Monthly Archives: April 2016

Docker and Browser – It’s All About Packaging

What do Docker containers have to do with Web browsers? Everything. Web browsers provide easy access to the digitized collective knowledge of the human race, political rants, serious applications and even silly kittens. However, it is important to understand why browsers … Continue reading

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Innovation in… Operating Systems?

For most of us – pretty much all of us – the way we use our operating system (OS) on our laptop is not that different from how we use it on our mobile or a system administrator uses it … Continue reading

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Surprising Efforts: Debug vs Test vs Fix

In the last article on serverless, I referenced the old ad in the New York City subways for a trade school. Their tagline was similar to, “technicians will always be needed, because things always will break.” We technologists are familiar – intimately … Continue reading

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Changing Tech, Changing Jobs: What Serverless Means for SysAdmins

The New York City Subway used to have ads above the seats for some trade school. The general thrust was, technicians always will be in need, because things always will break. What happens when employers no longer need to manage … Continue reading

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Dangers of Bimodal Budgeting

One of the hot words over the last few years has been “Bimodal IT”. I won’t go into a complete definition – let’s leave the people who make much money off of the idea to explain it. The short form is that … Continue reading

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