October 2009 Blog Posts (7)

PingMe - Brainstorming!


I'm doing some brainstorming and want your input: read about it here, on my Swampcast blog.

Added by Michael Levin on October 20, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

What's Your Favorite iPhone App?



My favorite app right now is called Lose it for iPhone. It's taught me Burger King is delicious but I have to exercise about this much to offset 1 Angry burger, which is my weakness:



50 cal - 20 min weightlifting

100 cal - 20 min aerobics

200 cal - 20 min running

200 cal - 20… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on October 19, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Is Oracle Good for Java?



I thought you all would like to know firsthand some observations of the Oracle Open World conference from Bert Ertman:



"Here’s a little write-up of my Oracle OpenWorld impressions so far. I’ll try to make it a complete, logical story, but first I would like to second some… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on October 16, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Freelancing - You Better Believe I'm Multi-Lingual!



There's a new book out called Programming F# What's F#? Why should you care? What's it gonna do for you?



Well, here's what you get when you… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on October 15, 2009 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Meet your Java neighbors in W Africa!





Interested in meeting some colleagues in West Africa? SeneJUG is the West African Java User Group. Members come from Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, Guinea, Morocco and many other countries in Africa. France, too! Many of our group already live in Dakar, Senegal's beautiful capital, because of the stellar Polytechnic University of Dakar. Our advisor, Alex…

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Added by Michael Levin on October 14, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Google Voice

I just got an invitation to use Google Voice:



"You are invited to open a free Google Voice account. If you haven't already heard about it, Google Voice is a service that makes using your current phones much better!



Here's what it offers:



* A personal phone number that rings all of your existing phones when people call

* All of your voicemail in one inbox with unlimited online storage and free voicemail transcripts… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on October 13, 2009 at 9:48am — No Comments

What Will Happen to Java?

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Overheard at Oracleworld: @johnkwaters RT Gosling at #Oracle OpenWorld: What will happen to Java? Oracle is committed.... "I'm not worried about their stewardship..."…





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Added by Michael Levin on October 12, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

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Katharine Jarmul on Machine Learning at the Edge

At the recent QCon Plus online conference, Katharine Jarmul gave a talk on federated machine learning titled "Machine Learning at the Edge." She covered several federated ML architectures and use cases, discussed pros and cons of federated ML, and presented tips on how to decide whether federated ML is a good solution for a given problem.

By Anthony Alford

Article: Applying Social Leadership to Enhance Collaboration and Nurture Communities

There are many styles and forms of leadership. In this article we explore social leadership. A form of leadership that has helped to challenge views on what leadership truly is and find out what behaviours can help create collaborative cultures and spaces where learning and meaningful engagement matter the most.

By Sathpal Singh

AWS Announces Custom Lenses Feature for Its Well-Architected Framework

Recently, AWS announced AWS Well-Architected Custom Lenses, a new feature of the AWS Well-Architected Tool. With this new feature, customers can bring their own best practices to complement the existing framework based on their industry, operational plans, and internal processes.

By Steef-Jan Wiggers

How to Work Asynchronously as a Remote-First SRE

The core practices for remote work at Netlify are prioritising asynchronous communication, being intentional about our remote community building, and encouraging colleagues to protect their work-life balance. Sustainable remote work starts with sustainable working hours, which includes making yourself “almost” unreachable with clear boundaries and protocols for out of hours contact.

By Ben Linders

AWS Introduces Amazon Redshift Serverless

As part of a trend towards serverless analytics options, AWS announced the public preview of Amazon Redshift Serverless. The latest version of the managed data warehouse service targets deployments where it is difficult to manage capacity due to variable workloads or unpredictable spikes.

By Renato Losio

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