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Hell’s Kitchen

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Seems like a “Cloud Orchestration” storm is a brewing out there:  Here are some of the links I have seen in regards to Chef and Puppet. Is anybody else confused about Chef ? Chef: Suck on my chocolate salty balls Can you smell what the Puppet is cookin’? configuration management with chef announced Opscode announces Chef, [...]

A Ruby MapReduce Framework

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Skynet Skynet is an open source Ruby implementation of Google’s MapReduce framework, created at Geni. With Skynet, one can easily convert a time-consuming serial task, such as a computationally expensive Rails migration, into a distributed program running on many computers.

Cloud’s Who Do Rails

Friday, June 6th, 2008

I recently put a short list of Rails based cloud vendors together for a family member and I thought I would share the list on this blog… Here are some of those Rails specific cloud vendors… Heroku MorphExchange   Here are some full service cloud vendors that also do rails… Rightscale Mosso (not Amazon based) Open Source EC2onRails

I’m Telling You … About this guy…

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Twitter: Don’t blame Ruby, blame Scoble Good article about Twitter, Ruby and the new kind of startup issues a company can have.

I need to make sure I GIT off the stage in good time tonight – Ruby Meetup

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Yuk Yuk… I am giving a Cloud Talk presentation tonight at Georgia Tech immediatly followed by a presentation about GIT. I am reasonably certain that a few folks will want me to GIT off the stage in good time. At the very least, I should have a good audio recording of the presentation, and, if [...]

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