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Everybody loves Tech-Fu Fighting. TechReckoning Dispatch V5N3

By John Troyer | June 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Everybody loves Tech-Fu Fighting. TechReckoning Dispatch V5N3

Hi there, Let’s start with the latest from TechReckoning: We published more details on the TechReckoning Insiders, our network for technologists active in their professional communities. Sign up there to be notified of our launch – coming soon. We’re also looking for sponsoring companies who want to get more attention at VMworld and other events…

Why we’re building our new community. TechReckoning Dispatch V5N2

By John Troyer | June 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Why we’re building our new community. TechReckoning Dispatch V5N2

Hi Internet Friend, We’ll take a break from our normal format of insights and jokes about enterprise tech, communities of practice, and the unintended consequences of social media for a little story about our new project. Do you want the truth? Son, we live in a world with technology, and that technology has to be explained by other…

We’re here with tech, community, and pie. TechReckoning Dispatch v5n1

By John Troyer | May 24, 2019 | Comments Off on We’re here with tech, community, and pie. TechReckoning Dispatch v5n1

Aloha! How’s it going? ¿Qué tal? Kamusta ka? क्या हाल है? This is the TechReckoning Dispatch newsletter. Just to remind you, I talk about topics like enterprise and social technology, things of interest to people working in the technology industry, and technology’s effects on us and our society. I sometimes make jokes. I will also catch you up with our projects at…

It’s turtles all the way down for OpenStack. TechReckoning Dispatch v4n3

By John Troyer | May 30, 2017 | Comments Off on It’s turtles all the way down for OpenStack. TechReckoning Dispatch v4n3

Hi friends, It turns out I had some thoughts on OpenStack after talking with a lot of interesting people at the latest summit in Boston as a co-host of theCUBE a few weeks back. My tl;dr on OpenStack: It’s still hard to set up and manage. If the project improves in these areas, then the economics of…

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

By John Troyer | March 27, 2017 | Comments Off on 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…

It’s going to get worse before it gets better. TechReckoning Dispatch v4n1

By John Troyer | January 16, 2017 | Comments Off on It’s going to get worse before it gets better. TechReckoning Dispatch v4n1

  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…

AWS is not Microsoft, it’s Salesforce. TechReckoning Dispatch v3n18

By John Troyer | December 21, 2016 | Comments Off on AWS is not Microsoft, it’s Salesforce. TechReckoning Dispatch v3n18

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…

Told you so. TechReckoning Dispatch v3n17

By John Troyer | October 24, 2016 | Comments Off on 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…

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

By John Troyer | October 17, 2016 | Comments Off on 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.…

Data Center Prawn. TechReckoning Dispatch v3n15

By John Troyer | October 3, 2016 | Comments Off on 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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