Google’s own provided tools for search marketers.
Why on earth would anyone chose to commute?
Our office recently considered how essential was our physical building? If our success somehow depended on it, would we be able to achieve the outcome without holding a permanent residence?
Ultimately (for the time) we’ve elected to remain in our space. Downtown in our city isn’t a bad place to be. (especially in the summer)
There are indeed physical jobs that require your presence to accomplish the duties. Assembling factory products, flying a plane (sort of), digging ditches etc…
If you’re a knowledge working chances are you live inside technological tools enabled for sharing and collaboration with distributed teams.
If you need to be in the same room with someone chances are it’s because you aren’t embracing the full functionality of tools and/or ground rules for team hygiene aren’t in place for the team to be successful.
With all the co-working solutions available it really doesn’t make sense to keep office space anymore. If you REALLY feel the need to jam in the flesh then there’s plenty of ways to accomplish that when needed. (chances are for a fraction of the cost and with a much lower carbon footprint)
I know this isn’t always a popular opinion viewpoint so it would be great to hear in the comments about your experience.
How many miles would be saving if you didn’t have to leave your house to go to an office everyday?
The Cloud: (def’n) The symbol on the diagram indicating the portion of the server and network infrastructure that was far too complex and obfuscated for anyone to spend the time to accurately draw.
Where I keep my iphone selfies; the thing that streams my TV; the place where I accidentally on purpose leaked my sextape.
In all serious it’s a concept that’s changed our understanding our IT and computing forever.
In some ways it’s just a billing exercise to see if we can bill for cheap commodity compute utilization the same as we do other utility billing for power, gas and water consumption.
The technology that’s arisen around this is what gives it real potency. Being able to tie enterprise and consumer applications into just-in-time burstable resources via API using code. Sounds advanced? It is! And it’s advancing by the second.
If you haven’t I encourage everyone to investigate public cloud providers as potential option for spinning up your next server. You’ll learn a ton I guarantee it. Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Engine, Microsoft Azure and many others offer free-trial and heavy discounts for personal and educational use.
The real beauty of cloud is to be able to use code to build infrastructure using configuration tools like puppet and docker. The flat files and containers used to configure the environment can be version controlled, unit tested and stored in repository. This is a vastly different concept than running around with a windows server dvd.
If an application misbehaves the entire environment can be instantly destroyed and rebuilt from runbooks. This shift in mindstep is know as Pets Vs. Cattle
Making the decision to go to cloud isn’t difficult. Preparing your existing workloads for migration is entirely different kettle of fish. While there are many tools available for converting physical workloads into virtual, let’s just say your results may vary. Simple server environments are no problem, but if someone has been spending years perfecting the static monolith, it’s likely going to be a hell of a chore to migrate it, and you’ll almost certainly be rebuilding on the new virtual resources.
Sooner or later you’ll have to get there so might as well have at it hoss!
Helping Clients With Cloud Assessment
I’ll compile a list of every useful link that might help someone get up to speed in a hurry:
Databases – Practical PostgreSQL – The pg_hba.conf file
I recently had a job to do in which I was required to connect to a Postgresql server and run some queries to find some critical data for the team. I wasn’t provided with a logon or any other information about the tables or schema.
Well thank goodness for my old friend google or I wouldn’t have stood a chance against this problem.
What I learned is that without some modifications to a conf file, you will never, ever connect to a database remotely. You may have success connecting from the command line and might be wondering why you can login to the postgres console, but the exact same creds are failing constantly when trying to connect any other way.
Turns out remote connections require the connection mode to be set to ident or trust to either identify or allow the connection based on the user connection manner and credentials used. Without this knowledge you can easily spend a lot of time troubleshooting something that is actually very straight forward.
I didn’t completely understand the issue until I actually setup and installed Postgresql for myself on my vmware homelab.
These two sources were indispensable in my training:
Once I actually set everything up for myself the first it all made a lot more sense. I was able to try all the different scenarios without the fear of breaking production. All in all this was a great learning experience.
These articles are for setting up Postgresql on Centos 7 but there are many other articles out there with similar information for debian or earlier releases.
So get up in them guts and have a poke. I hope you go mildly insane with your new found sql query power.
Yeah… ya know… modular arithmetic.
Well it was in NIST white papers all along, how did you miss it?
NIST.Gov is a really good read. If you read it more you would have known how easy it was to read everyone’s email wouldn’t you?
What else are we missing under our noses? I’ll read Nist now and let you know.
Apparently 99% of the internet is darkweb filth. (If you need to ask then no explanation will suffice)
I’m not a particularly judgmental person and think to each his own especially when it comes to one’s leisure activities. But if you’re not alarmed when you encounter the dark web there’s something really wrong with and you need to seek professional help. Seriously, if you think it’s just funny, stop reading and go tell your doctor.
When Tim Berners-Lee invented the web (sorry Al Gore, I know you’re pretty important too) he wanted the greatest minds on the planet to document, collaborate and share. He wanted to cure diseases and discover alternate sources of energy. It’s unfortunate that the power of computer networks has been corrupted by the world’s most evil people and organizations.
The implication is that now everyone is being spied on constantly by the NSA, CSIS and God knows who else. If you haven’t been paying attention, too bad, too late, you said you’re ok with it and gave away your rights without even know it happened.
There’s a lot of reasons your government would want to know what you’re thinking. Chances are you wouldn’t want anyone knowing what you’re doing on the internet (the internet is 80% porn). If you’re generally uneducated on the topic, and a racist who lives in constant fear of terror attacks then you might be motivated to say go right ahead and spy on me please. (maybe?)
The funny thing is, the world’s evil doers don’t even use the regular public internet connections we use that get spied on (obviously). In fact, they use the highly encrypted and untraceable deep web technology that our own government developed, then released to the public. (true story)
As I said, this is not intended to be political, but I say we take the internet back by filling it with the best concepts and ideas we have to offer. It’s unfortunate but in some cases where free speech and human rights are not granted freely that means using anonymity and there are a lot of reasons why anonymizing technology can be used for good.
In order to empower our democratic process the population can’t be spied on and treated like criminals.
I urge everyone to find out what this means. Learn about net neutrality and modular math to know how to be a safe and responsible internet citizen.
I’m just new to this and learning but would love to learn more. Please leave a comment about other important information that should be public knowledge. Let’s play safe and keep each other from getting hurt.
Please don’t send me to irc rooms. 🙂