Cooking is therapeutic

I cook often and use my pizza oven 2-4 times a week. I’ve written blog posts in the past, but sometimes a video explains more. Seeing the food and hearing it cook connects me to the experience. Below is a video of a pepperoni, brussel sprouts pizza. the sprouts are precooked in the drippings from a roasted chicken.


History of Google's Evolution of Massive Scale Data Processing

To figure out what to do now and the future it is useful to look at history. One that I am currently immersed in is what the platform for future systems should look like and one part is the data processing area. I found a great video from Tyler Akidau and there is a link below. But let's start with the end. What is the evolution? Here are the technologies that Tyler covers and what they did.

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Here is the list in a timeline view.

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What can you do with this data processing approach? Here are 6 ways to process data.

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The youtube video is below.

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Internet Regulations are coming and Tim Berners-Lee calls out the Danger of a Weaponized Web

In 2009 I wrote a post referencing a Mike Manos post that Internet Regulation is coming. It is now 2018 and the amount of Internet Regulations is not significant in the Western Markets. On Mar 11, 2018 Tim Berners-Lee wrote an open letter.

The web can be weaponised – and we can’t count on big tech to stop it
It’s dangerous having a handful of companies control how ideas and opinions are shared. A regulator may be needed

The Guardian focused on the regulatory and weaponized part of the letter.

Berners-Lee, in an open letter to mark the 29th anniversary of his invention, said: “In recent years, we’ve seen conspiracy theories trend on social media platforms, fake Twitter and Facebook accounts stoke social tensions, external actors interfere in elections, and criminals steal troves of personal data.”

These problems have proliferated because of the concentration of power in the hands of a few platforms – including Facebook, Google, and Twitter – which “control which ideas and opinions are seen and shared”.

Most tech people will disagree with regulations, but there are many governments who agreed with Tim Berners-Lee point that the web can be weaponized.

After 9 years the momentum is gaining for regulations. Are you ready? I am.

Who took over some of the responsibilities Suresh Kumar had when he left Microsoft to go to Google? Noelle Walsh-Elwell and Rani Borkar

I was surprised how popular the post was on Suresh leaving Microsoft to go to Google.  Check out this traffic graph.

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So who took over some of Suresh's responsibilities? Two executives are Noelle Walsh-Elwell and Rani Borkar. Here is a Microsoft article that describes their roles.

A love of math and science was the catalyst that pushed MCIO’s newest Corporate Vice Presidents forward on their paths of learning, discovery, and onto careers in technology.

Noelle Walsh-Elwell, Corporate Vice President of Global Data Center Operations

Rani Borkar, Corporate Vice President of Cloud Supply Chain and Provisioning