Software, Digital Content, Geopolitics, Economics & More from of a Libertarian Serial Expat and Entrepreneur
"Blogboxes provide exciting, instantly deployed functionality for your blog or Web site." There’s a blogroll, a mini picture slideshow, and an mp3 player I already posted about in the past. I’ll have to play with these, but no time now.
BBC: "Weta Digital, a firm formed by Rings director Peter Jackson [...] runs the third largest supercomputer on the planet if you count the number of processors, 3300, it can call on, says Scott Houston, chief technical officer at Weta. [...] Weta’s data store is 500 terabytes in size spread among 220 million files. Some [...]
(Warning: this is a rather technical post, skip it if RDBMS and T-SQL sound like weird sexual practices to you, or at least jump to the end which concludes on a business perspective.) As I’m redoing SciFan from the ground up to take it to the next level (i.e. to generate real money and go [...]
In: web services3 May 2004
Press release: "PayPal Web Services, currently in beta release, is comprised of four new informational and transactional APIs enabling developers and merchants of all sizes to create ecommerce solutions and applications that integrate with the PayPal platform. This new offering expands PayPal’s existing family of Website Payments functionality and reporting features, and includes PayPal’s popular [...]
The internet has a funny way to connect the dots. While the unacceptable behavior of a few American soldiers is raising legitimate fury all over the web, I’m reminded of something I angrily posted last year in memory of my grandfathers’ service during WWII by an American who recently inquired about the medals they were [...]
I'm CEO of an online trade publishing firm in the marketing and defense verticals. We try to make news and data digestible and useful in an environment that is more noisy each day. This personal blog mixes my thoughts and interests on politics, business, software, and more, based on my business and personal experiences. Over the years I have posted items that turned out spectacularly wrong, and a few posts that stood the test of times better. Personal views only.