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James Urquhart
Re: Why OpenStack will falter - http://www.infoworld.com/d...
"I think you miss the reality of what OpenStack really is. OpenStack is not a cloud service, per se, but infrastructure automation tuned to cloud-model services, like IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. Intall OpenStack, and you don't get a system that can instantly bill customers, provide a service catalog, etc. That takes additional software. What OpenStack represents is the commodity element of cloud services: the VM, object, server image and networking management components. Yeah, there is a dashboard to interact with those commodity elements, but it is not a value-add capability in-and-of itself. What HP, Dell, Cisco, Citrix, Piston, Nebula and others are doing with OpenStack is creating value-add services on top (or within) the commodity automation. Some focus more on "being commodity", others focus more on value-add, but they are all building on top of the core OpenStack projects. Eucalyptus, on the other hand, is a complete service offering in one piece. The pro? You can download one chunk of..." - James Urquhart
Liza + = ?
When you have a new baby, do you set up a Google Alert in their name?
I did for both of my kid's names. My daughter's name is unusual enough that I was very interested to find a namesake in Canada who plays soccer. I hardly every see an alert for my son. I am expecting that these alerts will be much more important in their pre- and early teens, however. - James Urquhart
I didn't. - Rochelle
James - interesting that you thought about it. I feel a tad normal now. - Liza + = ?
I did set up Saved Searches on FF for their names. Does that count? - Rochelle
I say yes, but, what do I know.? Who is the king of FF rules? - Liza + = ?
Well, I just set up Google Alerts. We'll see if anything ever shows up. - Rochelle
Rochelle, aww, did not mean to suggest it. I don't know. I just wondered if that's 'what people do'? - Liza + = ?
James Urquhart
Re: Do We Need ODBC for the Cloud? - http://janakiramm.disqus.com/do_we_n...
"Are you aware of the SNIA CDMI standard for cloud storage? It might fill that need quite well. James" - James Urquhart
James Urquhart
Re: Do We Need ODBC for the Cloud? - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"Are you aware of the SNIA CDMI standard for cloud storage? It might fill that need quite well. James" - James Urquhart
James Urquhart
Re: Do We Need ODBC for the Cloud? - http://www.janakiramm.net/blog...
"Are you aware of the SNIA CDMI standard for cloud storage? It might fill that need quite well. James" - James Urquhart
James Urquhart
Getting Rails set up on my MBPro w/ Snow Leopard. So far going as planned. Most of the work getting LightTPD and MySQL set up.
Using the default ruby or rolling your own? - Deepak Singh
Using the default Ruby and instructions at http://hivelogic.com/article.... Fingers crossed. - James Urquhart
Good luck on that adventure. Let us know how it goes. - imabonehead
I was going to point you to that, so you're in good hands. I roll my own (the /usr/local/ habit never goes away) :). Good luck - Deepak Singh
I did find that some of the URLs in the "curl" statements were stale. No biggie to google the filenames, though. I stuck with the versions indicated except for MySQL. - James Urquhart
Mark Ritchie
#pdc2009 Does anyone else think that Microsoft made a huge mistake by not offering a free tier of #Azure for hobbyist devs?
Tough call. Will the cost of offering free service me made up for with new business? I think in Microsoft's case, it actually might--they need to find a way to convince Java/PHP/etc. developers that Azure is the platform of choice, otherwise they'll be slow to expand beyond the .NET crowd. - James Urquhart
Microsoft needs to wake up to what Google is doing. They're launching more and more free could based services. People are moving away from MS technology to Google tech. If MS offer a free tier with a low bandwidth limit, it gets average devs using the platform for "home" use and if they come up with something good it then becomes easy to upgrade to a paying service. They could even make it so the free service apps needed to contain an advertising control. - Mark Ritchie
James Urquhart
@mhanco Why did the turtle cross the road?
ok, i give up. Why did the turle cross the road - Lorraine Ball
To get to the shell store? - Todd Hoff
To get to the Shell station? - James Urquhart
This was a response to the following: http://twitter.com/mhanco... - James Urquhart
James Urquhart
Off to son Owen's 5th birthday at space museum. Did my wife, Mia, not make the awesomest cake? http://twitpic.com/dak78
Off to son Owen's 5th birthday at space museum. Did my wife, Mia, not make the awesomest cake? http://twitpic.com/dak78
It tasted awesome, too! :) - James Urquhart
James Urquhart
Pirate Bay's new cloud business model: can it succeed? - http://news.cnet.com/8301-19...
I doubt it but we will see - Robert Burgin
it's dead :-( - ➲Jack
If I claim to be dedicating space to the network, how will they police it? Do I have to be online 24x7? And have decent bandwidth? Sounds really hard to manage to me. - Jon Marks
After reading Free: The Future of a Radical Price by Chris Anderson, I have to say no but the best way could be have ad's with the best 5 lowest prices for the file the user is trying to download from legal download sites that support the creator(s).of file(s). - Michael Mooney
Just out of curiosity, do people leave their home media servers running 24X7? - James Urquhart
As a user of the storage service, I wouldn't trust my data to live on some strangers system...interesting idea, but flawed business model IMHO. - Greg Lato
James Urquhart
IBM's new enterprise cloud portfolio - http://news.cnet.com/8301-19...
That is my understanding, yes. - James Urquhart
James Urquhart
Two tweets I sent earlier this evening are mysteriously missing from Twitter search, but show up in home stream and FriendFeed...WTF?
Twitter Search sucks. Now you know. - Robert Scoble
same thing happened to me, earlier. - Edgar Rodríguez
First time its happened to me in a long time. Just wierd that the two posts were condemning the assassination of Dr. Tiller and the commenting on black fiber (dedicated to the intelligence community) getting cut. Hmmm. - James Urquhart
James Urquhart
Leveraging cloud computing for new business enablement | The View from Forrester Research | ZDNet.com - http://blogs.zdnet.com/forrest...
There is not doubt that cloud computing will trigger new business opportunities. High end processing of various digital forms of data is certainly a compelling example. But will new market places be formed before cloud standards mature? - James Urquhart
James Urquhart
Leveraging cloud computing for new business enablement | The View from Forrester Research | ZDNet.com - http://blogs.zdnet.com/forrest...
There is not doubt that cloud computing will trigger new business opportunities. High end processing of various digital forms of data is certainly a compelling example. But will new market places be formed before cloud standards mature? - James Urquhart
James Urquhart
Leveraging cloud computing for new business enablement | The View from Forrester Research | ZDNet.com - http://blogs.zdnet.com/forrest...
There is not doubt that cloud computing will trigger new business opportunities. High end processing of various digital forms of data is certainly a compelling example. But will new market places be formed before cloud standards mature? - James Urquhart
James Urquhart
William Vambenepe’s blog » Blog Archive » Hyperic joins SpringSource - http://stage.vambenepe.com/archive...
Wow. Missed this announcement, but kudos to Javier and team for a very interesting play. As William notes here, now SpringSource has the opportunity to extend built-in monitoring beyond the application to the infrastructure and middleware systems. - James Urquhart
James Urquhart
The PaaS Shortcut to Application Development - The Connected Web - http://www.ebizq.net/blogs...
Phil Wainewright highlights one of the really interesting trends in technology start-ups: companies building their businesses on other businesses. Salesforce.com has companies launching on Force.com, and Phil highlights the Rootstock launch on NetSuite. Keep an eye on this trend - James Urquhart
James Urquhart
William Vambenepe’s blog » Blog Archive » Hyperic joins SpringSource - http://stage.vambenepe.com/archive...
Wow. Missed this announcement, but kudos to Javier and team for a very interesting play. As William notes here, now SpringSource has the opportunity to extend built-in monitoring beyond the application to the infrastructure and middleware systems. - James Urquhart
James Urquhart
William Vambenepe’s blog » Blog Archive » Hyperic joins SpringSource - http://stage.vambenepe.com/archive...
Wow. Missed this announcement, but kudos to Javier and team for a very interesting play. As William notes here, now SpringSource has the opportunity to extend built-in monitoring beyond the application to the infrastructure and middleware systems. - James Urquhart
James Urquhart
The PaaS Shortcut to Application Development - The Connected Web - http://www.ebizq.net/blogs...
Phil Wainewright highlights one of the really interesting trends in technology start-ups: companies building their businesses on other businesses. Salesforce.com has companies launching on Force.com, and Phil highlights the Rootstock launch on NetSuite. Keep an eye on this trend - James Urquhart
James Urquhart
The PaaS Shortcut to Application Development - The Connected Web - http://www.ebizq.net/blogs...
Phil Wainewright highlights one of the really interesting trends in technology start-ups: companies building their businesses on other businesses. Salesforce.com has companies launching on Force.com, and Phil highlights the Rootstock launch on NetSuite. Keep an eye on this trend - James Urquhart
James Urquhart
deal architect : If clouds are good enough for CPAs... - http://dealarchitect.typepad.com/deal_ar...
Accountants are actually one of the surprising early adopters of cloud computing. (Perhaps it is because of the number of small accounting businesses.) Vinnie asks an interesting question at the end of this post. - James Urquhart
James Urquhart
Web giants and the helpless individual | Software as Services | ZDNet.com - http://blogs.zdnet.com/SAAS...
More on customer service in the cloud - James Urquhart
James Urquhart
deal architect : If clouds are good enough for CPAs... - http://dealarchitect.typepad.com/deal_ar...
Accountants are actually one of the surprising early adopters of cloud computing. (Perhaps it is because of the number of small accounting businesses.) Vinnie asks an interesting question at the end of this post. - James Urquhart
James Urquhart
deal architect : If clouds are good enough for CPAs... - http://dealarchitect.typepad.com/deal_ar...
Accountants are actually one of the surprising early adopters of cloud computing. (Perhaps it is because of the number of small accounting businesses.) Vinnie asks an interesting question at the end of this post. - James Urquhart
James Urquhart
Web giants and the helpless individual | Software as Services | ZDNet.com - http://blogs.zdnet.com/SAAS...
More on customer service in the cloud - James Urquhart
James Urquhart
Web giants and the helpless individual | Software as Services | ZDNet.com - http://blogs.zdnet.com/SAAS...
More on customer service in the cloud - James Urquhart
James Urquhart
Java Needs A Cloud Profile [on Simon Phipps, SunMink] - http://blogs.sun.com/webmink...
Simon Phipps clarifies his position on Google App Engine's Java implementation (he loves it!) and calls for a Java Cloud Profile to prevent Java Mobile-like splintering of execution pofiles. I heartily support that suggestion, and agree with Simon that it would be nice to see Google take the initiative here. - James Urquhart
James Urquhart
FAWN: A Fast Array of Wimpy Nodes - http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~fawnpr...
An interesting cluster architecture that may have a place in the cloud... - James Urquhart
James Urquhart
FAWN: A Fast Array of Wimpy Nodes - http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~fawnpr...
An interesting cluster architecture that may have a place in the cloud... - James Urquhart
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