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Posts by John Troyer

Docker and the Blue Fairy. TechReckoning Dispatch Vol. 4, №2.

  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…

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Told you so. TechReckoning Dispatch v3n17

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…

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I want a hole, not a drill. TechReckoning Dispatch v3n16

  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.…

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Data Center Prawn. TechReckoning Dispatch v3n15

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…

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Empathy for The Big Red O. TechReckoning Dispatch v3n14

  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…

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The pendulum swings towards ops. TechReckoning Dispatch v3n13

  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,…

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