June 2010

I was hoping for a decent vCloud vs. AWS discussion. Instead we get this piece of self-serving non$en$e from BlueLock: http://bit.ly/dd19Dw # How Rackspace's API compares to Amazon's EC2 – http://bit.ly/apOqSn (via @rackcloud). Self-serving, of course, but not offensively so. # Buyers beware: Security is a relative term now a days. #structureconf (via @krishnan) <…

Read More The week's twitterings – 2010-06-27

I’m heading off again tomorrow – SFO-HKG, then the ferry to Shekou, and a taxi to the Huawei campus in Shenzhen. I’m trying to pack light, with no camera and no books (except for Kindle books on my iPad). No toiletries – I can get them cheaper in Shenzhen. I’ll take my laptop, iPad and…

Read More Who would have thought that flying to China would become routine?

Via Michael Cohen, here’s the part of Article 88 of the Uniform Code which deals with insubordination: Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Transportation, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Territory, Commonwealth,…

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Long-winded but ultimately persuasive: the Tea Party as disillusioned nihilism: NYTimes: The Very Angry Tea Party http://nyti.ms/chZ2jq # Great lunch and discussion with @adrianco, @geoffarnold, @vdasan (via @RichardMcDougll) <The nucleus of the ex-Sun "Extinguished Engineers" # Booked next Shenzhen trip: June 26-July 3. Unlike my recent RTW, this is on @UnitedAirlines, SFO-HKG. Only middle seats…

Read More The week's twitterings – 2010-06-20

Via Andrew, this graph shows the US Incarceration Rate from 1880 to 2008: As the CEPR report cited in the original post points out, the financial cost of this absurd policy is astronomical. “[A] reduction by one-half in the incarceration rate of non-violent offenders” would save U.S. state and local governments at least $14.8B/year, and…

Read More Clear evidence of a nation that has gone stark staring mad