I'm very thrilled to share the news that Corkbin is now officially part of Hello Vino. Rick Breslin and I had been collaborating since I started Corkbin in 2010. I couldn't be more thrilled to be joining the Hello Vino team
Another favorite session at SXSW 2011.
Former entrepreneur, current investor and innovation community leader Charlie O'Donnell will discuss five different patterns of failure often seen in startups that don't make it. It will cover how entrepreneurs can derisk their ideas, maintain momentum, and take advantage of opportunities early on in a company's life cycle. Patterns of failure include: 1) Failure to zero in on a sector's most pressing pain point.
Cloud computing concept is transforming the IT industry and shaping the IT service delivery into a pay-as-you-grow model. Here's a whitepaper from Cisco on Cisco-powered "network clouds". Thought I'd share some keypoints / highlights...
The etherspace has been busy with highlights, tips, and expectations of VMWorld 09 taking place at the Moscone center in SF starting August 31. I'd like to chime in and highlight technology areas that I'll be focusing on while I'm there next week. Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Cisco's entry into the server computing realm by providing a platform that unifies network, compute, storage access, and virtualization resources. A "wall of UCS" at VMWorld will showcase 16 racks containing 64 chassis, 512 blades, 4096 cores, & 24 TB of memory. This is where the VMWorld labs are run out of and it is expected that ~1500 users will be accessing the UCS systems at any given time through VMware View.
Earlier this week I read on NY Times about the GPS run craze sweeping through the running community and wondered if there's an iPhone app that tracked your GPS coordinates and "drew" them for you to upload to sites like gpsdrawing.com. I found the following apps that sort of accomplishes that. Trails - Primarily designed to record maps while hiking, on bike trips or while jogging directly on your iPhone. InstaMapper's GPS Tracker - Periodically uploads iPhone's GPS coordinate to a website to be shared w/ other people. Neither application does exactly what I'm envisioning. So here goes idea #1 for today's blog... and that is an iPhone application that basically tracks your GPS coordinates and plots its movements over a period of time, producing a "drawing". Sort of a fun / waste-your-time application that can be applied to running, hiking, roadtripping.
As simple as it is to create a video and share it with the world (aka screencasting), I feel that technology for creating a recording of one's desktop interactions (combined with audio) is still somewhat limited. Camtasia is probably the better known desktop/screen recording application. However it only works on Windows. Same goes for the open-source Camstudio. I did find a couple screen recording tools for the Mac.
Encryption of files on a server is often the last gate in keeping unauthorized users from gaining access to sensitive data. File-level encryption is prevalent with tools like PGP. Unfortunately file-level encryption still exposes the OS structure of a server to the hacker. Plus, managing the encryption/decryption of individual files can be expense from a system resource perspective. An alternative would be to encrypt the entire file system and perform the encryption/decryption at the file system level on the fly.
Here's a different approach on using DNS to distribute users across multiple email servers. Load Balancing Email