We start the week with recode reporting on the news that Grooveshark is shutting down. This should not be terribly surprising, but it is disappointing. VentureBeat reports on the Tesla announcement about Tesla Energy and the new batteries for home and business. I can’t wait to see how this changes the industry. Lastly, Mozilla has… Read More Geek Reading May 4, 2015
Yes, this is yet another “OMG! GOOGLE MADE AN OS!” post. However, I am going to start very simply by pointing to something someone said shortly after Chrome was first released: One thing I did realize is that it is not in competition with Firefox or any other browser. This is competition directly aimed at… Read More (Not So) Shocking News, Google Announces Chrome OS
For years, developers and management alike have been stating that vendor lock-in is a bad thing. Obviously, being too dependent on one vendor can lead to complications if that vendor fails to deliver. Logically, this vendor lock-in question has been raised regarding cloud providers. A recent VentureBeat post sums up the problem nicely: Big corporations… Read More Why Are We Worried About Cloud Lock-In?
I have talked about the importance of backups before. With YackTrack, I had a planned maintenance outage extend due to database issues. Because I had a database backup, I was more willing to try “something risky”. Magnolia had backups but did not realize that the backups were corrupt or unusable. Prior to the holiday season,… Read More Do You Have A Backup Ready?