- Hadoop is Beginning to Stare Newer Big Data Approaches in the Face | Big Data Blogs | DATAVERSITY
- How To Survive NYC - Business Insider - “@j0el: Beware the empty train car -- How To Survive NYC - Business Insider ” << Great and so true.
- Nike Fuelband’s Fall From Grace - The Daily Beast - RT @thedailybeast: Nike's Fuelband assumed that Americans want to live like athletes. They really just prefer the occasional walk
Monday, April 28, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
- geard/docs/orchestrating_geard.md at master · openshift/geard · GitHub
- The Court's Net-Neutrality Ruling Isn't Actually That Bad - Kevin Werbach - The Atlantic - MT @kwerb: ... after the DC Circuit court case on #netneutrality, and which I still believe: << good commentary
- No Exit | Business | WIRED
- Getting Started with OpenShift | OpenShift by Red Hat - Get a free ebook of O'Reilly's Getting Started with OpenShift
- Twitter / censquare: H Mart mobbed in Central ... - “@censquare: H Mart mobbed in Central ” << Great to see H-Mart there. Can never get to Burlington.
- Opensource.com's 2014 Community Awards | opensource.com - RT @TheGirlsGuild: Congrats Lauren Egts, member of the Fighting Unicorns and Winner of the 2014 Community Awards
- Kinvey bulks up its support for HTML5 development — Tech News and Analysis - A lot of the forces driving clients to mobile apps rather than HTML5 don't apply so much in enterprise space
- BUx: SABR101x: Sabermetrics 101: Introduction to Baseball Analytics | edX - .@sogrady may be interested in this edX course on Sabermetrics if he isn't already aware of. (I signed up.)
- Twitter / cote: Red Hat jumps on all the right ... - RT @cote: Red Hat jumps on all the right cloud bandwagons, focusing on new appdev, my #rhsummit report
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
- 26 Hilariously Insane Old-Timey Drawings of the Future | Cracked.com - "Popular Mechanics magazine predicted the future, and they were so much better than right."
- Case Law Hall of Fame - Lowering the Bar
- Big data: are we making a big mistake? - FT.com
- Puppet Camp Paris in the African Art Museum | Puppet Labs - RT @geekygirldawn: Posted my wrap-up of the awesome Puppet Camp Paris with links to all of the presentations if you missed it!
- Live from the Summit: Docker, Atomic, and application-centric packaging : Red Hat Summit - Docker, Atomic, and app centric packaging.
- The Observation Deck » From VP of Engineering to CTO - RT @sogrady: a big @redmonk congrats to @bcantrill on his new role:
- SiliconANGLE Live - RT @SiliconANGLE: Red Hat's Ranga Rangachari is in @theCUBE talking with @furrier & @stu for #RHSummit 2014
- Twitter / phase2: "With the power of the open ... - RT @phase2: "With the power of the open source model, Linux has evolved to be the OS for the cloud." - Paul Cormier #RHSummit
Monday, April 21, 2014
As many of my readers probably know, last week was Red Hat Summit in San Francisco. The big #10, the largest crowd ever, and the first time outside of Boston since it was a much smaller event. This was (I think) my sixth Summit—four since joining Red Hat and two prior and my only regret is that there weren’t two or three of me in attendance. Between my own sessions, an afternoon spent with industry analysts, and various other meetings, I only made one breakout plus about half the keynotes. And, while I had a chance to chat with a variety of fellow Red Hatters, I didn’t get to spend sufficient time with nearly enough.
Check out the main Summit link for lots of material from both the keynotes and many of the breakouts. Lots of good work there by the video and other content teams. Thanks to their efforts, I can share some of the specific sessions I was involved with throughout Summit.
After signing some books on Tuesday, I had the pleasure of hosting Michael Coté of 451 Research who talked about why mobile, DevOps, and cloud trends matter. I’ve known Coté from back when he was an analyst with RedMonk and he recently came back to the analyst side after a stint at Dell. I did a full write-up on his talk, but some of the most interesting tidbits for me came out of recent 451 research on “mainstream” DevOps—i.e. organizations that don’t look like the usual DevOps exemplars like Netflix or Etsy. According to Coté:
These mainstream DevOps companies are mostly using testing, performance monitoring and log management, release management, and configuration management tooling. You’re still not seeing a lot of the new “utopic” startup toolchains that are most associated with DevOps. And only about 16 percent are using automation tools compared to using “older ways” of doing builds such as customer-written build tools and golden images. (Among those using automation, continuous integration tools such as Jenkins and Bamboo are the most common but there’s a lot of DIY tools out there too.)
The bottom line? “There’s strong business demand, work to be done as far as the eye can see, and lots of maturing ahead of us.”
I found this a useful sanity check about the state of DevOps outside of a relative handful of especially forward-looking technology forms.
For my next session, I did a “fireside chat” with David Linthicum of Cloud Technology Partners on best practices for PaaS, OpenStack, and cloud adoption. I’ve had the opportunity to participate with David on a series of GigaOm webinars over the past year. We wanted to try a format for Summit that recreated the interactivity and spontaneity of the webinars rather than taking up the full slot with a presentation. The audience certainly seemed to like it based on the number of questions and topics that they threw out.
Linthicum doesn’t mince words. One of his best practices is:
Go hire someone with a brain. “You need someone who can make the appropriate calls so that you’re marching in the right direction,” said Linthicum.
Most cloud-based systems are lacking architecture, and what’s more, solutions architects can get too narrowly focused on their own areas. “Typically, people aren’t going to have a range of skills that lets them be agnostic architects to make the right decision from all available choices,” Linthicum said. Hence, the need for open minds and sharp brains.
If any of this whets your appetitive, check out the embedded video and/or the blog post.
Finally, I co-presented with my colleague Jane Circle about using Red Hat products in public clouds. I focused on some of the general considerations associated with running workloads on public clouds such as how the applications scales, selecting public cloud instance types, and dealing with data governance. Jane then went into the specifics of consuming Red Hat products from both a business and technical perspective on Red Hat Certified Cloud Providers. These were our overall takeaways:
- Develop an appropriate application architecture
- Ensure data is portable: test, test, test!
- Understand the legal and regulatory compliance requirements of your applicationsIsolate workloads as needed in a public cloud
- Choose a cloud provider that is trusted and certified
- Do the ROI to determine the right consumption model
- Ensure consistent update for your images to maintain application certifications
- Enable hybrid cloud management, policy, and governance
If you didn’t make it to Summit this time, there’s always next year! Thanks to everyone who came and especially to anyone who attended one of my sessions.
Friday, April 11, 2014
- Virtual Reality, Oculus Rift, and Computing’s Next Big Reset — Editor’s Picks — Medium - I like the term immersive computing but it's maybe worth pointing out that there's been a general shift away from immersion to more casual and multi-tasking experiences. (Not to say that things can't switch back of course.
- Matthew Marx: Non-compete agreements and their impact on employees | MIT Sloan Experts - "According to my new study of more than 1,000 engineers, about one-third of workers who have signed non-compete agreements end up leaving their chosen industry altogether when they change jobs, often at significant financial cost."
- Looking For Tom Lehrer, Comedy's Mysterious Genius
- Kittens Of The Sea: Nine Legendary Ship's Cats
- New Features for April 2014 | Openshift Blog - RT @TheSteve0: 2 BIG features for this OpenShift release 1) New logging location 2) You can "clone" an entire app, carts and all
- Review-a-Day - Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer by Maureen Ogle, reviewed by Powells.com - Powell's Books - Some interesting context about history of beer in US @derrickharris @dberkholz
- Ow.ly - image uploaded by @jhibbets - RT @jhibbets: What Linus Torvalds and @LinuxFoundation's @jzemlin's daughter have in common: #apachecon
- Bacon Was in the First Meal Ever Eaten on the Moon | The Feed - RT @TestKitchen: #DailySifter Bacon Was in the First Meal Ever Eaten on the Moon via @PopSci
- Virtual AGC Home Page
Thursday, April 10, 2014
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Wednesday, April 09, 2014
- The Ideal Length for All Online Content
- Untitled (http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303987004579481502667817472?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702303987004579481502667817472.html) - Worth noting Thomas' partial dissent in the Citizens United case which has gotten too little notice @apatrizio
- How the mainframe lasted 50 years: adaptation | ITworld - “@apatrizio:Why has the #Mainframe survived for 50 years? Adaptation. ” Agree! From 10! yrs ago
- Mayor Walsh opens up Boston’s online data | BetaBoston - RT @GarethIdeas: City of Boston to open its data to public, joining SF & NYC
- Are wearables just a fad? | Andi Mann – Ubergeek - "I think Andy nails exactly some of the reasons why general purpose wearables are looking more and more like a fad. And as he says, “It’s still early. … It could be someone has to come along and do it right.” I just do not think that is going to be yet another general purpose wearable, for all the reasons Andy says and more."
- A Broken Place: The Spectacular Failure Of The Startup That Was Going To Change The World | Fast Company | Business + Innovation - "WITH ALMOST $1 BILLION IN FUNDING AND AMBITIONS TO REPLACE PETROLEUM-BASED CARS WITH A NETWORK OF CHEAP ELECTRICS, SHAI AGASSI’S BETTER PLACE WAS REMARKABLE EVEN BY THE STANDARDS OF WORLD-CHANGING STARTUPS. SO WAS ITS EPIC FAILURE. A 21ST-CENTURY CAUTIONARY TALE."
- Does Mozilla Dumping Its CEO Over Prop. 8/Anti-Gay-Marriage Stance = McCarthyism? - Hit & Run : Reason.com - "Regardless of the specifics of this case, I think the Eich story showcases how technology, symbolically-based economic activity, and access to information has really changed things (and generally for the better). At the same time, I share the ambivalence of many between blurring of lines between private and public activities."
- Google Cloud Platform Blog: Announcing Red Hat Enterprise Linux General Availability - RT @davidegts: This just in: You can now use your existing #RHEL subscriptions on @GoogleCompute Engine!
I gave this presentation at the Linux Collaboration Summit in Napa last month. It brings together various thoughts for a couple of earlier blog posts of mine. When I have time, I'll put up an annotated version.
OpenStack is paralleling and will likely continue to parallel the adoption of another open source project that has become enormously popular and successful—namely Linux. The parallels are educational and useful in that they lend insight into the rate at which adoption takes place and what we might expect successful adoption to look like. At the same time, this session will provide appropriate caveats about assuming that OpenStack can be viewed as just a latter-day Linux. By applying this sort of historical perspective, we can better understand what might be the most effective approaches to collaboration, community-building, and cooperation moving forward.
Monday, April 07, 2014
- Blambot Comic Fonts and Lettering
- Skills gap? Hire flexible athletes, not single-position players | The Enterprisers Project - RT @jackieyeaney: Skills gap? Hire flexible athletes, not single-position players | The Enterprisers Project
- A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design
- The Hounding Of A Heretic, Ctd « The Dish
- Before and After Pictures of NY Storefronts Document a Decade of Gentrification - RT @petapixel: Before and after pictures of NY storefronts document a decade of gentrification:
- Mozilla is human | commonspace - Good piece although I think he's wrong about this statement: "Brendan didn’t need to change his mind on Proposition 8 to get out of the crisis of the past week. He simply needed to project and communicate empathy."
- Why Amazon Is Tech’s Biggest Polluter - Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) - 24/7 Wall St. - RT @vpostrel: This Greenpeace mau-mauing makes me want to run out and buy Amazon stock. They dare buy electricity based on price!
- Why your company shouldn't pass on PaaS to develop new apps | VentureBeat | Cloud | by Gordon Haff, Red Hat - RT @RedHatNews: Excellent article by Red Hat's Gordon Haff (@ghaff) Why your company shouldn't pass on #PaaS to develop new apps ...
- Instagram - Indianapolis motor speedway. Red Hat NA sales kickoff.
- Adventure Kitten Gear - RT @sogrady: they’re joking, but i guarantee you people would buy this: via/ @Rkdoil
- What the death of Calxeda means for the future of microservers | ZDNet - “@ConnerForrest: What the death of Calxeda means for the future of microservers ” Compare to SSD seems apt.
- 3 types of 'cloud experts' that make my blood boil | Cloud Computing - InfoWorld - RT @seattledawson: @DavidLinthicum is spot on re 3 #cloud experts that make my blood boil. LOL
- Untitled (http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304679404579459233064277204?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304679404579459233064277204.html) - RT @lcongdon: It's not just instant replay: How baseball is becoming more like football
- If you back a Kickstarter project that sells for $2 billion, do you deserve to get rich? | The Verge - RT @rUv: If you back a Kickstarter project that sells for $2 billion, do you deserve to get rich? < NO.
- Twitter / HowardMortman: Roger Sterling using an iPhone? ... - RT @poniewozik: It's like midcentury cyberpunk MT @HowardMortman: Roger Sterling using an iPhone? Not just an internet meme anymore.