Jay Heiser

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That Christmas Kindle has Strings Attached

by Jay Heiser  |  January 4, 2013  |  1 Comment

We’ve recently moved house, and my collection of books, many of them heavily marked up with multi-colored highlights, Post-Its, and bookmarks, remains something of a storage issue.  Over the last several months, I’ve been experimenting with digital books on an iPad.  There’s a lot to be said both for and against services like Amazon’s Kindle […]

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Electrical Fragility

by Jay Heiser  |  October 30, 2012  |  1 Comment

Preparing for Sandy’s imminent arrival, I didn’t fill up any bathtubs with water, but I did charge up all the phones, tablets, and MiFis in the house. Frankenstorm didn’t end up having a huge impact on my part of the country, and we never suffered a prolonged power outage.  My son, holed up in his […]

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Utility Computing Still Needs Emergency Power

by Jay Heiser  |  May 3, 2011  |  Comments Off

We can’t just appropriate the positive aspects of the utility computing model and ignore the risk ramifications. Diesel generators are the contingency for power failure, but backup clouds are not always so simple.

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