Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Writing Life: A Poem from Billy Collins

Advice to Writers Even if it keeps you up all night, wash down the walls and scrub the floor of your study before composing a syllable. Clean the place as if the Pope were on his way. Spotlessness is the … Continue reading

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Evolution of the Cloud: An Interactive Infographic Just found a wonderful infographic that captures the evolution of that most-nebulous computing concept, the “cloud.” Well done, Symantec. Look at the year 2008: Eucalyptus comes on the scene. (I know, I know: … Continue reading

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What is Cloud Computing? Yeah, what the hell IS cloud computing, anyway? When I first met the folks at Eucalyptus, they were talking about “private clouds” and “hybrid clouds” and other foolishness. I was working at Amazon Web Services and … Continue reading

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Harvard?

The Crimson broke my bracket in this year’s tourney. What the heck? I am officially the laughingstock at work now. That has nothing to do with Harvard though.

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Minimalist Documentation: How about a Haiku?

At Eucalyptus, we’re about to go through a documentation content audit. One of the goals of this audit is to see where we need to rewrite our content more concisely. When done well, concise content makes for easier understanding, and … Continue reading

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