Hello World…

Keep CalmWell, you may (or may not Winking smile ) have noticed that it’s been a while since I wrote my last blog post.  The past few months have certainly been “interesting” for me as I’ve been working through a unexpected health scare.  After undergoing treatment I am now popping out the other side of things with only a final PET CT scan standing between me and hopefully being given a clean bill of health.  Fingers crossed!

Due to all of this being unexpected, as you could probably imagine, it came as something of a shock though I have been fortunate enough to have a highly supportive family who have rallied around to help me during this time.  Also, I have been totally overwhelmed and appreciative of the fantastic support from friends, work colleagues, my employer (EMC) and readers of my blog – to you all, a massive thank you!  It has made all the difference in keeping my spirits up and maintaining a sense of humor during this difficult time.

As with most “life adventures” it has provided a good opportunity to assess and re-align my priorities.  I have also started eating more healthily and intend exercising more, once the fatigue from the treatment subsides.  One thing has continued to remain throughout all of this and that is my enjoyment and passion for the IT industry in which I work and play in, and the associated tech products.  This is something that continues to remain strong with me and is an important part of my day to day life.

Healthy TechHeadI am now ready to head back to the online world once again as my energy levels slowly return so am REALLY looking forward to starting to blog and re-immerse myself back into the vWorld.  Once again, thank you so much to all of you that have been in contact during this time and to those of you who take the time to read my blog.  I look forward to chatting to you again online.

Simon  Smile

  • Simon Gallagher

    Welcome back Si!

    • http://techhead.co/ Simon Seagrave (TechHead)

      Thanks Si, looking forward to getting back in the ole saddle again. See you soon! :)

  • http://technodrone.blogspot.com/ Maish

    I will second that – good to hear back from you!!

    • http://techhead.co/ Simon Seagrave (TechHead)

      Thanks Maish – I’ve really appreciated your messages over the past months. :) See you at VMworld I hope?

      • http://technodrone.blogspot.com/ Maish

        I hope so!

  • Sunny Dua

    Welcome Back… All the best for the Simon Next… :-)

    • http://techhead.co/ Simon Seagrave (TechHead)

      Thanks Sunny. I think I should start calling myself Simon v2.0 ;)

      • Sunny Dua

        2.0 sounds good.. but u can use the N in your name for the Next… SMIONEXT!! LOL… Well take care buddy.. looking forward!

  • http://etherealmind.com Etherealmind

    Good news.

    • http://techhead.co/ Simon Seagrave (TechHead)

      Thanks Greg. It’s amazing what a reboot of the ole system can do. ;)

  • http://techhead.co/ Simon Seagrave (TechHead)

    Thanks Chaps, much appreciated. It’s great to be back again. Look forward to chatting to you soon. :)

  • janerimmer

    Welcome back, you’ve been missed!! Hopefully you’ll be up to London VMUG May 15th, EMC are our sponsor :-)

    • http://techhead.co/ Simon Seagrave (TechHead)

      Lovely to hear from you Jane, thanks. Would love to make it to the London VMUG in May – hope to see you there! :)

  • http://www.xtravirt.com/ Gregg Robertson

    Welcome back mate and really pleased you are feeling better!!

    • http://techhead.co/ Simon Seagrave (TechHead)

      Thanks Gregg. Feels great to be back online again. Hope you are getting enough spare time to enjoy the little one – how time flies! :)

  • alanrenouf

    Welcome back, we are now all robots controlled by VMware and you need to come into your nearest office for assimilation…. or is that just me ?

    • http://techhead.co/ Simon Seagrave (TechHead)

      Thanks Al. :) Are these robots running a virtualised OS? ;) Hope to catch up in SF or PA sometime.

  • Ryan Melton

    Glad to see you back online my friend.

    • http://techhead.co/ Simon Seagrave (TechHead)

      Thanks chap. It took a while though I got there finally. Look forward to catching up. Enjoy EMC World! :)

  • http://twitter.com/astorrs Andrew Storrs

    I’m glad you’ve overcome it Simon, your insights have been missed in the community.

    P.S. I had a milkshake in your honor last time I was in SFO. ;)

    • http://techhead.co/ Simon Seagrave (TechHead)

      Thanks Andrew, now that really brings back memories! :) Only seems like 5 minutes ago, though on the other hand it feels like a lifetime has passed. Perhaps we can revisit Mels for a catch-up milkshake at the next VMworld?

  • http://blog.vmforsp.com/ Jeramiah Dooley

    So good to see you back up and around!

    • http://techhead.co/ Simon Seagrave (TechHead)

      Thanks Jeramiah, nice to be back. Brain is ready to go, though just waiting for my body to catch up. :)

  • http://www.nerdblurt.com Nerd Blurt

    Great to have you back!! FYI I hate the PET Scan!!

    • http://techhead.co/ Simon Seagrave (TechHead)

      Amazing what they can do with a small amount of radio active material and a large oversized polo mint. :)

  • http://www.vmguru.nl Erik Scholten

    Good to have you back! See you at VMworld!

    • http://techhead.co/ Simon Seagrave (TechHead)

      Thanks Erik. Feels like I’ve been away for age, I guess I have. :) Hope to see you at VMworld.

  • http://www.virtualpro.co.uk Virtualpro

    Great to have you back Simon!

    • http://techhead.co/ Simon Seagrave (TechHead)

      Thanks Craig, nice to be back… Hope we can catch up soon. :)

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  • Trev Codner

    Excellent positive news Simon, best wishes on a full recovery

    • http://techhead.co/ Simon Seagrave (TechHead)

      Thanks Trev, much appreciated.

      It’s great to be back and feeling almost-normal again. :)

      All the best,