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Gordon Haff
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If you go in for tech bubble talk, the following comment from Stewart Butterfield sure makes things seem pretty frothy:

It’s pretty straightforward. I’ve been in this industry for 20 years. This is the best time to raise money ever. It might be the best time for any kind of business in any industry to raise money for all of history, like since the time of the ancient Egyptians. It’s certainly the best time for late-stage start-ups to raise money from venture capitalists since this dynamic has been around.

And as a board member and a C.E.O., I have a responsibility to our employees, to our customers. And as a fiduciary, I think it would be almost imprudent for me not to accept $160 million bucks for 5-ish percent of the company when it’s offered on favorable terms.

We don’t have an immediate use for that money. But it increases the value of our stock and can allow potential employees to take our offers, and it reinforces the perception for our larger customers that we’ll be around for the long haul. All of that stuff.
The corporate messaging start-up Slack raised $160 million at a $2.8 billion valuation. Stewart Butterfield, the company’s chief executive, discusses Silicon Valley’s easy-money moment.
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Good discussion. Kind of scary.
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"Since the very beginning, we’ve said that true portability only comes if you can trust the platform, which is why we’re deeply invested in two areas you rarely see others in the container space talk about: container content and security (“What’s inside my containers?”; “How can I know where this container originated?”; How do I know it is free from security and other issues?”), and container lifecycle (“Who will support and provide updates (including security) for my container years from now? “Who will ensure that container-to-host OS compatibility is maintained?”). These are the concerns that we hear great angst about from customers, and we cannot stress enough how critical both of these are for true enterprise adoption."
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Random SF pictures including "scenic" areas of Dogpatch.
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BTW, if you're not subscribing to The Platform's feed, why not?
The hyperscale giants can't wait for the IT industry to invent the technologies that they need for their own applications, but when the time is right an op
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Saw someone was fishing in the Quinapoxet River this morning from the rail trail.
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Good overview. RHCI brings together OpenStack/RHEV infrastructure, cloud management, and Linux management.
I’m often asked for a more in-depth overview of Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure (RHCI), Red Hat’s fully open source and integrated Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering. To that end I decided to write ...
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Nice job by Container Camp getting video from the event up quickly.
The community conference on software virtualization
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Oh-My-Vagrant, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, and more about configuration management.
This blog comments on a variety of technology news, trends, and products and how they connect. I'm in Red Hat's cloud product strategy group in my day job although I cover a broader set of topics here. This is a personal blog; the opinions are mine alone.
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Took a walking tour of Telegraph Hill this afternoon. Streets that are just steps. Large gardens. I'd watched up to Coit Tower before but had no idea the rest of this existed. 
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This blog comments on a variety of technology news, trends, and products and how they connect. I'm in Red Hat's cloud product strategy group in my day job although I cover a broader set of topics here. This is a personal blog; the opinions are mine alone.
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Pretty extreme example of not using inverted pyramid form. But, apparently, it was rather uncommon until the 1880s. http://www.scripps.ohiou.edu/mediahistory/mhmjour1-1.htm
On the night Abraham Lincoln was shot, April 14, 1865, Associated Press correspondent Lawrence Gobright scrambled to report from the White House, the streets of the stricken capital, and even from the blood-stained box at…
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Includes a couple of energy-related examples from Europe.
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    Cloud Evangelist, 2010 - present
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I'm in the cloud product strategy group at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, I wrote hundreds of research notes, was frequently quoted in publications like The New York Times on a wide range of IT topics, and advised clients on product and marketing strategies. Earlier in my career, I was responsible for bringing a wide range of computer systems, from minicomputers to large UNIX servers, to market while at Data General. Among other hobbies, I do a lot of photography and enjoy the outdoors.
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