Your Cloud Needs a Sys Admin – O'Reilly Broadcast

The programmer-managed infrastructure suffers from a death by a thousand cuts. The programmer is competent with technology and fully capable of setting up a system that can support the application being built. The programmer, however, lacks a detailed understanding of ongoing infrastructure management. Consequently, the programmer-managed infrastructure ultimately leads to an environment incapable of adjusting […]

Ubuntu Linux adds private cloud backing | Open Source – InfoWorld

Ubuntu Linux adds private cloud backing Canonical’s upcoming server upgrade supports the Eucalyptus project’s open source system for cloud implementation using hardware and software already in place Canonical is touting private cloud capabilities in an upgrade to its Ubuntu Linux OS being announced on Tuesday. Available for free download on October 29, Ubuntu 9.10 Server […]

Four Short Links, Oct 14, 2009

Larry Ellison hates cloud computing – funny clip of Ellison lambasting the idea of clouds. Yes, really, clouds have been around for over a decade, we just didn’t know it (or realize it). Dynamic general and slow query log before MySQL 5.1 – This is an interesting way of handling the slow and general query […]

Seth's Blog: Make a decision

It doesn’t have to be a wise decision or a perfect one. Just make one. In fact, make several. Make more decisions could be your three word mantra. Seth’s Blog: Make a decision. Finally, someone agrees with me.  One of the biggest demoralizers in an organization (in my experience) was the lack of someone standing […]

Four Short Links: Thurs., October 1st, 2009

Your People – Rand in Repose: “Your People will piss you off because the relationship is genuine. They do not coddle and they do not spin. Consequently, Your People error-correct you in ways that others cannot.” Wordle: ” Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide.” This looks like a […]