Early SourceForge Developer Tim Perdue Passes Away

When Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO of Apple a few weeks ago, story after story read like the obituary of a life-changing visionary. There is no question the leadership of Steve Jobs changed personal computing and consumer electronics forever. Still, he remains with us – so we may not have seen Steve Jobs’ last…

How 10gen’s NoSQL MongoDB is Different Than SQL

I’m part of several different discussion groups where people talk about the tools they use for various projects. One of the questions that’s cropping up more frequently among several of the groups is when using a NoSQL solution makes sense as an alternative to a traditional SQL database like MySQL or Postgres. Like many technology…

How Dropbox Might Get Me Banned from Comcast

It’s no secret that I work with video every day. I probably add two GB of new videos to my Dropbox account on a daily basis. Many days I also upload one GB+ of video to YouTube and other online video hosting services. For remote collaboration I rely on Dropbox to sync my video files…

Make the Google +1 Button Load Faster

Google+ makes it obvious that offering readers the ability to click a Google +1 button on your site is a must. While Google has indicated that it may use the Google +1 button statistics as a factor in search results, more important will be having all those Google+ users see the things their friends clicked…

Introducing Amazon Sneakernet aka AWS Import/Export

With gigabit connections available on the intranets of many businesses, it is easy to forget that it can still be faster to transfer large datastores by physically moving a copy on disk from one location to another on a disk. Back when I started in IT, walking files from one part of the building to…