Alright; so, this is pretty cool. A few months ago, Citrix ShareFile (somewhat silently) released support for symbolic links with its Sync for Windows client.
When we heard about this, there was a lot of excitement from our team… excitement that seemed to quickly fizzle out.
I didn’t understand it – why weren’t people talking about this? Not only this a ‘cool’ feature (#TalkNerdyToMe), but it’s quite practical and useful. Continue reading “Symbolic Links with ShareFile Sync”
Helping others… it’s been around for quite some time – pretty much the entirety of time. Yet, why is it that when we see others in need of our help, we say that we don’t have time? How can we not have the time for a concept that has been around since the existence of time?
Continue reading “Pay it Forward”
Earlier this year, I attended Citrix Summit with my team. One of the sessions on the last day was about story telling; specifically, how to tell a story. This was only my second Summit, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from this session, and I was blown away.
The speaker was a story creator from Pixar – Matthew Luhn. Excuse me, not ‘a’ story creator, THE story creator – he was one of the originals. Yes, I had the opportunity to learn from the guy who wrote one of my favorite childhood movies: Toy Story.
His message was simple, yet powerful: a story follows a pattern – there are ups, and there are downs; then there are more ups, and, thus, more downs. To demonstrate, he utilized the movie Up, a movie about a couple that spends their life together, through the good times and the bad, with a shared dream to go on their ‘perfect’ vacation. Spoiler alert! They don’t make it… but the story goes on.
During his talk, he introduced what is called the “story pine” – the basic concept that a story begins at a point, continues along in time until there is a change that leads to a series of changes and/or effects, until there is a point of equilibrium that leads to a moral of the story. We paired off into teams and practiced telling our story. I paired up with my colleague, Kim (check out her blog here!), and we put together quite an amazing story in a matter of seconds.
See, Kim thinks all cats are aliens, and, we’re both have pretty active imaginations, so this was quite simple for us: Continue reading “The Secret Weapon(s)”