In Which We Acquire Rackspace

The word is out, Anso Labs has a new brother-in-arms. In all reality not a lot has changed, we do exactly what we were doing before (solving the open source cloud) but now we have more computers and a wealth of new teammates with lots of experience. Rackspace itself is a nice company to work […]

Anso Labs

I have a job. Technically I have it since pretty much the day I left Google but up until recently I had been a part-time contractor to leave my options open for contracts while I traveled around the world, but I am now a full-time employee of Anso Labs working on OpenStack and many things […]

Thirty-Four Dollars

And some small change is my current available monetary collection. Brushing quickly aside the relative value of that in other parts of the world and all the many people for whom this is a weekly occurrence, it isn’t a hell of a lot of money but it needs to last me the next few days. […]

Mornings with the Chromebook (Google Cr-48)

A couple days ago I received a great surprise in the mail, Google’s prototype Chrome netbook. Lots of people have already written a bunch about it elsewhere, so I’ll just cover the things that were important to me. It fits perfectly into my daily flow as the device for all the stuff that isn’t being […]

Scifi Reading List

Reading list! I was hoping somebody would ask 😀 Iain M Banks was in there heavily, however I held off on the Culture novels for a bit because the two novels that were next aren’t available on Kindle, but they aren’t really dependent on each other in any way except for Look to Windward being […]

Seven Months of Travel

I fly home tomorrow, it will be my first time back in the U.S. since April 29th. The trip was mostly living for two months at a time in London, Berlin and Tokyo, between each we spent two weeks in Paris and in Bangkok / Koh Samui, and there were a variety of smaller trips […]

I Love e-Sports

I have a confession to make: I enjoy watching Starcraft 2 commentated matches. There are plenty of voices and personalities that I don’t care to sit through but there are a few great ones. My current favorites are the two guys on GOMtv, Artosis and Tasteless. There is something very authentic about the commentary and […]

An Intro to Metal

A friend recently emailed interested in getting some recommendations for getting into metal, so I wrote up a little guide for him which I will duplicate here. The main goal is to introduce somebody with little experience to modern metal, as opposed to something that would commonly be referred to as “heavy metal” in days […]

Introducing: VisivoTab

Writing an extension for Chrome is an absolutely wonderful experience. The APIs are great, simple and easy to debug. I decided that it was a bit cloudy for the park today so I may as well do something useful with all my idle time. I bring you VisivoTab, a Chrome extension that turns your ugly, […]

Leaving Google

In a few days I’ll be leaving my wonderful job at Google (working on App Engine) and setting out on my own for a while. It’s been an interesting ride, I’ve learned a lot and my coworkers have been awesome. I think App Engine is one of the coolest projects out there right now and […]