Lean, Kanban, Agile Pairing, TDD (sometimes test after) software architect and programmer.Currently working at Basho as Technical Evangelist while also a blogger & integration hacker once in a while with New Relic and some minor work on the Iron Foundry and other OSS Projects. Worked with distributed (called cloud sometimes) computing services since 2007 using phat data (8 billion rows of data on an AVERAGE day, sometimes called big data) and everything from business intelligence to the nitty gritty of array structures inside file based data stores to create caching tiers for custom software needs. Currently pushing for distributed technologies & improving software architecture, better data centers, the best software development practices and keeping everything secure in the financial industry again.
By Adron Hall on March 29, 2012
New update and bits coming up in the near term. I wrapped up my work with AppFog’s Fort of Awesome and am now putting together blog articles & technical material for New Relic these days. They’re an extremely great company with an absolutely stellar team. However you may be asking, “Adron, YOU WRITE CODE ALL [...]
By Adron Hall on March 19, 2012
A quote from 1995 in Newsweek, “Newsweek magazine in 1995: “Visionaries see a future of telecommuting workers, interactive libraries and multimedia classrooms. They speak of electronic town meetings and virtual communities. Commerce and business will shift from offices and malls to networks and modems. And the freedom of digital networks will make government more democratic. Baloney. [...]
By Adron Hall on March 13, 2012
Alright, there are a dozen office suites out there that sit in various places on one’s computer, in the cloud, can do X, Y, and Z and the list goes on. However, I don’t want to talk about any of those suites. I want to talk about the suite we all want, the suite that [...]
By Adron Hall on March 9, 2012
A New Kind of User Group… Coders Unite Pt 2! Call it a hackathon, coder session, workshop, or whatever. What it is not, is a presentation. What am I talking about? A user group effort that I’m working, and mentioned recently regarding coders uniting, on with others that will be centered around doing something, a range of [...]
By Adron Hall on February 21, 2012
There are cloud offerings and then there are cloud offerings. As of today, Tier 3 just loaded up some big guns. Over the years Tier 3 has provided an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) play using various geographically located data-centers with high level disaster recovery, high availability (99.999%), utility compute, and high speed storage to [...]
Posted in Business, Enterprise, Featured Posts, General, Infrastructure, Platforms | Tagged .NET Framework, business, cloud foundry, CloudComputing, Cloudfoundry, e-commerce, federated cloud, iron foundry, Jared Wray, platform services, vcloud, vmware
By Adron Hall on February 9, 2012
Time for the secret to be out of the bag. I’m currently working on contract with the awesome company of AppFog in the Fort of Awesome. Let me tell you, it is indeed awesome too! You might ask why I am working with them? How do I align with them? What is it they do? [...]
Posted in Infrastructure | Tagged .NET, appfog, Cloud Speak, Cloudfoundry, Coding Adventures, conferences, dotnet, mongodb, new relic, node, node.js, nodejs, nodepdx, Perl, platform as a service, python, Ruby
By Adron Hall on January 9, 2012
I have paid attention to Steve Jobs only in knowing he was producing some pretty sexy products at Apple. I had never owned one until December 23rd of 2011. I had however respected Apple & Job’s Products. I knew very little about the level of his drive and passion. I also knew little about his [...]
By Adron Hall on January 2, 2012
The Macbook Air is indeed an “insanely great” device. I have slammed this thing around, physically and virtually, from the bicycle messenger bag situation described in my buying decision post, all the way to running multiple virtual machines and multiple monitors! This machine, of course if you’re using lean, clean, powerful, and intelligent built software, [...]
Posted in Technology | Tagged A Bite o' Apple, Compact Disc, Digital Visual Interface, dual monitors, HDMI, how-to, laptop, mac, mac book, macbook, macbook air, Multi-monitor, multiple monitors, os-x, reviews, ultrabook, Universal Serial Bus, video adapter, Video Graphics Array | 1 Response
By Adron Hall on December 19, 2011
Ok, it’s that time of the year and I’m at the phase of the cycle when it is computer purchasing time. What do I want, what do I need, who has the best options available? In order of priority here’s my wish list for the ideal machine.
It must be able to run Windows & Linux. Even better would be the ability to run OS-X, Windows, and Linux. Preferably with Linux or OS-X as the core operating system and Windows either virtualized or dual booted.
Another high priority is I want elegant, sexy, and strong design. But not just in appearance but in functionality too. I want the device to be strong. I want the material to be fabricated well, I want the quality and durability to be built into the device. This comes down to the device being a single mold, probably of a high quality material like aluminum.
I want as much oomph as I can get out of the hardware. Demanding elegant and sexy usually dictates it won’t be powerful. Demanding tough is usually another strike against that.
Another thing which is super important, but I may be flexible on, is the resolution. I simply want as much resolution as possible.
The last thing, which isn’t as important, is I don’t really want to pay more than about $1500. I’d be all the happier if I can find something for even less.
Narrowing Down the Machines… (click through to read the entire article)
By Adron Hall on November 17, 2011
I’m heading off on yet another coding adventure this coming weekend. I can never get enough hackathons, startup weekends, and such. The energy, creativity, and learning is unbeatable at these types of events. This adventure will be mashing up a plethora of APIs (SDKs) and other capabilities to build something cool against. What it may [...]
Posted in Application Software, Mobile, Open Source, Platforms | Tagged Application programming interface, business, conferences, Geoloqi, ideas, Meetups n' Such, My Updates, portland, Portland Oregon, Public transport, TriMet, Washington
By Adron Hall on November 7, 2011
This talk is so right, but could it be so wrong at the same time?
…click through to see the video…
Just watch this, that’s all I have to say. Jason is so right about this topic. Here’s a few quotes to convince you.
“I’m going to talk about work, and why people can’t seem to get things done at work…”
“If you ask people the question, “where do you go when you really need to get something done?” you typically get three different types of answers; one is a kind of a place, a location or a room, another is a moving object, a third is a time…”
“The Train” < – That one caught my fancy, if you've ever talked to be about transit you know that one caught me…
"What you almost never hear people say is "the office""
"Managers and bosses will tell you the distractions at work are things like Facebook, Youtube…" "…and they'll go so far as to ban it…" "…what is this China?!"
"The real problem in the modern office is the M & Ms" < – Oh hell yeah, so very true.
"Manager's jobs are really to interrupt people…" "…they don't really do work so they have to interrupt you."
"You would never see a spontaneous meeting of employees, no, managers do that…"
High Availability From Non-High Availability: OpenStack, Dell, Crowbar, Private Clouds, and Moving the Enterprise Forward…
By Adron Hall on November 1, 2011
The Environment Recently a conversation came up about high availability in a traditional Enterprise Environment. Let me paint the picture for this environment; “This environment has several hundred servers, and several hundred applications. These application range in simple client server applications to n-tier applications strung across multiple services and machines. Some are resilient, some are [...]
By Adron Hall on September 18, 2011
I’ve been developing in my spare time on Mac OS-X using Rubymine, Webstorm, TextMate, XCode, and several other apps. I’ve also been using Kindle (the native app and the HTML5 Version), Tweetdeck, and a host of other applications. A bulk of things I’ve also been using, however they’re almost entirely in Chrome/HTML5 or some web [...]
By Adron Hall on September 7, 2011
Ok, I’ve used Windows Azure steadily over the last year and a half. I’ve fought with the SDK so much that I stopped using it. I decided I’d put together this recap of what has driven me crazy and then put together something about the parts that I really like, the awesome bits, the parts [...]
Posted in Featured Posts, Infrastructure | Tagged access control, azure, cloud, cloud compute, cloud computing, Cloud Speak, cloud storage, microsoft, rants, reviews, service bus, windows azure | 1 Response