CLOUD COMPUTING IS HERE TO STAY. Thank you, Captain Obvious. Software (or platform or infrastructure) as a service, hosting, service providers… whatever term you use, it all ultimately refers to the same thing: You’ve placed computing processes onto an internet-connected server that you don’t own The reasons are almost completely economic in nature: Providers like AWS and DigitalOcean can rent you a server. There’s no CAPEX Your computing expense is truly pay-as-you-go.
I’m often asked for advice on how to improve a company’s development process. Almost without exception, the advice I provide is the same:
Yesterday, I encountered an analysis issue that appeared to be resolvable with a simple pattern replacement technique.
Every sys admin needs to quickly free up disk space from time to time, and here are two well-tested scripts I use for exactly this purpose.
The inaugural Glue Conference was held this week & it was, as expected, fantastic. When I saw Eric last November at Defrag, he told me he was starting another conference.Â My one sentence response was ‘let me know how I can help’.Â He promised he would. Fast forward a few months and there I was at Glue as both a sponsor and panel moderator.Â From a business perspective, it was time & money well spent, as I had the opportunity to meet & socialize with some truly amazing technologists & entrepreneurs.Â Â The venue at the Hyatt is very well suited for conferences, and in the heart of downtown Denver, is easily accessible via taxi & light rail.
Freepository is 10 years old in May & a new site design has been released to correspond with the anniversary. Perhaps the biggest change in this release is that of no more new CVS accounts. While this saddens me a bit (we were the first to offer hosted CVS accounts way back in our alpha in May 1999), weâ€™re confident weâ€™re offering what the majority of our visitors want – hosted Subversion.
Almost two years ago, I wrote a log file viewer that asynchronously tails a log file & updates a inside a a page.Â As a courtesy to other engineers, I posted about it. The funny thing about that is, although it is one of my most widely viewed posts, there are only a few comments.Â This leads me to conclude that the highly technical software engineers who’ve arrived at the post via a search are very interested in learning how I’ve done it (check here for the post & you’ll see an explanation, the source code & a working example), but they aren’t interested in having a conversation.Â Someone else1 pointed out that Google searches dropped off dramatically during Obama’s Inauguration, while both Twitter & Facebook usage skyrocketed.Â This elicits the position that search is not a social application; it is performed as & when needed purely for information.Â I’m fascinated by the very real anecdotal evidence of this in my own server logs.
For those who’ve been around me for more than a few minutes, you know that I like to be silly, enjoy a great diversity of music, have deep loyalty to family & friends, know a bit about technology, and have strong opinions on almost everything (just ask me).