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Blog: Kokochi
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2014, the year of the horse, is about as perfect as can be for Tesla and Aila who adore horses. Or really, more like Tesla loves them, so Aila loves them too. We created our card late, with my iPhone, whipped it up quickly, but I'm glad we got something. My hobby is to collect our annual cards: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 A lot I'd like to note, but we are throwing a party in a few hours so need to get stuff done...sort of my life right now. So hard to focus on the documenting I... Continue »
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Blog: Ruth Reichl
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So rich it drips chocolate and butter on your fingers when you cut it. So flaky it's more croissant than a cake. And so delicious... it is irresistible. Mimi Sheraton told me that the babka from Breads (on 16th Street) was the best babka in New York. And I agree! Continue »
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Blog: Say Daily
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Fashionista, a top destination for the fashion obsessed, is welcoming two new talented editors in chief: Lauren Indvik and Stephanie... Continue »
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Blog: Say Daily
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It's all personal, every bit of business. Mario Puzo, The Godfather 2013 has been the year of responsive design, and... Continue »
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Blog: whatever
The Adventure Project! I have worked together with The Adventure Project in many different ways... building wells for cleaner water, building stoves for cleaner air, getting irrigation pumps to farmers to help increase their income and provide more jobs, and training women to become health care providers for thier community to teach other women proper health care for children and themselves. ALL such WONDERFUL causes! And together with YOU we have raised A LOT of money to help in some A W E S O M E ways! today i wanted to call attention to an AMAZING woman in Uganda... Continue »
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Blog: A VC
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One of the most pernicious problems in a space full of them (K12 CS Ed) is the lack of young women interested in and taking advantage of classes on software engineering. Thankfully there are some people doing things to attack... Continue »
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Last Sunday, the hand model and I took a stroll to Roger's Gardens for some Basil...and Waffles. If you haven't heard, every weekend from 11am to 2pm, Roger's hosts food trucks on the back lot near the herb garden. And with each food truck purchase, you'll receive a $5 off... Continue »
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Blog: KickingTires
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The 2014 Audi RS 7 goes from zero to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, and this uber-high-performance variant of the A7 hatchback/four-door coupe goes from about $65,000 to $105,795 in just one luxurious check of the trim level box.... Continue »
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Blog: Chuck's Blog
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I enjoy watching the great people in our community evolve into to new roles and new responsibilities. Every day, there's someone on Twitter announcing their latest change, with plenty of well-wishing all around. By comparison, I've been astoundingly stable -- almost boring: same company for 18 years, same role for several years, etc. It's been absolutely fabulous, but nothing lasts forever ... As of today, I'm now an employee of VMware -- with a new role and a tantalizing set of new challenges and opportunities. And I couldn't be more excited. What Will You Be Doing? At the beginning of this year, VMware started to implement a BU (business unit) strategy. One of the new business units -- led by Charles Fan -- is dubbed SAS: storage and application services. I've known Charles for many years, and like him a lot. When I learned what he'd be working on, I found the opportunity irresistible. The SAS unit has a neat set of topics to go work on: software-defined storage, availability and data protection, application services for newer cloud-style apps, big data infrastructure, and more. My title is necessarily vague ("Chief Strategist") as I want the flexibility to move around from... Continue »
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As part of our 10th Birthday celebration, we're highlighting some great Typepad bloggers. Today's post is brought to you by Alex Sirota, Founder and Director of NewPath Consulting. His 20+ year career has endowed him... Continue »
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Just in case you still don't have enough, see an even worse version of ths cartoon: http://geek-and-poke.com/extras/2013/6/16/it-gets-even-worse. Continue »
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The Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) was designed to simplify one of the most complex of all common IT activities: managing and scaling a relational database while providing fast, predictable performance and high availability. RDS in Action In the 3.5... Continue »
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Blog: Say Daily
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With the advent of social media and the ability for people to react to news, gossip, television shows, and advertising... Continue »
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Blog: Chuck's Blog
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An increasing number of IT groups are finding themselves adding one or more Hadoop clusters to the mix. Project Serengeti virtualizes Hadoop clusters, making them easier to deploy and easier to manage. It's one thing for a vendor to claim that, and it's another thing entirely to find a customer that agrees with you. This blog post comes to you courtesy of Sasha Kipervarg, the Director of SaaS Operations at Identified -- a targeted analytics-based SaaS offering for recruiting professionals. I was curious about how people actually use Serengeti with VMware, and Sasha was kind enough to be interviewed. I found a lot that was interesting here -- maybe you will as well? The Business Of Talent Recruitment Identified has a neat business model: use powerful algorithms that uses social feed data to help zero in on hard-to-find talent. Their first product -- Identified Recruit -- helps recruiters target scarce healthcare professionals such as registered nurses -- and has meet with good success. From my perspective, there's obvious room to expand in other dimensions: tech professionals as well as other hard-to-find talent. Their "secret sauce" isn't in the data itself -- it lies in their ability to extract signal from... Continue »
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Hortonworks wins first Big Data Challenge Published by Jeff Vance on May 29, 2013 | 4 Responses Update (5/30/13): The voting was really, really tight, but Hortonworks came out on top. Voting was weighted, so each first place vote counted... Continue »
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Blog: Chuck's Blog
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One of the more memorable sessions at this year's EMC World was when Paul Maritz took the stage right after Joe Tucci to walk through the rationale and motivations behind Pivotal. I'm sure more than a few people walked into the keynote session wondering what this Pivotal thing was all about. Not only did Paul do a masterful job explaining the concepts, he made the compelling case that a platform like Pivotal must exist. The entire video appears here; Paul starts at 32:00 or so. Very much worth watching in its entirety if you have the inclination. For everyone else, I thought I'd attempt to summarize some of the core ideas in an easy-to-digest form -- although Paul is a hard act to follow. To Begin With Pivotal is a new business entity within the EMC federation; formed from assets owned by EMC and VMware, and hits the ground running with ~1300 employees, several successful predecessor products in the marketplace and a long list of enthusiastic customers. Pivotal's mission is simple: to create a new kind of platform for a new kind of world -- the world of big data. Let's Begin With The Three Platforms ... You're starting to... Continue »
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All of these questions are variations on "Why did Yahoo! spend one-third of their cash on hand to buy a company that by all accounts is about to run out of money?" Read this post, and hopefully these questions will... Continue »
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