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future idea; world first bitcoin (physical) bank

1) Use this as a bitcoin wallet; 2) fill a datacenter with them; 3) sell it as the world first bitcoin bank 4) profit It comes with built-in…

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ARM as the new Spectrum

Back in the 80’s, we had this (actually, I had one of these made in Portugal): This was a Timex 2048, which was a “clone” of ZX Spectrum….

comics is the thing that keeps you young

Just found out this new documentary about cartoons and comics, called Stripped, released this year. As you might figure out by now, I’m a huge fan of comics…

storage over privacy

Storage wasĀ that beautiful thing that used to be just yours, to put whatever you want into it and have it for yourself. It was like a no sharing…

new year resolutions

My new year resolutions as a long tail diagram.  

dress code for those who don’t care about it

This guy landed a spacecraft on an asteroid. This guy landed a probe in Mars. Now these, are consultants. Any kind of them. And they are happy as…

Cisco predicts that the cloud is going to be the future

Old habits die hard, they say. Network is one of them. Network in the datacenter is not actually a modern habit. It’s rather vanishing because more people are…

IE for all

Finally Microsoft launched an Internet Explorer for developers and designers to test their own websites. It’s free and it’s not a virtual machine but rather an Azure (free)…

apple smartest move ever

Is actually the Apple SIM, that they launched today. Pretty clever move. Have a SIM that could connect to a bunch of mobile carriers, being sold as ‘agnostic’…

google supply management made easy

Sometimes I get asked if companies should have more than one technology supplier (to have discounts) or a bunch of them (to have choice). It’s indeed a matter…

when a dumb pipe controls your data access

A few years ago, Telcos ruled the world. They controlled our calls, messages, games, apps, payments, address book, location and even music. Those services were all provided by…

quick review of yesterday apple announcements

mutts nails it

really love how much Mutts is perfectly synced with my life  

you’re the product

This is a graph that Jawbone releasedĀ from yesterday earthquake in Napa, Northern California. Ā Pretty cool, when you have access to data of thousands of users and you can…

throwback thursday – the pager

20 years ago I had this pager. My mom used to “call” me on that. It hadĀ a good alarm and news service. Now we use twitter.

everyone thinks they’re special

When you work for the public sector, there’s this need to create your own walled garden and make yourself the guardian keeper of something. It might be some…

knowing your fears

There’s a lot of talk today around startups and how nice it is to build something for people to use or consume. Some do it for themselves (which…

data is like water

– Clean data is like clean water. Itā€™s expensive, scarce and we should save it for hard times. – If data is like water, then it doesn’t matter…

the genius behind Apple products

Jony Ive is known as the genius behind latest Apple products, such as the iphone, iMac, Macbook, iPod and even the new iOS. So I thought that this…

half way

Today when I opened google I saw something different… Oh, yeah, it’s me. One more year and half way of expected life. But then someone shared with me…

is Apple the new Microsoft ?

“Apple is the new Microsoft“, some say. Almost every hipster and Apple fanboy will tell that’s not true and will fearlesslyĀ say it’sĀ the opposite. Because Apple will never loose…

Amazon Zocalo – hands on

Amazon has given me the privilege to test their new serviceĀ Zocalo, which is like a nice dropbox alike frontend for S3. Ā My first initial feeling is that the…

the strange case of Foocall

FooCall is one of those strange cases of an application with lots of potential, yet unleashed. For those who never used it, Foocall is an application that allows…

captains log; mostly doing this

Lately I’ve been using Windows. No, this isn’t a OSĀ war again, but just a personal thing. Windows 7 was really good. Now with 2012 and the 8 thingie,…

first world cloud problems; your code

Rackspace launched a new service, the “bare metal cloud” (more info here), because neighbours can be loud and you need some privacy and performance. Basically it’s Openstack on…

Fire – Amazon new shopping device

Everyone’s talking about the new phone from Amazon and its new 3D features. Which are rather cool, such as the device itself. But for me the most important…

opensource; the latest PR stunt from Tesla

Disclaimer: I love Tesla cars! The Good: Tesla Motors yesterday did something that no one would ever expected. They opensourced their patent portfolio and give it to the…

why I ONLY share content on Linkedin

Linkedin has for some time now articles from knownĀ sources and famousĀ people, but recently (last few months) has opened that to everyone on the network, to post longer articles…

when Wired goes bananas

So, Wired came up with an article regarding the new iOS 8 notifications, which in their own words are going to be awe-what for it-some! The full article…

the evolution of cloud competition on the magic quadrant

A couple of weeks ago I’ve wrote about how Amazon is leaving its competition behind when it comes to cloud computing – “mirrors and snails in the cloud”….

API’s are the new karma

Today,Ā Simon Wardley on twitter while in a talk regarding Amazon AWS innovation and competitors, said that there’s not that much innovation from Amazon competitors, just pointless differentiation, e.g….

heartbleed && wireless

At yesterday Portuguese security meetup in Lisbon, a friend just talked about heartbleed and wireless, showing an exploit for it. Here’s the presentation, the code you can ask…

the IT world will be a container shipping industry

If we look at the current IT world we can see that people want to move their infrastructure, services and business into a more cloud environment, because running…

cloud is new the new opensource

A few years ago, when people pitched opensource to government, it was all about the price, lower operational and infrastructural costs and to improve technology. ThenĀ the professional consultant…

mirrors and snails in the cloud

Mike Kavis wrote a recent article about cloud computing and how for Amazon (AWS), objects in the rear mirror appear closer than they look. He pretty much describes…

the problem with projects that you don’t have the full picture

Apple, updating what people don’t need

Hipsters all around the world, rejoice.Ā Apple has released an update to Mavericks. The 10.9.3 (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6228) Thing is, along all the updates (who’s using 4k right now ?!?), they…

BBR – Underlying Cloud Diversification

This is brilliant!

why coffee shops are the worse place to work

Chris Reed wrote on LinkedinĀ that coffee shops are the best place to work, which I totally and utterly disagree with him.Ā Let’s break down his views individually. 1) Coffee…

Javascript as top language @Github

In 2005, MĆ”rio Valente gave a presentation in Lisbon about the future (and how Javascript) would succeed (on client and server side).Ā Download Here In 2007, I wrote (on…

innovation; we need more carpenters not architects

So, the other day I was reading an article about architects and carpentersĀ regarding innovation, where the author (John Mitchell), described his experience when dealing with home renovation. Since…

AWS journey has just begun

On this year AWS Summit, Amazon just detailed the future for Amazon Web Services, which I previously talked here, saying that they’re going full enterprise. Yet the most…

the cloud is definitely going enterprise

At the AWS Summit,Ā Todd Weatherby gave a quick lance about how Amazon is going to positionĀ itself in the future. Bottom line; it’s going full enterprise, towards people and…

growth by loyalty, not novelty

Kyle Wild, Keen.io CEO, has a slideshare worth looking, where he explains his view on product growth. Source:Ā http://www.slideshare.net/kylewild/kyle-wildtokyoproductistheultimategrowthhack I do agree with him, the growth comes with how…

how to change the cloud, again, in two acts

Amazon did it again. It changed the world of computing, more precisely cloud computing and deployment. First Act AWS Elastic Beanstalk; anĀ easier way for you to quickly deploy…

a paper ad on the earth day

““There are some ideas we want every company to copy” That’s the ad that Apple created for the Earth Day, taking a stab at Samsung regarding the recent…

your twitter username is not that important anymore

That’s the new Twitter layout. It seems like Facebook, but the most important detail yet is that your (vanity) twitter handle is now not that important and just…

game of services, walled gardens and casterly rock

Jason Perlow, ZDNet editor, wrote a good article describing the cloud wars and interoperability problem between services, calling it “Game of Services: Revenge of the cloud dragons“. I…

downtime and disaster recovery

Recently, Forbes published an article about the Immortal Enterprise, the one that never stops and never gets disrupted. Ā To quickly sum it up: – Unplanned downtimes can kill…