Monthly Archives: January 2009

Consumerism & Sedimentation in the IT industry

A think piece on the effect of consumerisation in the datacentre, it ends looking at consumer market share battles and asking why the ISPs care about brand; I suppose it’s because consumer sales organisations like Apple and Google, to preserve their brand value are dis-intermediating the Telcos and NEPs/system vendors from the supply chain.

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Has Digg jumped the shark?

The comments on the Digg post on “Shouting in the Data Centre” see here on this Blog disappointed me. I am not a great user of Digg and very few of my submissions have taken off. It is one of the feeds I subscribe to using Google Reader. It seems that I am obviously not interested in the same stuff as most of its users, but to find the majority of comments about the provenance of the Digg takes self reference to the point of absurdity.

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You can’t do this without “amberroad”

This post starts as a puff for Sun’s Storage Solution and segues to a crack at Digg. Glenn Brunnette pointed this Youtube Video out to me, with Brendan Gregg shouting at a disk unit.

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Nicopolis II

I have now finished the demo, and it remains good looking and still seems to be a story rich, puzzle, travel and discovery game. The puzzles can be quite simple and at times quite linear; you can only do the right thing. I was also frustrated that objects only become usable as the story unfolds to require them, you can’t clear a room. I am not sure if we’ll buy it. See also the previous blog post Nicopolis, and Other Games at this site, which have links to the demo and author sites.

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