Category: fun

Reselling Your Cloud Instances

This post is a hoax, it was published on April Fool's Day. One beautiful afternoon in March, I was onboard a Metra train on my way home from CohesiveFT’s offices in downtown Chicago. I was reading a book on my Kindle, and little did I know that I was about...

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Russell's Paradox and Cloud Computing

I am sure you’ve heard of Bertrand Russell's paradox and one of its more widely known versions - Barber paradox. But let me rephrase the Wikipedia article: Suppose there is a town with just one public IaaS cloud provider, and that every business in the town runs their own IT:...

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My Case Against Maintenance Windows

This is a semi-serious, semi-joking post. Earlier this month, Seth Godin, one of the leading thinkers of our digital age, wrote a post titled Do ads work? If the local bank were offering a sale on dollar bills, ninety cents each, how many would you buy? Most rational people would...

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Google App Engine

Google released their App Engine yesterday. Very cool python goodness, supposedly with access to their BigTable and GFS and supposedly free for use up to a certain limit. In the meantime, Google engineers (or was it designers?) came up with a new type of aircraft. You probably have heard about...

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On project management

What is the most important phase of a software development project? Some people might say planning, others might think it’s QA. Probably nobody will say actually doing it (aka development), as that would be too boring. I think all these answers are wrong. In my opinion, the most important phase...

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Best April Fools' Day Joke Today

http://damienkatz.net/2008/04/couchdb_language_change.html Or is it not a joke?…

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