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Dreamhost was getting really slow lately (the server was under a load of 11–12 constantly). So I decided to get a my own VPS (Virtual Private Server) again. I chose Slicehost because I’ve been hearing good things about them and because they’re cheap ($20/month). I got 256mb RAM and 10G of space, and because it’sContinue reading “Moved to Slicehost!”
The nice thing about a big shift like moving from desktop applications to web applications is that you get to reinvent a lot of stuff. Things that have been around in desktop applications and operating systems forever are reinvented for the web and people get excited about it. Over two and a half years agoContinue reading “Reinventing the Wheel Attempt 2: Web Plugins”
I’ve been playing around with different virtualization programs lately. When I was running OS X I tried Parallels and VMWare fusion. Now that I’m running Linux I tried VMWare Server and Player. They all work well, but VirtualBox blew me away. VirtualBox is free and it has the seamless feature (where you can have windowsContinue reading “VirtualBox… I’m impressed!”
I’m a long-time user of JungleDisk,the software that allows you to access your Amazon S3 space as if it were a hard drive. During their beta period were free, but now they charge a small amount. They keep improving their software and truly are committed to offer a multi-platform solution. They now offer a versionContinue reading “Jungle Disk Plus”
Whenever I talk to people while they are e-mailing and their e-mail client crashes or misbehaves they ask me what I use for mail. “Gmail” I say. “Ah,” and they silently assume I’m one of those people who use a web-based mailer because I’m one from the “hotmail” generation. Those who are not even awareContinue reading “Why I Use Gmail”
Everything has to end. For those who didn’t read IT Conservative, feel free to browse the archives. I had a good time writing it. But there’s simply not enough time.
Amazon is about to launch it’s super-scalable database web service, SimpleDB. This is supposed to be the missing link in their great storage service and virtual server service. Looking forward to play with it. Amazon is now offering a great package for small companies who want to launch (web 2.0) applications on the web. YouContinue reading “Amazon’s new SimpleDB”
BoingBoing (and many others): “W00t is Meriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for 2007”: Voters at Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year 2007 poll have chosen“w00t” as 2007’s most iconic word. M-W says that the word is a gamer’sacronym for “we own the other team,” but I’m inclined to thing thatthat’s a backronym, a back-formed acronym createdContinue reading “This Saddens Me”