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Jonathan Quail
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Software Engineer at AbeBooks
Software Engineer at AbeBooks

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Defiance is a really interesting concept.  To take a game and a TV show - and then intertwine their stories so aspects of one bleed into the other is really interesting.  And it works.  While the game (graphically and functionally) has it's glitches, it is really fun.  The TV show as well is really good.  Looking forward to seeing what they do with the MMO between now and when Season 2 starts. 

Edit: Original link didn't work - here is the proper link: http://www.polygon.com/2013/10/15/4840776/defiance-producers-getting-the-hang-of-things-for-season-2
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I moved a bunch of domains from GoDaddy today. NameCheap has (so far) raised over $55,000 for the Electronic Frontier Foundation to fight SOPA. Switch to NameCheap and use the code "SOPAsucks" for cheap transfer, free whois-guard (for 1 year), and they upped their donation to $2 to the EFF for every transfer.
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Great news for Victoria!
Very cool, a major Microsoft game studio opening in Victoria. Nice to see another good option for local high tech employees, and it should draw some more talent to Victoria.

http://www.timescolonist.com/life/Microsoft+game+Victoria+studio/5794848/story.html
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When are companies going to realize you can't throw all your services up into "the cloud" and expect it to instantly be scalable/elastic. If it wasn't for EC2 - these companies would have their servers in multiple datacenters. However they throw them all in a single availability zone in EC2 (aka - a single data center).

And it was the same companies that went down a few months ago when a single AZ was affected. Guess they didn't learn the first time!

Here's a tip: Try a couple of instances in a second AZ (or even a different Region) and throw a load balancer in front of them. There problem solved. I'll send you my bill.
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Had to share this image - too funny!
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Not sure which of the CreationFest bands I'm most looking forward to seeing...TobyMac, Skillet, Red, TFK, David Crowder, Newsboys, Switchfoot...
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