A Plugfest is a gathering of geeks; an opportunity for developers from different organizations to get together and throw virtual snowballs at one another’s products to see what breaks. Plugfests are supposed to be fun, but also productive. Participants learn … Continue reading
Once more unto the Storage Developer Conference This was the 10th anniversary year for the SDC. It also marked my 15th anniversary as a Samba Team member and my 16th year attending what was originally known as “the CIFS Conference”.
Geeks like to gather together in large groups, sort of like schools of fish or herds of four-legged grass-eating cheetah snacks. Perhaps it’s a primordial instinct. Perhaps we feel safer that way. Perhaps that’s why we go to conferences.
We’ve known for years that the United States is working hard to fall way behind in international broadband access rankings. In my home state of Minnesota, we are witness to a live demonstration of the process that fuels our precipitous … Continue reading
I just wanted to upgrade an app on my Android ‘phone, but Google wouldn’t let me. When I tried, I ran into a roadblock backed by a phalanx of lawyers with their swords drawn. What should have been a simple … Continue reading
jCIFS Finds a Niche in the Smartphone Ecosystem If a “dog year” is equivalent to six or seven human years, then a “smartphone year” is pushing thirty. Smartphones age quickly—faster than dogs and much faster than humans—but smartphone dotage has … Continue reading
A boomerang business trip brought me to San Jose California last week to talk to a very cool company about some very interesting projects. I was in town overnight, so they put me up at the Hotel Sierra. Very swanky, … Continue reading
I came across this video via LinkedIn and TechChrunch. It was produced by Ericsson, a company that is celebrating its 135th birthday today.
As of Thursday, October 13th, the traffic lights in Minneapolis were still having trouble. On Sunday, Oct. 9th, a transformer blew out and brought down the computer that runs the Minneapolis traffic lights. Timers in the street kicked in to … Continue reading
The 2011 SNIA SDC: Storage Developers Circus The annual Storage Developers Conference is kind of like a five-ring circus. There are way too many tracks to follow, all going on at once and all interesting to varying degrees to varying … Continue reading