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the power of data

We already get Google usage reports regularly and they’re pretty much comprehensible and it’s interesting to see how we spend our time with GMail. But just now I…

cyber, cyber, cyber, security, cyber, cyber, cyber

There’s a huge security market report by Cybersecurity Ventures out just now http://cybersecurityventures.com/cybersecurity-market-report/ (pdf) It’s ‘cyber’ all around, commercially sponsored (might have some bias), but never the less some interesting…

AWS; cloudy London

The cat is out! Werner Vogels on its blog today wrote about the third AWS EU datacenter, right here in the UK. “”The AWS UK region will be…

dumb pipe, smart pipe

I’ve already talked about dump pipes, which is what common network providers are. They’ve lost services to startups, apps to the app stores and capabilities to technology; GPS…

first they fight you, then you both win

That was an RedHat commercial back in 2005, when they were hitting Microsoft and closed source every month with their “Truth Happens” – legendary – campaign. 10 years…

Hackers: Marvin Minsky

I found Marvin in the book already mentioned here, which I advise everyone to read: Hackers. One of the things I remember back then was about “the enthusiasm of…

cloud computing as renewable energy

Yesterday on twitter, Larry Carvalho was talking about the next big AWS step; on-premise availability zones. That’s interesting, but if we think of it on a broader scale; why…

2015 hype cycle

It’s that time of the year when Gartner launches their predictions and state of technology with the Hype Cycle.. Here’s some interesting notes: Hybrid Cloud Computing is half way…

paper, rock, security

Sends email to IT with security details IT emails back with User/Password Changes password to a pass phrase Too long pass phrase Changes back to a random password…

you also need an opensource strategy

Not all companies produce software and from those that do, not all make them available as opensource projects. Closed source and IP is still considered a form of…

europe weird wide world

From the same guys that brought you a mobile roaming free Europe, now they say that you should have a fast and slow lane to the internet. And…

oracle has a cloud

Oracle had yesterday (Sunday, yes) its Oracle OpenWorld and Larry keynote was on late night here in London – for everyone’s standards… … and it felt like this:…

cloud versioning

As you might’ve noticed by now, we don’t have the cloud versioning thing as we had in the silly web times (1.0, 2.0, 3.0…) or as we still…

about passwords

XKCD nailed it quite well. “I don’t care about passwords, honestly” is more stronger than “[email protected]$vv0rDs” For the record, if you have a phrase like the one about…

when a CEO says its company was hacked

It’s all over the news; TalkTalk was hacked. We’re talking about customers personal information and bank details. So, pretty much their core business – not core function, as it still…

the economy of cloud scale

We all know by now that AWS is massive not just on cloud capabilities, but also infrastructure wise and with revenue + investment. The same with Google and Microsoft. With…

the opex vendor lock-in of fragmentation

“No one got fired for buying IBM” – that was the status-quo of vendor lock-in two decades ago. It was so much entangled into the IT culture that people wouldn’t…

what happened to linux on desktop ?

… this happened This quote came from Joyent presentation about Linux containers on illumos (opensolaris fork) and represents two things: 1) the people that loved linux on the desktop…

time sharing systems

So, I wasn’t around when Compatible Time-Sharing Systems (CTSS) were in place  – hard to believe, eh? 😛 – but my father was and he still has a box…

if you’re not using the cloud, you’re doing IT wrong

Big enterprise has their gold plated, enterprise grade hardware, and all of their enterprise software support and there are huge bills there. With cloud, this gets cleaned out,…

Tesla business plan for the next 5 years

Tesla cars will reach 620 miles on a single charge within a year or two and be fully autonomous in three years. Simple and clear message.

#AzureCon 2015

I’m not the biggest Microsoft fan in the world. Heck! I was never a Microsoft fanboy – neither Apple, btw. But I see that now, with Google and…

git out of da choppah!

Recently I’ve found some interesting data on our github, under the punch cards graphs. It currently describes three projects and how we approach them. – Case 1 –…

what’s up

It has been two months since my last post here. Which is really alarming, since I promised myself to right every month at least a post. Guess that…

going back in time – part I

For future reference, I’m going to leave here two links for you to explore: http://readonlymemory.vg/the-making-of-lemmings/ http://www.vice.com/read/in-conversation-with-games-industry-legend-ian-livingstone-551 The first one tells the story of Lemmings – one of the…