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Personal profile: Cloud Strategy / Infrastructure
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Tech: Layer 1-7 design, implementation, fix, teardown, repeat.

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    Enterprise Technology Architecture, 2015 - present
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    Cloud / Infrastructure, 2005 - 2015
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Hi, the edit from +Jeff Kz seems to be restricted to Google approval, but I will list it here anyway.
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I don't know why. Look at this edit, https://goo.gl/SSjZkW it is still pending also.
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Great 20 minute video on vendor / technology lock in. I added a cheat sheet in the comments. 
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Interesting show, though it was too bad about the intermittent audio dropouts. Just the nature of the good old Internet with a nice live demo of transient network partitions for delay sensitive traffic.  ;)

Best parts:
-Kyle's thinking about taking academic work on distributed systems and translating the concepts to actionable code for the masses
-code language decisions
-Kyle mentioning he's approaching from a Physics, not CS background

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Interesting interview with useful questions, though the interview brings up a zillion other issues:
--what's the intersection of the mainframe IT Walmart world and the Walmart Lab world?
--if the seasonal/peak loads were handled by the in-place hardware, what load was shed, if any? If no load was shed or deferred by Workload Manager, does that mean the CPU is oversized for median work?
--are the disks flash?
--what percentage of transactions are committed to legacy IMS? DB2? The roll your own DB?
--who evaluated the corporate risk of using a roll your own DB in prod? How does it handle consistency and availability?
--what's the drill down meaning of "no failures"? No transaction failures? No hardware failures? No network failures (seems unlikely)? How was this evaluated?
--all content caching is handled at the mainframe level, so no CDN at edges?
--where is HTTPS handled?
--what's the average age of the people working on mainframe, especially IMS?
--How does Walmart decide what apps to put on mainframe, tailored for CICS, and which for somewhere else?
--are apps passing messages between mainframe and non mainframe using some MQ tech? What is it?
--what's the code base? Is it changing?
--what's the strategy for handling technical debt?
--how often do they deploy code to prod?
--[and so on]

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I miss it ........
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Use of "Phumi"
For a long time I have been adding names to villages in Southeast Asia generally without "Phumi" in Cambodia or "Ban" in Lao. I adopted this convention because the map got crowded with the additional word in some locations.

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Some countries, they just omit "VILLAGE". +Pich Viras should be able to find official doc from "Ministry of Land Management Urban Planning and Construction" ?
http://goo.gl/s8O8yV

This doc is prepared by Mr. Ith Sotha : http://goo.gl/W3a15k
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+Sovann Heng +Samoun EL  Hi, I am starting to map roads in the east, near the Vietnam border.

For years I have been mapping long roads that go from village to village in remote areas as Regional Highways, even if they are unpaved and one lane. Let me know if you have questions about any of my additions.
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Hi +Richard Hintz, nice to see you here. I saw many roads in Cambodia was mapped by you. Wonderful done (Y)! I just start behind you, I map places, roads and fixing or edit in that time too. I face with many intersections that wrong linked to road segment, multi intersections in short road line. I've tried to reduce the intersection as much as I can.
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Some links for OpenStack security projects that I didn't see elsewhere:
--Barbican - REST API designed for the secure storage, provisioning and management of secrets https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Barbican --Anchor - an ephemeral PKI system built to enable cryptographic trust in OpenStack services https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Security/Projects/Anchor --castellan - Generic Key Manager interface for OpenStack https://github.com/openstack/castellan --Bandit - OpenStack security linter for Python https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Security/Projects/Bandit

Around 18:43 Bryan mentions the objective of getting a secure OpenStack for free. The naive hope would be for the project, not a value added vendor, to provide a secure OpenStack distro, with long term support, with enough function to perform "enterprise" computing. (I said it was naive.)

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A few, now somewhat stale, thoughts on datacenter selection criteria Some criteria Microsoft uses more than 35 factors in selecting locations. Power availability Power cost,"Availability of fiber networks," "Proximity to end-users,"   Water availability Wat...
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These posters are extremely cool. But there’s no way I’d visit any of these planets. That poster and two others for the exoplanets Kepler-186f and HD 40307g were created by artist David Delgado and NASA visual strategists Dan Goods and Joby Harris. I love the retro feel to them! I’ll...
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Useful video, but the background music is really distracting. Please edit it out.
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Short drive to this fairly interesting vista with some placards showing notable landmarks in view. Note that the climb to the vista point from the parking lot may be taxing for some. Worth the short drive.
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Great alternative for cheaper gas than closer to Springdale/Zion. Adjacent to supermarket with cheaper food than further upcountry, too.
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Update: Normally I go to Gordo's, occasionally Cactus. Picante is sometimes a bit too "Berkeley" for me. Stopped by here for a lunch, though. Still pretty Berkeley, filled with aging hipsters. Burrito is better than I remembered, though significantly more expensive than, say, Gordo's on Solano or College. They bring it to your table now. Anyway, I'll try it more often when in the area. Original, 2011: Food's ok, but I personally like Gordo's better. Picante has better selection.
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