Light Cycle 'Sweded'

Sunday, 30 March 2008

My son has been watching Tron a lot recently (or 'Tong' as he calls it) and this is his favourite scene. Perfect Youtube relaxation but you can't help feeling these guys have just too much time on their hands :-)

Tron's Classic Light Cycle Scene 'Sweded' | The Underwire from "Here, French filmmaker Freres-Hueon tackles the light cycle sequence in Tron, the '82 sci-fi cult classic that follows the adventures of a computer programmer who gets digitized by a laser."

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Don't get Stuck in the 1990's

Friday, 28 March 2008

This is a fight I have every day where I am working now. There seems to be a pervasive feeling that Sharepoint is the solution. Somebody says 'Microsoft' and everyone breathes a sigh of relief. Stewart Mader explains here why you shouldn't get stuck in the 90's.

The Atlassian Blog: "Control, control, control...Sharepoint’s got it, and it’s the opposite of the open, minimally structured philosophy that makes the wiki universally useful for anything. Sharepoint also has an extremely complex, workflow-centric interface. Software should learn how you work, not the other way around."

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Amazon Web Services adds 'resiliency' to EC2 compute service | Tech news blog - CNET

Thursday, 27 March 2008

I am a user of Amazon EC2 in my business and as such I was very happy to see them introduce today features which increase the acceptance of their service to the Enterprise community. The less reason 'old school' data centre jerks have to criticise cloud computing, the sooner it will come become mainstream and dump them all out of their complacent jobs on to Unemployment Avenue.

Amazon Web Services adds 'resiliency' to EC2 compute service | Tech news blog - CNET "Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service now has an application programming interface (API) that lets developers choose where its application physically runs."

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Cloud Computing Explained

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

There is a great diagram in this CNet article on cloud computing which explains things well. Cloud is the next evolution of ASP, with SaaS branching off to the side. Nice explanation Martin LaMonica/Forrester Research.

Is cloud computing more than just smoke?via CNET on 3/25/08 The hype cycle around cloud computing is picking up, just like utility computing did a few years ago. But new technologies, notably virtualization, are giving cloud computing more shape.

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Build Datacentres in the Side of Mountains

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

I have been saying for ages it is all about cooling. This excellent Economist article explains it all.

Data centres | Cool it! | "The data centres that power the internet demand a lot of power. Time, then, to make them more efficient"

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