I have no idea what the cold caller was trying to sell as I did not have the brain power to process it. My mind was preoccupied with something else. What cold callers from vendors don’t seem to grasp is that they are asking the person to switch context from what they are doing and focus on the conversation.
I am not a fan of apps encouraging users to sign up using their social network credentials. The other popular alternative is creating individual accounts on each service, but it has its own pitfalls. There are emerging techniques like password-less authenticators that help simplify and secure the process. This post reviews some of them.
While I have long moved on from PostgreSQL, I continue to follow its development. I am glad to see Citus grow from a small startup with growing pains into an important part of Microsoft.
AWS offers a number of messaging and queuing services, each one with its own pros and cons. This post describes each service and when to use it.
I am happy to see Facebook solidify and tighten their advertiser vetting process. The lack of anonymity and identity verification makes it harder to spread fake news and propaganda with impunity.
Since Trump’s Twitter account is such a great source of his stream of consciousness, his sentences so grammatically incorrect, and his speeches are so incoherent that it is very simple to write a program that will talk, write, and speak exactly like Donald Trump.
2019 may be the year when my iPad Pro finally replaced my MacBook Pro.
By sending me unsolicited emails and by cold calling me using robotic software you are indicating to me that you feel my time is not valuable. You are saying that interrupting me all day with unsolicited emails and cold calls costs you nothing but a small chance of you winning a gig is worth it to you.
Avoiding managed services, using Docker and running eight Mongo and twelve Kafka nodes does not make an application cloud neutral — it makes it costly to develop, Kafkaesque to architect, and impossible to maintain in production. You end up losing your weekends and quality time with family to DR exercises and production support.