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 [...]
Entries Tagged as 'contingency planning'
by Jay Heiser | January 4, 2013 | 1 Comment
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 [...]
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.