Contribute to drizzle full-time, employed at Rackspace Mosso

Rackspace had launched their cloud computing, cloud hosting service Mosso last year. We are hosting at Rackspace for quite sometime, although haven’t been able to try out Mosso.

Rackspace has always tried to contribute to opensource in some or other manner. (e.g. Custom Nagios modules, documenting various technologies used, and many more ). Some may [...]

Twitter Search results alongside google results using greasemonkey

Lots of people/blogs have discussed whether twitter’s search (Real time) can pose threat to Google or not. I’ll not get into details of the same again.

IMHO it will be difficult to pose threat to search engines however real time search results from twitter cannot be ignored certainly.

Especially when the real time news/discussions about [...]

Argument: Is open source software secure enough ?

I’ve heard this argument by many microsoft/closed source technology evangelist that Open Source softwares are not secure enough.

And any one can easily find the flaw in the software and use it for his benefit.

This week there was an argument on slashdot about the same.

According to the Linus’s Law, “given enough eyeballs, all [...]

Career options in Business Intelligence

We have learned about the basics of business intelligence in the previous post.

Business Intelligence (Or BI) is a vast topic which covers various aspects of DSS (Decision Support System).

BI means attain complete wisdom from knowledge which will help taking the best possible decision yielding the best possible result. To understand knowledge it would [...]

BarCamp #5 at Mumbai (VJTI – Matunga)

I’ve tried attending few of the last barcamp’s at mumbai and always look forward to see what new I can learn from the same.

I’ve met few of my good contacts at barcamps and learned a lot from them.

My friend Satish Vijaykumar aka BombayLives (twitter – @bombaylives) have been the major driving force for [...]

Questioning morality of person using pirated software

We all know that piracy in some or other formats cannot be stopped and there have been number of futile attempts in past by large organisations.

And lets admit most of us have used/are using pirated softwares on their home/work computers.

I’ve came across following awesome response by USB Overdrive X to anyone using pirated [...]

The future of widgets on facebook looks bleak

In the last couple of years there was a big rush of making gadgets/widgets by most of the agencies/companies to have a prominent presence on social media for the last couple of years.

This involved many widgets being created for Facebook and loads of users adding those widgets to their profile.

One of the goal [...]

BarCamp #4 at Mumbai

The long wait is over & BarCampMumbai4 is finally announced on first weekend of October 2008.

What’s new? * BCM4 is a 2-day camp this time. * You have to be involved. You can either give sessions or volunteer to be a part of BCM4

When & where? * 4th & 5th of October, 2008 [...]

Amazon to offer CDN services

As a logical extension to their existing product suite of EC2 cloud computing service and S3 online storage solution, Amazon is planning to launch a global CDN (Content Delivery Network) in near future. (Before dec 2008).

The idea is to provide publicly readable content to the customers worldwide, with low latency and high data transfer [...]

Technology glitch brings UAL stock down

I was going through slashdot and one bizzare incident was reported on it.

Google’s news tracker/crawler, fetched a news from some old reprint of an article from Dec 2002 when United Airlines was on the verge of bankruptcy.

United airlines later on managed to get out of the situation after that.

However google crawled it [...]