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Anecdotally, there does seem to be a general increase in interest around podcasting. I do listen a fair bit. (But mostly in the car; if I didn't drive much I probably wouldn't.)
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As usual, Adrian Cockcroft has smart things to say in this interview. The whole thing is worth reading but this comment on the pace of change particularly struck me for a couple of reasons.
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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This is a piece I wrote that discusses some of the connections between containers and other emerging technology areas.
Containerisation is taking IT automation to a new level - here's what you need to know
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Only a fairly small subset of my photos are on Google. (And I don't fully understand how some of the older ones on Google got there.) But I was seriously impressed by the facial recognition as well. It correctly identified decades-old pictures of family members.
Last week, Google released a new photo app for storage and searching that gives users a rare and incredible glimpse into how much information computers can derive from our photos.
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I am impressed with the Google Photos offering as well. I think this is another good move by Google to attract a big chunk of loyalists who love photography and storing photos on online storage services.
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"For many years, the French writer Guy de Maupassant insisted on eating lunch every day at the restaurant in the Eiffel Tower. The reason, he explained, was simple: the restaurant offered the only spot in Paris where he could look out and not have to see the Eiffel Tower.
Such a thought may come to mind when sitting on the bank of couches overlooking the Hudson River from the fifth floor of the new downtown home of the Whitney Museum of American Art. With uninterrupted panoramic views through eighteen-foot-high floor-to-ceiling windows, sixty feet above the West Side Highway, one cannot help but feel a sense of awe at watching the sun arch over the passing ships, illuminating the buildings on the opposite shore and sweeping across America unfurling to the west. But the greatest satisfaction of these front-row seats may come from the knowledge that, unlike those people on the streets and sidewalks and ships below, or the museum-goers behind us, from here we may look out and never see the new Whitney Museum of American Art."
On the new Whitney Museum, designed by Renzo Piano.
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A Google Movie Awesome from a trip to Beal Island this past weekend. Just the footage from my iPhone though. 
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My containers and microservices talk from DevOps Summit in NYC last week.
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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+Daniel Dumitriu I think there are a number of reasons why containers are suddenly "the thing" now. A big one is that we've moved (at least for new-style workloads) to relatively homogeneous scale out infrastructures that match up well with containers. (Whereas VMs were more oriented toward heterogeneous OS environments as existed at the time.) Another reason is that we use "containers" as shorthand but it's really a whole ecosystem of package management, orchestration, etc. that has grown up as  part of (often open source-based) web-scale buildups.
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In spite of their popularity at some Web "unicorns" like Netflix, microservices are still in their infancy. In this podcast, Red In spite of their popularity at some Web "unicorns" like Netflix, microservices are still in their infancy. In this podcast, Red Hat's Mark Lamourine shares his experiences to date with microservices in addition to offering his take on recent discussions about the best way to get started.Hat's Mark Lamourine shares his experiences to date with microservices in addition to offering his take on recent discussions about the best way to get started.
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In a way it's remarkable that the Internet has been able to be adapted as well as it has for such a different environment than when it getting started.
Scientists worried about intruders and military threats, but they didn’t anticipate that the network’s users would attack one another.
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My writeup from yesterday's MassTLC IoT event at Bentley.
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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To a first approximation this is pretty much what happened with GigaOm as well. The situation seems to have been more complicated there—especially with respect to their research business—but that was another case of “They have how many employees??"
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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My writeup from MIT Sloan CIO Symposium yesterday. Digital disruption, two-speed IT, and automation.
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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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