Cloud Computing is Lean Computing

Brian Katz thinks the cloud is “a pile of crap.” He laments the incessant debate about cloud or not cloud, private vs. public, and so on. Some days I’m inclined to agree with him. There’s certainly plenty of geekturbation going on. I have disliked the word “cloud” since the very first time I heard it.…

5 Electronic Gadgets to Use to Avoid Car Accidents

The hustle and bustle of our daily lives require us frequent travels on our trusty automobiles. However, the more time you spend on the road, the higher your chances are of encountering an accident. With the demands that our work and professions impose on us only heightens this risk. All hope is not lost though,…

Bounty Hunter Lone Star Metal Detector

Lone Star Metal Detector Is there anyone who has never participated in a treasure hunt? Of course not, this activity is a very common game among children, but it can also offer a great earning potential, especially if the hunter finds metal objects. The fields and the beaches abound with buried treasure, which may not…

Cleaning in Space and Zero Gravity

Astronauts living in the cramped quarters of a space shuttle or the International Space Station can do so for weeks, sometimes as long as months at a time, facing a really challenging experience. The astronauts need to be very cautious with all potential contaminants floating in the air if they’re not careful. Dirty living in…

Amazon is Not in the PaaS Business

Amazon recently announced two new AWS services: DynamoDB and Simple Workflow Services. These announcements have generated lots of discussion about whether Amazon is moving into the Platform-as-a-Service space. I believe Amazon is doing something altogether different from PaaS. I believe their new offerings are consistent with their historical path, and that their overall approach is…

Defining DevOps from the Customer’s Perspective

There has been much discussion lately on the topic of “what is DevOps?” I sense a bit of a struggle to define the basic value proposition. If we view things from the customer’s perspective, though, the value becomes easy to see: Cloud computing turns software products into services. It used to be that software companies…

What CloudOps Tools Builders Can Learn from Software Designers

I have done both software development and operations in my career. I’ve worked for large companies where dev and ops were run by different Vice Presidents, and startups where we all did everything. I’ve been working with cloud computing (or as we naively called it then, utility computing) and ops automation since the early 2000’s.…

Technical Shut Down of the Hubble Telescope and What We May Miss

After the Telescope Found a Mysterious Mass 11 Billion Light Years Away, the Incentive Should Be Strong to Get it Back into Working Order It’s perplexing to see some comments in the media at the time of this writing saying that the unexpected shutdown of the Hubble Telescope won’t necessarily hurt us. That gives the…

What To Consider When Choosing GPS Systems

What you look for when buying GPS systems is not all that different from the type of thing you’d look for when buying any other fairly expensive electronic device. If you wanted a computer, you would consider all the features you wanted before buying one. It’s important to know what you’re looking for. You’d have…

Google Maps Navigation for iPhone; A Maps for Better Knowing

Google maps application is a kind of application from Google that can provide you information for any location or particular place that you want to go. As we know that this application is quiet popular these days, since t can lead us to a place that we do not know but we want to visit…