Friday, May 19, 2017

One of the downsides of having those awesome ocean views, I guess


Just another reason why I fired my general contractor...

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Lunar footprint, or the base rock for our new brick patio...

Monday, May 1, 2017

Charlotte Anne Galloway, b. May 1, 2017 02:18 AM PST

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

AWS re:Invent 2013 Summary

ILM sent me to the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this year. It was interesting for a number of reasons, but I did feel as though I were being pitched something quite a lot of the time, if I hadn't already drunk the AWS kool-aid that is. I'm pretty sold on the value-add of this service (for example, I use it for most of my new web projects already and will be transitioning old projects off of Linode soon).

I think it's brilliant of Amazon to have found a way to subsidize the infrastructure of their core business (i.e. amazon.com).  There were presentations from many SMBs, but the largest were probably Netflix and Yelp. It's just a matter of time before the ROI for enterprise level clients makes it feasible to move everything to AWS, or possibly a competing service from IBM, Google or Rackspace. Walking around the expo space, it's clear a whole new industry around cloud-based services and monitoring is also emerging.

Here are some slides that cover some of the things I learned while there: