Docker and the Blue Fairy TechReckoning Dispatch Vol. 4, №2.   Hi friends, I told you it was going to get worse before it gets better. I had no idea how much the current political situation was in part caused by, and continues to be influenced by, social media. (Recent: 48M Twitter accounts may be bots.) I got… Read More


  Hi Friends, Unfortunately I’m thinking things are going to get worse before they get better. You might think I’m talking about politics, and I am, but let’s also talk about social media and cloud. Social media Anecdotally, I’m seeing more people opt out of social. Twitter and Facebook really only became widely available 6–7… Read More


Hi friends, Hope you’re sliding into an easy end of the year, but if you’re like me, December is always a little frantic with holiday obligations, scant daylight, end-of-year work stuff, and this year we add post-election apocalyptic worries and the political clown car show. My wife Kat tells the story of an early gig… Read More


Hi friends, There was a lot of “I told you so” going around this week. I hope you enjoyed your Internet snow day Friday as waves of DDoS brought down the DNS provider Dyn across the US. The culprit? Compromised IoT devices like DVRs and webcams. The finger was pointed at Chinese company Hangzhou Xiongmai, who… Read More


  Hi friends, Hey we missed a week because I wrote this long thing on how messed up everything is, including security, IoT security, and women in tech; all consciously or unconsciously inspired by our current political season. It depressed even me, so instead of sending it, I shredded it for sprinkling atop future emails.… Read More


Hi friends, We are living in a time when the Data Center has been declared Dead. Oddly enough, this week was full of Data Center Prawn. Prawnography is a funny thing. By definition, it appeals to our fantasy lives in a way that’s not real. In this modern era, we have developed many kinds of… Read More


  Hi friends, I’ve built my whole career on empathy. Putting yourself in other people’s shoes goes a long why towards understanding why somebody does something. Inexplicable villains exist mostly in the movies. I’ve had a lot of meetings over my career explaining to product teams, “Here’s why that blogger just said bad things about… Read More


  If you read nothing else this week, check out The Briefing List announcement below. Thanks! Hi friends, I caught IBM’s Open Cloud Summit in SF this week. Lightning talks FTW! Recommended if it comes to your town. The speakers gave a tour through this new IT place we’re headed, and they called it DevOps,… Read More


  Hi friends, This is the inside of our leaky washing machine. Cameron the repair guy has come all the way out to our beach town three times and hasn’t had the patience to find the leak which is literally the dripping shiny water in this picture I just took. Take from that lessons on… Read More