Entries from September 2011

Baking-In Transparency

Date September 23, 2011

I'm happy to say that I'll be speaking at the 2011 Pittsburgh Perl Workshop on Sunday, October 8th. The title of my talk is Baking-in Transparency. Although my talk will be aimed at people who develop software, don't think that the sysadmins get off light. In fact, we sysadmins are maybe even more egregious offenders […]

Real Status's "HyperGlance" - WOW!

Date September 21, 2011

Kids, the future is now. I'm going to show you a piece of software that I ran into recently, because it blew my socks off. I'm a sucker for monitoring solutions, and I'm also a sucker for cool visualizations. When you combine the two, well, it gets my attention. That's exactly what Hyperglance did. Here's […]

Installing Windows 8 on VirtualBox

Date September 20, 2011

Windows 8 is scheduled to be the next workstation release of Windows, following the path of Windows 7, Vista, and XP before it. The developer preview became available the other day, and I just now got time to download and play with it. If you want to, you can pick it up here. It's free, […]

Nasuni - Very cool technology

Date September 15, 2011

I'm in Silicon Valley for Tech Field Day 8, and I just got out of a very cool session. The company is Nasuni, and the two hour presentation was delivered by their founder/CEO Andres Rodriguez. Don't stop reading this blog post after this sentence, but Nasuni provides cloud storage. I know, that's like buzzword-ese for […]

Sad news about the Scalability Conference

Date September 7, 2011

I just got an email from Kyle Brandt of ServerFault who gave me some bad news. It turns out that the Stack Exchange Scalability Conference in San Francisco is cancelled, along with its colocated event, DevDays 2011. I'm really sorry to hear about that, because it looked like a promising event. I'm sure that Joel […]

Amazing outpouring against Booth Babes

Date September 6, 2011

Right now, the most-read article on this website is my Nagios Configuration HOWTO. It was published on July 20, 2009, and at some point in time, it got picked up by the Nagios Community Site, and now I get a steady stream of people looking at it. So many that in a couple of years, […]