Category Archives: cloud

SSL Is Broken, Time to Fix It

For a long time, I have felt that SSL/TLS – the protocol that secures your communications with Web sites, mail servers and most everything across the Internet –  is broken. It is broken to the point that it is fundamentally insecure, except … Continue reading

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Does Open-Source Increase the Value of Talent?

For the last few weeks, I have been trying to unravel the connection between the value of talent and open-source. Inevitably, some products have a high level of importance but few people who truly understand it. This creates high demand with low … Continue reading

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Why Customers Agree to Open-Source

Why do customers agree to open-source work I do? In the past, we have discussed the benefits of open-sourcing your own software: Reputation Recruiting Contributions Recently, I had the pleasure of walking half an hour from a Tokyo train station … Continue reading

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Continuous Everything

Earlier this week, a really smart architect and I were evaluating various methods for managing software code changes, bug fixes, releases and major features. We both were in agreement with the primary direction, a popular one in nimble companies. Have a primary … Continue reading

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Open Source Business Models

Sometimes I am amazed by open source software… even as I contribute to it. The largest repository of public open-source projects, GitHub, has over 35MM repositories in it. Granted, some large percentage of those are private, and therefore closed-source, but … Continue reading

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Why the Internet of Things Is So Vulnerable

It seems every day there is another article about how “vulnerable” the Internet of Things (IoT) is. Here are two choice excerpts from the last year: “Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway,” Wired, 21st July 2015 “Security Researcher … Continue reading

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An Electric Engine Doesn’t Make it Cloud

I loved the Tesla shareholders meeting, for the same reason I love it when VCs write posts about “all the investments we passed on and regretted later.” Bessemer Venture Partners even has a page dedicated to its “Anti-Portfolio.” Fortune magazine called … Continue reading

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Internet of Iotas

From the Cambridge Dictionary of English: iota (n.) – an extremely small amount From the Wikipedia: Internet of Things (IoT) – the network of physical objects—devices, vehicles, buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity that enables these objects to collect and exchange data. … Continue reading

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The Real ROI of Cloud

Is hard return on investment all there is? In exploring business (and tech) projects, we have a tendency to think about the immediate, quantifiable ROI. Yet, there are times when the soft costs or other benefits outweigh any measurable ROI, and … Continue reading

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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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