By John | July 2, 2009
These are my links for July 1st from 08:08 to 09:37:
- ‘Mafiaboy’: Cloud Computing Will Cause Internet Security Meltdown – DarkReading – Notorious black-hat hacker warns that cloud-based computing will be "extremely dangerous," and explains how he got into hacking at age 15
- Malcolm Gladwell reviews Free by Chris Anderson: Books: The New Yorker – Malcolm Rocks!
- Twitter May Start Suing Companies That Use The Word "Tweet" – TechCrunch dug up an interesting email in which a Twitter API team support person asked a developer to stop using the word "tweet":
- Cisco Launches Services, Shows Off Its Hit List – Cisco today outlined its plans for delivering IT services over the web (aka cloud services), and as part of a conference call, showed off a great slide that illustrates exactly how many companies this former networking gear maker wants to take on.
- Outage for Rackspace Customers « Data Center Knowledge – Many sites hosted at Rackspace Hosting were offline this afternoon when the company’s data center in Grapevine, Texas lost power for about 45 minutes. Rackspace reported at 4:30 p.m. Eastern that it was “having an issue that is affecting part of our DFW data center.” Power was restored shortly after 5 p.m., but the company continued to manually bring up servers that did not restart properly when power was restored, a task that lasted well into the evening.
- Thinking Out Cloud: Ruby Developers: The Cloud Generation – In Evans Data Corp.'s first 2009 North American Development Trends Report, Joe McKendrick reports that Ruby usage has increased 40% during the past year. Darryl Taft of eWeek writes about the report:
- eHarmony.com describes how they use Amazon EC2 and MapReduce | High Scalability – This slide show presents eHarmony.com experience (one of the biggest dating sites out there) in using Amazon EC2 and MapReduce to scale their service.