New Year 2010 on Ulitzer
In an effort to save a lot of pain and suffering for those people who don’t
want to read an incredibly long blog post, I have a nice little summary
table. The predictions run the gamut of my personal and professional
interests, so they may not be 100% interesting to all people.
99% of All Decade Lists That Come This Year Will Be Wrong Twitter Will Become
A Footnote Real Time Has Had It’s Time Interest Rates Will Begin To Rise
Housing Prices Being To Stall And Then Fall Jorge Lorenzo Will Win MotoGP
World Championship Netbook Market Disappears Apple’s Disdain For Developers
Will Reach A Tipping Point ChromeOS Proves To Be Another Of Google’s
Failures The Final Season Of Lost Will Not Be Seen Foundations For The Repeal
Of Sarb-Ox The Venture Business, As We Know It, Is Dead Oil Trading Draws
Legislative Scrutiny Windows Mobile 7 Will Impress ... (more)
Brandon Watson's "Many Niches" Blog
What happens when your cloud provider has multiple datacenters and has the
ability to move your code around based on their need (read: not your need)?
One thing that any enterprise IT buyer knows how to say is “who’s throat
do I choke?” When you have a composited application, who exactly are you
going to be calling? The cloud providers have yet to address the myriad of
problems which can, and will, arise.
Just when you thought it was safe to start thinking about putting together
all of those services into a composite app, the dreaded siren cal... (more)
There’s been a new round of noise in what I like to call the “What is the
Cloud?” discussion. It never ceases to amaze me that so many people seem
stuck on this one question, despite the fact that having an answer to it is
not the asset people seem to think it is. The cloud is evolving, with or
without us, and is doing so based on the needs and demands of developers.
So it was with some amusement that I caught wind of the “secret” open
cloud manifesto being circulated to some of the top companies. My boss has
posted the Microsoft stance on the open cloud manifesto, and I wanted... (more)
It’s Friday, and it’s sunny out here in Seattle, which means that no work
will get getting done. In lieu of work, I did some digging with my contacts
on the interwebs, and it turns out there is are a couple of screen grabs of
the new Chrome OS floating around out there. I like how Google is taking
their minimalist design philosophies for their search engine and applying it
to their OS.
At the very least, you can expect that the UI for the OS won’t change for
10 years, that the OS will work only about 80% of the time (the other 20%
it’s will be working on some personal project... (more)
Last week was a big traffic week for me. I had a trifecta of posts that
happened to pull in a bunch of traffic, which turned me into a stats addict.
In looking at the log files, I wanted to see where the search traffic was
coming from and the associated search terms. There was one that caught my
eye, and I would love to know who this person is. The query was:
declined because of sat score pe firm
“pe firm” means Private Equity firm. So this person thinks they got
declined from a PE firm because of their SAT score? I am going to go out on
a limb and say the SAT score had not... (more)