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Posts from Date:   2011-8

Hurricane Hype?

by Jay Heiser  |  August 29, 2011

After days of constant media and social networking attention, and after stern warnings from governors of multiple states, Irene has had the bad graces to spread herself so thinly that nothing truly dramatic happened (well, other than the several dozen people who have died, the several dozen houses that have been knocked over, the disappearance […]

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Quake demonstrates value of old technology

by Jay Heiser  |  August 25, 2011

Tuesday afternoon, I was using my cell phone on a conference call when my chair started hopping up and down.  I never lost my phone connections, but text messages were delayed and even an hour after the quake, co-workers were reporting difficulties in phoning me.  Unsurprisingly after such an unusual event, people wanted to talk […]

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For want of a nail, the cloud was lost

by Jay Heiser  |  August 10, 2011

A common natural disaster strikes, the high availability mechanisms don’t work, a recovery mechanism turns out to be broken, and fixing it takes a long time….because it is a cloud.

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I give up: the spammers win

by Jay Heiser  |  August 1, 2011

The big hacks make the news, but its the constant barrage of low-level anonymous attack that represents the larger social and economic cost.

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