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We all know those white rectangles that you can write on and recycle are made of "paper". If someone came out with a product called "paper 2", everyone would know it's just a gimmick.

When Microsoft came out with Microsoft SQL server, though, few people knew that Oracle had been using the SQL language in its database for a decade before Microsoft even entered the market. Ask 10 CEOs today what SQL is, and 9 of them will say it's a Microsoft database product. Microsoft took advantage of public ignorance to skirt around the spirit of IP law.

Now, ask 10 people on the street if they've ever heard of Linux, how much it costs, or who owns it, and you'll likely find it's not a very well-known thing, either. That's why Amazon naming a product "Linux 2" pisses me off. They're most certainly preying on ignorance, and they'll fall back to a cutesy argument that it's just a variant if someone calls them out on it.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/amazon-released-linux-software-that-runs-on-corporate-servers-2018-1#ampshare=http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-released-linux-software-that-runs-on-corporate-servers-2018-1
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DevOps is the application of Lean Manufacturing principles to IT, and I highly recommend this well-written book on the subject.
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Facebook did something to their site lately that's causing my Chromebook to spin pretty hard. Somebody should write a social networking website that loads on Lynx.
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Google Cloud gives you SSH access to your new VM right from your browser window using their own browser-based SSH client. This means you don't even need to set up a private key. They make that part much easier than Azure, although I think Microsoft has Google beat on the tidiness of the infrastructure portal.
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I'm switching to FreeBSD to give it a shot on my home computer. One surprising feature available when compiling your system from source is the ability to configure sudo to insult you on failure. All you have to do is enable it in the build options. That's funny as hell to me, and it reflects the fun spirit of open source software that actually predates commercial software.

I'm also enabling CPU-specific optimizations on gpm.

I'm still configuring. Let's see what other fun stuff I find.
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I just saw a statistic that 70 to 80 percent of service interruptions are caused by changes. It makes sense, but it's also eye-opening because it shows the real business need for change management. It's a concrete answer to accusations of unnecessary red tape.

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