Archive For June, 2012

Boogie Down

By | June 30, 2012

Tweet Alicia Bridges – I love the night life 1978 – YouTube. Seeing the musician for a song that I’ve heard (and danced to) many a time is a little odd – like seeing a movie after reading the book. Van McCoy – Do The Hustle – 1975 – YouTube. Then we have a visual […]

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Succulent Tapestry

By | June 30, 2012

Tweet Plant Lust. Whether naturally occurring or deliberately created (for example, ‘living walls’ such as the Succulent Cube at the 2010 SF Garden Show) plants can form beautiful living tapestries.  The springtime display offered by the naturalized shrubs on the embankment of the west side of the DC Beltway (near Annandale, VA) caused me to […]

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SOA on a Cloudy Day

By | June 29, 2012

Tweet Long live SOA in the cloud era | Application development – InfoWorld. Andrew Oliver makes good points about the dependency of SOA strategy success on executive management support, the preference of IT departments for technology rather than strategy solutions, and the lack of cloud integration standards; but these do not logically support his argument […]

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Sponsored Street Art?

By | June 29, 2012

Tweet Philadelphia Museum of Art – On View : Current Exhibitions. Does a protest song become merely a song when “the man” pays for it?  Is graffiti art still legitimate when it’s created for a gallery showing?  And likewise should the public art installation currently on view on the exterior of the Philadelphia Museum of […]

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Scientific management and Cloud

By | June 26, 2012

Tweet What is scientific management? definition and meaning. The theory of scientific management can be applied to cloud management – in particular the notion of basing wages on productivity (in the factories the productivity measurement was the piece-rate) instead of hours worked.

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Photography Tips

By | June 25, 2012

Tweet From a column by Anne Burke in the July 2012 issue of Via magazine: “In direct sunlight, use forced-flash mode to eliminate facial shadows”. Have the camera ready before you ask people to pose.  If your (digital) camera has an action photo option (an option to take photos so long as the button is […]

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More on 2012 Amazon outages

By | June 25, 2012

Tweet 2012 June 29 Outage: No Excuse Storms Should Not Take Down Your Cloud. – InfoWorld – 2012 July 3 Amazon Cloud Goes Down Friday Night, Taking Netflix, Instagram and Pinterest With It. – Forbes – 2012 June 30 As David Linthicum observes in InfoWorld, data center operators need to practice disaster recovery scenarios.  You […]

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Business Performance

By | June 23, 2012

Tweet Cloud Business Performance Cloud Producers 2012 June PEG: Refer to: 2011_SaaS_Benchmarking_Report.pdf (application/pdf Object), a useful business performance benchmarks for publicly traded SaaS Producers.  However, there is no differentiation between SaaS Producers (on the basis of dominant operating monetization strategy and the consequent primary value proposition and/or investor expectations with regards to risk/reward and profit […]

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Basic Software Tools

By | June 21, 2012

Tweet The Open Office word processor does not readily appear to have the formatting capabilities of Lotus Word Pro – or of Microsoft Word.

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