Archive for: May, 2008

Google Streetview Bot in Action

May 31 2008 Published by under Ramblings

You can see a Streetview car in action here:

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NewEgg Warehouse

May 29 2008 Published by under Ramblings

How the NewEgg warehouse works…

Inside Newegg NJ

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Twitter Updates for 2008-05-27

May 27 2008 Published by under Twitter

  • @candieb rasterbator is your friend http://tinyurl.com/2egvf I suppose the most expensive part was the 15mins I spent on it. πŸ™‚ #

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Our fancy new natuba sign for our lobby

May 27 2008 Published by under Ramblings

Posted by richardyoo on Natuba

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Email Hosting has no Value

May 27 2008 Published by under Ramblings

I pretty much agree with most of this blog post:

What Web Hosting is For

Nobody puts any attention on email hosting, and everyone is giving it away for free. And all the free services like Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc are remarkably good… much better than what you could roll on your own, or buy from any for-pay email hosting companies.

Personally, I’ve stopped hosting any of my email on my own servers about 2 years ago.. which I’m sure surprises lots of people since I love managing email servers… but the reality is that its just a huge pain, and its a 24×7 service that you can’t live without – and frankly, Google/Yahoo/Microsoft are all really good at it and I have other things to do. πŸ™‚

Lately, I’ve also grown fond of the web-based interfaces from Google/Yahoo/Microsoft… I find them much more useable than OutlookXP/2003/2007 and even better than my all-time favorite Eudora. I’m getting really close to going 100% web on my email – maybe this summer… hmm…

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Bump Keys

May 27 2008 Published by under Ramblings

A quick video showing how Bump Keys work… your locks are not safe.

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The SuperNAP

May 25 2008 Published by under Ramblings

Now this is a how you build a datacenter… wow!

  • 407,000 square feet of space
  • 250 MVA Switch owned substation
  • 146 MVA of generator capacity
  • 84 MVA of UPS supply
  • 30,000 tons of system plus system cooling
  • 4,500,000 CFM
  • 30 cooling towers
  • 100% heat containment using thermal-scifβ„’
  • Designed for 1500 watts per sq. ft. density
  • 7000+ cabinets

http://www.switchnap.com/pages/products/the-supernap-video.php

More coverage here: Huge Data Center Going Up In Sin City

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Twitter Updates for 2008-05-20

May 20 2008 Published by under Twitter

  • @maslowbeer Don’t ask me, I haven’t been there in years. If I was still there things would definitely be different. πŸ™‚ #
  • @sweetums Its actually really cool – it does a really good job. I’m impressed. #

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Got my popcorn hour box today

May 19 2008 Published by under Ramblings

Posted by richardyoo on Natuba

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New ants eat small chickens

May 15 2008 Published by under Ramblings

So now we have these new-fangled “crazy ants”… wonderful. 😐

The good news? They eat fire ants, the stinging red terrors of Texas summers.

But the ants also like to suck the sweet juices from plants, feed on such beneficial insects as ladybugs, and eat the hatchlings of a small, endangered type of grouse known as the Attwater prairie chicken.

Ants swarm over Houston area, fouling electronics

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Twitter Updates for 2008-05-13

May 13 2008 Published by under Twitter

  • ouch, its days like this I’m glad I’m not working at a hosting company day-to-day anymore. πŸ™‚ http://tinyurl.com/4mbhku #
  • Hummer H2 doing to be discontinued in 2010. Chevy Avalanche and Cadillac EXT also getting canned. http://tinyurl.com/5m8zmt #
  • You down with BOC?! Ya you know me! http://tinyurl.com/5neah3 #
  • @jimyang interesting… we’ll see what we can do with that.. thanks! #
  • @pud id-10-t, I like it! #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-05-12

May 12 2008 Published by under Twitter

  • @RakeshAgrawal Dunno what caused the power problems. [shrug] #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-05-11

May 11 2008 Published by under Twitter

  • Power just went out at the house, and the generator automagically just kicked in… ATS trasfered over, and everything is back online! w00t! #
  • @gdruckman still don’t have power… been on generator for about 30mins now… its pretty sweet! most important thing is that I have HVAC #
  • @akpoff I have both DSL and Cable here and both seem fine (still on generator) #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-05-09

May 09 2008 Published by under Twitter

  • @lalorek Thanks, we’re working our tails off over here! πŸ˜€ #
  • @lalorek you know, you’d think that… but these guys I’m working with are determined to make something even bigger than Rackspace! πŸ˜€ #

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Twitter Updates for 2008-05-08

May 08 2008 Published by under Twitter

  • @candieb Thanks! @Natuba is much more of a challenging biz to run than Rackspace! #
  • http://natuba.com/p/BeMILl/ – Multi-wan on soekris 4501 with openwrt #
  • @economysizegeek Yes, setting up failover – it seems that with two people working from home, minor hiccups in internet are painfully obvious #
  • @economysizegeek Also the 4501 has more horsepower than a WRT unit for more agressive QoS and VPN stuff #
  • @economysizegeek You can balance, I’m just setting up failover. You can get 16meg connections in Houston. http://www.natuba.com/photo/0X#
  • @economysizegeek oops. http://www.natuba.com/photo/0Xo37R/ #
  • @economysizegeek fast up-speeds make uploading photos a snap. I wish FIOS was in town, 45+mbps! #

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Multi-wan on soekris 4501 with openwrt

May 08 2008 Published by under Ramblings

Posted by richardyoo on Natuba

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Comcast no longer Unlimited

May 07 2008 Published by under Ramblings

Cummon people Unlimited is Unlimited!

A Comcast insider tells me the company is considering implementing very clear monthly caps, and may begin charging overage fees for customers who cross them. While still in the early stages of development, the plan — as it stands now — would work like this: all users get a 250GB per month cap. Users would get one free “slip up” in a twelve month period, after which users would pay a $15 charge for each 10 GB over the cap they travel. According to the source, the plan has “a lot of momentum behind it,” and initial testing is slated to begin in a month or two.

Comcast Considering 250GB Cap, Overage Fees

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Twitter Updates for 2008-05-06

May 06 2008 Published by under Twitter

  • Retweeting @natuba: Natuba made it on TechCrunch! w00t! http://tinyurl.com/5fogrp #
  • Retweeting @natuba: Digg this please: http://tinyurl.com/5n7gfe #
  • @ericabiz We all knew you were one smart cookie! πŸ˜€ #
  • @iTod Thanks Todd-o! #
  • @dshafik Woah! do u have a copy of our play book?! πŸ˜€ #
  • Retweeting @natuba: http://snurl.com/27frq More press for Natuba! #
  • http://natuba.com/p/PU2f9E/ – Natuba on the Digg homepage! #
  • Retweeting @natuba: Natuba just made it on the front page of Digg! Yay! Thanks Natubatons! #
  • @vluther Did I get the nomenclature wrong? d’oh! #
  • @vluther In San Antonio for the Linux Journal event at flying saucer? yep #

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Natuba on the Digg homepage!

May 06 2008 Published by under Ramblings

Posted by richardyoo on Natuba

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Natuba made TechCrunch – Digg it!

May 06 2008 Published by under Ramblings

Hey we made TechCrunch! Oh yeah!

Please Digg it when you get a chance!

Natuba is a new photo sharing site that targets iPhone users with an emphasis on mobile uploading.

The iPhone Gets Its Own Photo Sharing Site

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Twitter Updates for 2008-05-05

May 05 2008 Published by under Twitter

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