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What Happened to Japan’s Electronic Giants?

BBC has an excellent analysis of Japan’s decline in consumer electronics title, “What happened to Japan’s electronic giants?” According to Tokyo-based economist Gerhard Fasol, “the Japanese giants were overtaken by the digital revolution. The Japanese giants actually built their empires … Continue reading

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OSCON 2012, Portland

Back to Portland for the 2012 O’Reilly Open Source Conference (OSCON) @oscon. The main themes this year were: looks like 2012 is the year that the Redhat GlusterFS distributed filesystem really takes off. Gluster is the first DFS ready for … Continue reading

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SVLUG: The Story of Gluster

At Silicon Valley Users’ Group (SVLUG) tonite, Anand Babu (AB) Periasamy, CTO Gluster, Inc. gave a great talk on “The Story of Gluster.” The name “Gluster” was derived from the words “GNU” and “Cluster.” No relation to the Luster filesystem, … Continue reading

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BIND and DHCP Open Day, Menlo Park

I went to ISC’s BIND and DHCP Open Day in Menlo Park. There was a good turnout, with about 30 outside attendees and about the same of ISC staff. 3 BIND developers from the Czech and Chinese registrars also attended, … Continue reading

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Small URL Generator in F5 iRule

One of the funniest technical articles I’ve read in a while: Small URL Generator (in F5 iRule): Part 1 Part 2 What could possibly go wrong? 🙂 wikipedia: F5 Networks says, “iRules: a TCL-based scripting language allowing arbitrary manipulation of … Continue reading

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