Entries from December 2010

IT Predictions for 2011

Date December 30, 2010

Last year, Nathan Burke, who runs Aprigo (and creator of the NINJA data visualization tool), asked me to come up with a couple of predictions for 2010. Here's what I said: Large shops are going to take advantage of ever-increasingly-virtualized hardware-cum-software and increase the complexity of their internal clouds. Small shops are going to continue […]

PICC 10 Call for Participation

Date December 20, 2010

PICC just released our Call for Participation press release! If you're anywhere remotely in the north-east US and interested in contributing to the conference, please consider sending a paragraph or two with the idea to [email protected] We'd love to have you come to the conference and present your ideas to our attendees. Professional IT Community […]

And so the end-of-the-year rush begins

Date December 16, 2010

The past couple of weeks have been crazy. I spent an entire week in Ohio working remotely, then early this week I got caught in a blizzard in Maryland. I escaped, but now that I'm back and I know what needs to be done in the next two weeks, I think I might take my […]

EasyDNS to host Wikileaks

Date December 9, 2010

At my company, we use EasyDNS to do our external DNS hosting (building a real, high availability DNS server infrastructure is outside of the scope of our financial resources, so we have them do it for us), and I've always been very happy with their service. Today, I got a very interesting email from them. […]

Inaugural NYC-LOPSA Chapter Meeting

Date December 6, 2010

All of the pieces have been put into place, and I am very happy to announce that the first New York City LOPSA meeting will be held Tuesday, December 14th at 7pm. Headlining this meeting will be John Allspaw from Etsy.com, presenting "Cooperation, Collaboration, and Awareness": It's not just good enough to develop elegant software, […]

Away in a SysAdvent

Date December 1, 2010

Today is December 1st, and that means it's time for SysAdvent! This year's first entry is up. It's Linux Containers (LXC), something that I knew nothing about until I read about it this morning. Very cool! If you're the type who enjoys writing, consider getting something to Jordan (or send it my way and I'll […]