Japan 2013

Last year I went to Japan and while I eventually made a lackluster post on twinturbo.net about it, my favorite local photographer Ahmed did an awesome six part write up on JDMChicago (1,2,3,4,5,6). Unfortunately, Ahmed won’t be traveling with us this year, so all the photos will be horrible.  I mean bad.  I’ll try and do a much …

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Why I love OwnCloud Enterprise

I recently covered the release of Dropbox Platform, and my thoughts on the impending cloud storage lock in here.   I was also fortunate enough to run across what the guys over at NimbusBase are doing over the weekend.  They seem to be the answer to the open API for mobile and web applications, providing a cross-cloud …

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All your NimbusBase are belong to the cloud.

Yesterday, Jordan Novet over at gigaom published a piece on a neat little company called NimbusBase, who’s misson statement is “We want to radically change how application backends are built for the better.”  That is to say, they’ll provide a layer of abstraction between application developers, and what will soon be the jungle of implementation specific API’s …

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The product is you

As a 21st century netzien, you’ve got plenty of choices when it comes to low cost cloud services.  Generally, you pick a favorite provider or two and centralize your world around them.  For me, that means: Google Voice, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Music & Dropbox for file syncing and sharing.  Over in the yahoo cloud …

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That they have…

“What we wanted to preserve, not just a good programming environment in which to do programming, but a system around which a community could form – fellowship.  We knew from experience that the essence of communal computing, (as supplied by remote access time sharing systems ) is not just to type programs into a terminal instead of a keypunch, but to encourage close communication” – Dennis Ritchie