad, You totally should!  It is pretty much the most comprehensive list of Virtualization related links that I have found on the web!  Eric is currently updating his Top 25 Blog list for 2010 and has a Vote going on that will end TONIGHT (1/15) at 10PM MST.  If you are so inclined, you can vote here [Voting Closed].  Eric will be giving away randomly to TWO voters, TrainSignal’s VMware vSphere Training course DVDs.  Might as well take a shot at winning! (Limit 1 vote per IP/Email address).

On a totally different note, my colleague Marcos Velez is fund raising this year and I thought I’d give his message a broader audience via this blog.  Marcos has been a great source of information and help to me and others and it would be great to see him reach the goal he has set out for himself.  Here’s a quick blurb from Marcos :

  I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning to the New Year.  With a new year, we often look forward to new goals and challenges.  For my part, I am undertaking a whole year of physical challenges that will see me compete in about 15 endurance races.  As part of my calendar of races, I will be participating in two local races as part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training.  Those races are the NYC Half Marathon (March 21, 2010) and the Nautica NYC Triathlon (July 18, 2010).  As part of my commitment to Team In Training, I have also committed to raising five thousand dollars ($5,000) for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  All the money that I raise through my efforts will further their mission and goals.

I am asking all of my friends, acquaintances and relatives to help me achieve my fund-raising goal by making a donation on my behalf. Making a donation is quick and easy, and can be done online (via credit card) through any of the following links:

The links above are my personal Team In Training pages through which I will be keeping everyone informed and up-to-date with regards to my training and fund-raising progress. I will be keeping them updated on a regular basis.  Please help me achieve my goal! Your donations will help a lot of unlucky individuals that have been afflicted by cancer.

Here’s the post in a nutshell : You can vote for VMware InfoDonate to a worthy cause (which might up your Karma) and hopefully take home a copy of TrainSignal’s vSphere training course. Seems like a Win-Win-Win to me. 🙂