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Sep 10 / Greg

Why Am I Loose Ends

Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Loose Ends…or more specifically the cofounders Masey and Jen.  These two are friends on opposite ends of the country who have joined forces to create Loose Ends, which is a nonprofit that “aims to ease grief, create community, and inspire generosity by matching volunteer handwork finishers with projects people have left unfinished due to death or disability.”  As you can imagine, it is a powerful story.  I hope you enjoy this chat with Masey and Jen. Help us grow by sharing with someone!
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If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
Aug 27 / Greg

Fantasy Restaurant Liz Giuffre

Welcome to the warmup exercise for the Why Am I podcast called “the Fantasy Restaurant.”  In here my guests get to pick their favorite: drink, appetizer, main, sides, and dessert…anything goes. We start by setting the weather and then working backwards…which is just how it should be LOL.  I don’t know what I want until I know the atmosphere.  Liz invents the mushroom situation, which I’m definitely here for.  I hope you enjoy this meal with Liz. Help us grow by sharing with someone!
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If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
Aug 20 / Greg

Why Am I Liz Giuffre

Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today. My guest this go around is Liz Giuffre. This doctor lady is a senior lecturer at the University of Technology in Sydney by day, and by night she’s an author, blogger, and podcaster. Liz isn’t a fan of gate keepers, or really anyone that stands in the way of progress. She’s opinionated and funny, which is one of my favorite combos. I hope you enjoy this chat with Liz. Help us grow by sharing with someone!
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If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
Aug 13 / Greg

Why Am I Melissa Fortunato

Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Melissa Fortunato(for to naught o).  How did this shy anxious kid grow up to be an FBI hostage negotiator…by saying yes.  She has had a quite interesting journey from working in a crisis center, to FBI undercover work, then hostage negotiator, and now she uses those honed skills to help folks from all walks of life to communicate and negotiate more empathetically.  She’s a pretty awesome human, and one you should definitely meet if you get the chance.  I hope you enjoy this conversation with Melissa. Help us grow by sharing with someone!
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Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissafortunato/⁠.

If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
Aug 2 / Greg

Nexus 9K or NXOS 9000 failed. trying to read config file from on VMWare

When trying to load a Nexus OVA in my lab VMWare cluster I was getting the “failed. trying to read config file” every time I reloaded the switch. I figured out I needed to add a single line to the config:

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boot nxos bootflash:/nxos.9.2.4.bin

My full base config is:

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hostname nexus9k-template
no password strength-check
ip route 0.0.0.0/0 10.0.50.1 vrf management
interface mgmt0
  vrf member management
  ip address 10.0.50.26/24
feature ssh
vrf cont management
ip route 0.0.0.0/0 10.0.50.1
boot nxos bootflash:/nxos.9.2.4.bin
Jul 30 / Greg

Fantasy Restaurant Tawny Lara

Welcome to the warmup exercise for the Why Am I podcast called “the Fantasy Restaurant.” In here my guests get to pick their favorite: drink, appetizer, main, sides, and dessert…anything goes. Tawny makes her mean mostly Mexican food, though there’s a bit of American flair as we add in the sparklers LOL. I hope you enjoy this NA meal with Tawny. Help us grow by sharing with someone!
Youtube version here:
Jul 22 / Greg

Why Am I Tawny Lara

Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Tawny Lara.  She is a child of two worlds; one is as a rock and roll California kid and one as a journalist from my ultra conservative hometown of Waco Texas.  Somewhere in all of it she lost herself in the bar scene, and didn’t find her way out(and back to writing) until she dropped everything and moved to NYC without knowing a soul there.  She’s now the proud parent of a new book Dry Humping(which you should preorder), and podcast host of Sobriety Rocks; I love seeing this kid spread her wings.  I hope you enjoy this chat with Tawny. Help us grow by sharing with someone!
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