- Oracle Pitches Solaris as 'First Cloud OS' | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com - "Cantrill, like many of Sun’s freewheeling engineers, really didn’t mesh with Oracle’s top-down culture. “I have never encountered an entity with less empathy or humanity or complexity than Oracle,” he says. “It was soulless at its deepest level.”"
- How to best fight the rise of rogue IT services? Compete - Learn - "While many IT organizations will decide to fight these cloud services from encroaching on their turf – the reality is that without onerous monitoring and swift enforcement such plans are futile. In fact, they are probably futile with those controls in place. No, the best approach is probably not so draconian. In my opinion the most optimal way to defeat internally acquired rogue IT services is to compete."
- (404) http://t.co/eWpP4gTU%E2%80%9D - “@VanityFair: "It's the perfect play!" Kim Cattrall on playing Amanda in Noël Coward’s “Private Lives.” should be gr8t
- Buy More Experiences and Less Stuff — PsyBlog - RT @the_saltworks: RT @davidahood Buy more experiences & less stuff: cc @collcons <-- wow I just had this exact ...
- EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM TEST FAILS - Well, I guess this is why you test things. Better than "Oops. We were sure it would work."
- Jobs Was Right: Adobe Abandons Mobile Flash Development, Report Says | Gadget Lab | Wired.com - RT @TheTechScribe: RT @nonprofit_tech: Jobs Was Right: Adobe Abandons Mobile Flash Development, Report Says <- ...
- Is Klout crossing the line when it comes to privacy? — Tech News and Analysis - "it’s hard to see why Klout should be criticized for collecting information about people based on their public web activity. How is this any different from what Google does when it uses the behavior of users to assign a PageRank to the ads and links it shows in search results? And when I look at Google+ or Facebook, both show me people I might want to add based on my history of interacting with them in a variety of ways, again based on my public activity on the web. They may not be creating a profile for me or assigning me a Klout rank, but it fundamentally amounts to the same thing."
- The Big, Honking Problems With The TV Market, According To Steve Jobs - Nice pulling together of Apple discussions over years around TV. Example from 1998: "In this fuzzy video, Jobs explains what's wrong with "convergence" of the TV and the PC. The TV is used when we want to turn off our brains. The PC is used when we want to turn on our brains. The TV is for leaning back. The PC is for leaning in. How do you make these two gadgets play nice when they're designed for two totally different uses?" Not sure the fundamentals have changed all much.
- Simon Crosby, the godfather of Xen, on virtualization, security and wimpy private clouds
- Calxeda hurls EnergyCore ARM at server chip Goliaths • The Register - Typically good TPM writeup.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Posted by Gordon Haff at 2:05 PM