I just had occasion to search for a bunch of former colleagues on Facebook and LinkedIn. It was strange to see how many of them still show “Sun Microsystems” as their employer. It’s not that they are inactive on either site; they have been adding to their networks, and posting news and comments. Odd…..Read More I wonder when all those ex-Sun people will get around to changing their LinkedIn and Facebook affiliations
What does @openstack do to #vcloud? Ideally, force split between procedural and declarative layers; the latter should be API-neutral. # Every time I come to Baltimore for a standards meeting, I wind up watching baseball at Camden Yards. (Twice in 10 years, inc. tonight.) # Top of 3rd, Rays up 2-0, nobody out, bases loaded,…Read More The week's twitterings – 2010-07-25
Back in April I reviewed Christopher Hitchens’ memoir, “Hitch 22”. In my remarks, I focussed on the literary style and the content of the work, without offering any opinions about the positions which Hitchens has endorsed. Regular readers of my blog will know that I generally agree with him on the topic of religion, and…Read More Hitchens and skepticism
Check out @cloudbzz on "The Red Ocean of Cloud Infrastructure Stacks" http://bit.ly/dfmYZE # RT @trueslant My Dinner (and Drinks) with Christopher (Hitchens that is) – Michael Shermer – http://bit.ly/9jEhKh <audiobook sounds cool # Kate seems to think I've put too much garlic on the mushrooms I'm sautÃ©ing. I don't understand the phrase "too much garlic"……Read More The week's twitterings – 2010-07-18
When I first got my iPhone 4, I tried tethering via BlueTooth, but was unable to get the BT pairing to go through, so I forgot all about it. My 3G modem gives me all the coverage I want, and with my MacBook Air I can share the connection with my (WiFi-only) iPad. Today, however,…Read More Tethering
At the Shoreline Amphitheater SF Symphony pops+fireworks show. We've been here a year, but this is our first time at Shoreline. # Oh well; arguably Holland should have been down to 10 men from the very start (that boot in the chest). But 7 goals in 8 games? # Sorry, I meant 8 goals in…Read More The week's twitterings – 2010-07-11
Quote for the day: PZ discussing Bronowski’s wonderful TV series “The Ascent of Man”: A dead civilization is one that has stopped progressing, that ends that dynamism in the stasis of preservation and numbing reverence for the past â€” when a 2000 year old myth becomes the greatest knowledge worth knowing, we have abandoned the…Read More To look forward, or to retreat into the past?