Archive for July, 2012

Migrating from Blogger (Google) to WordPress

With the sketchy nature of Google, I'm starting to decrease as many dependencies as I can from them. Starting with my blog. A part of it is just a technical test to find out how hard it would be to wean off of the free service. Overall, there's few - if...
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Why Rackspace is bad!

Fanatical support != Customer service, at all! Recently I've migrated a customer that's been on Rackspace for 6 years, and paying a handsome penny for it at that. The migration was to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and I sent a friendly reminder to the client to cancel the RS account (9...
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Why are we spending so much time refuting?

There's a nice juicy war going on in the 'data / web' sector, that seems more heated than I can remember. It essentially boils down to sensationalist claims from the likes of MongoDB and MemSQL, which in turn draw refuting remarks from industry professionals that are typically embedded with RDBMS technologies. The...
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Say goodbye to iGoogle. Boo!

In a clear effort to push Android and Chrome, Google is discontinuing iGoogle Nov, 2013.This announcement comes as an early 4th of July surprise from Google. It's getting really hard to trust Google with how they bait and switch, and kill projects I know are more popular than they even...
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Worthy of distribution: Your cell phone records

This is just too cool, and too perfect a testament for how you can derive a lot through data and social networking.Via the F-Secure labs blog: http://www.zeit.de/datenschutz/malte-spitz-data-retentionShows an extremely well put together example of combining a tidbit of privileged information with social networking and how this truly is a brave...
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