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Archive for June, 2008

Congrats, TechcrunchIT

Posted by on June 29th, 2008

Congrates to Nik and Steve at TechCrunchIT for their first week online, and thanks for the additional mention in the recent TechCrunch post. I feel oh so web-2.0 now. Lots of work being done this week on researching message queues, software, writing presentations for eLine, and slowly working my way out of the last job. […]

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A history lesson.

Posted by on June 25th, 2008

Velocity was great. Today’s best talks were on Puppet, and EUCALYPTUS, both methods for automatically setting up, configuring, and deploying systems. Now, a couple of computer history lessons for you, lest you believe that all of the fancy, state-of-the-art talks at Velocity were not built on the backs of giants: History of programming languages, in […]

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Thanks, twitter followers.

Posted by on June 24th, 2008

Oh man, can you believe this? So many followers, so quickly. Thanks for the love!

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Velocity Ignite!

Posted by on June 24th, 2008

Velocity (day one) went amazingly well. Again, let me thank Jesse for dinner and the chance to speak there. Part way through the day I got caught up in a bit of a media circus, but I survived. I finally got to meet Steve Gillmor, even if he had a camera shoved in my face. […]

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Day one, Velocity…

Posted by on June 23rd, 2008

I made it to Velocity around lunch as I was dealing with work business, but so far it’s been pretty decent. Thanks to Jesse Robbins for the invite to speak this evening at Ignite, and for access to the conference. The day opened (for me, at least) with the Measuring Performance presentation. The general takeaway […]

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Speaking at Ignite Velocity

Posted by on June 21st, 2008

I am speaking at Ignite Velocity (which is part of the O’Rellly velocity conference). I’ll be giving a short presentation on Scaling sites for adult hosting, which will cover technical and operations aspects of building sites to scale for video. I’ll post up slides shortly.

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