Monthly Archives: February 2016

Penny-Wise and Pound Foolish, Eh?

There is an old (obviously) English saying, warning people not to be “penny-wise and pound foolish.” As the main British currency is the pound, 1/100 of which is a penny, someone who is penny-wise and pound-foolish is someone who refuses to invest a small … Continue reading

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Ask Not What Technology Can Do For You…

At the Container Summit, I was speaking with a colleague at a booth, when a potential customer of his walked up and engaged in conversation. He asked an interesting question: How do I know if my software is ready for the cloud … Continue reading

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Put a Stake In Your Steering Wheel

When at the Container Summit, I heard a great (if somewhat perverse) line from Jacob Groundwater of New Relic. I liked it so much, I tweeted it out immediately: If you want people to drive slower, don’t give them an … Continue reading

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Lift and Shift

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending Container Summit NYC, arranged by the great folks at Joyent. The first speaker, Dave Bartoletti of Forrester, gave a broad overview of cloud computing – private and public – and container adoption. One of his … Continue reading

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Ad Blockers Are Good Signals

Are ad blockers good or bad? Does it depend for whom? Advertisers and content Web site owners are up in arms over ad-blockers. A report from August 2015 suggested that the industry lost $22 BN in revenue in 2015 due to ad-blockers. Yesterday I visited a news site on … Continue reading

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Decoupling Microsoft, or Free Your App

A few weeks ago, a colleague showed me a technology that was fascinating in and of itself, but the strategic ramifications are even greater. For those of you who are technically inclined, look at these links: https://hub.docker.com/r/microsoft/dotnet/ https://hub.docker.com/r/microsoft/aspnet/ https://github.com/aspnet/home These are, respectively, … Continue reading

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