Wow. Just Wow. "Engineering" Fail.

I want to prefix what I’m about to write with 2 statements: Please Amazon get all of these systems back up ASAP. Peoples lives are in danger. I don’t usually like to call out peoples failures, I fail often enough all by myself. But the post in question compelled me. With that said… I saw this link on Hacker News today. I read it and was shocked. Horrified even. »

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vCloud Providers

I’m looking for access to vCloud providers services so I can add their service into Fog’s Vcloud provider. Please contact me if your a vCloud provider and are interested. »

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My local dev Mongodb/Redis on OSX

I'm kind of sick of starting Mongodb and Redis manually in a terminal window and minimizing it to the dock….So I found these … http://swig505.com/2010/01/25/launchd-for-redis-mongodb-memcached-kestrel.htmland turned them into…andBoth of the above assume you've installed redis & mongodb via brewI hope this helps save someone 5 minutes.Improvements welcome. »

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Fog::Vcloud & RSpec Goodness

http://github.com/freeformz/fog/tree/vcloud Slightly more Vcloud … Switching to Structs (instead of hashes) … at least for now .. kind of sick of [] atm. Maybe full classes eventually. Structs are a happy medium for now. Mostly testing though. 50 examples, 0 failures That reminds me … If you use rspec … at all … Go look at these presentations and absorb. http://pure-rspec-rubynation.heroku.com/ http://www.slideshare.net/gsterndale/straight-up-rspec They’re awesome. Trust me. Thanks to technicalpickles on #rspec for pointing me at them. »

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H.264 & Flash

Anything that makes “The Web” dependent on a proprietary technology, controlled by a single company is bad for everyone except said company. That goes just as much for H.264 as for Adobe Flash. At this point I want Adobe and Apple to STFU. »

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Hide Google Options

Use this extension to hide the new and annoying (to me) Google Options sidebar. http://www.seotools.com/hide-google-options/ Hopefully google will make this an option again. »

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Fog::Vcloud

I hacked on "improved" vCloud support for Fog today. http://github.com/freeformz/fog/tree/vcloud ~/.fog details It's a start. So far I have: -Better support for API versions. -Stop using ids and use the url/uris provided by the API. -re-auth (although this was also added to Fog::Terremark recently as well) -Cleaner Class hierarchy (yes. I'm responsible for the current state) -ability to plugin an extension module This week I hope to port over the rest of Fog::Terremark. »

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Neat Git Alias

git config --global alias.lg "log --graph --pretty=format:'%Cred%h%Creset -%C(yellow)%d%Creset %s %Cgreen(%cr) %C(bold blue)<%an>%Creset' --abbrev-commit --date=relative" »

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Law in Git

I think it's time we import US Federal Law into a git repo. Congress members and Senators can fork/branch for bills. President can merge once a commit hash is properly digitally signed (i.e. has enough votes). Anyone could check it out, review history. Smart politicians would make their forks/branches publicly available. We could host the entire thing on github (okay, maybe not). »

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