So simple, smart: “While the Nest thermostat controls your entire home, the Arduino-based Ventix can be individualized to each room in your home or office.” (via An Energy Saving Air Vent In The Cloud Designed By A 13-Year-Old | TechCrunch)

So simple, smart: “While the Nest thermostat controls your entire home, the Arduino-based Ventix can be individualized to each room in your home or office.” (via An Energy Saving Air Vent In The Cloud Designed By A 13-Year-Old | TechCrunch)

Must take the kids here someday… Looks amazing.  (via Review of the Happy Magic Watercube Water Park, Beijing | Spot Cool Stuff: Travel)

Must take the kids here someday… Looks amazing. (via Review of the Happy Magic Watercube Water Park, Beijing | Spot Cool Stuff: Travel)

(Source: youtube.com)

Great talk by Google’s Rob Pike on Concurrency and #Golang.

(Source: vimeo.com)

Permacoin: Repurposing Bitcoin Work for Data Preservation

(Source: youtube.com)

This is why the future of the internet is immutable infrastructure.

This is why the future of the internet is immutable infrastructure.

(Source: blog.docker.com)

Awesome slide deck that communicates why I’ve been geeking out about Docker, and to a lesser degree, Ansible

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) are both infrastructure paradigms that each promised to reduce the operational complexity of IT infrastructure. They did the opposite. Ask your neighborhood CIO or CTO, and you will find out that software developers are spending increasing amounts of their time managing software deployments instead of writing software. Add to that the increasing frequency of change driven by Agile development processes, and the new technology complexity introduced by IaaS and PaaS, and you have identified the pain that will (finally) drive the adoption of containers as a de-facto means of deploying software.

Docker is symbolic of an emerging generation of developers that connect back-end systems with apps. Here’s why. We define the new stack as services on sophisticated and fast infrastructure. These types of new stacks are being built all over the world to do things that could never be done before.