When cloud services go down

I have nothing to do with Atlassian. I have nothing to do with the productivity software offered for the enterprises. However, I have been reading about this company going down in April badly. (I schedule the posts for future auto-updates; I batch write the blog posts). Here's some random twitterpost: https://twitter.com/gabornadai/status/1511421761690214413?s=20&t=3n6vxxzpCi84IEdm6YLfiw I am not sure … Continue reading When cloud services go down

The cloud wars

Here's something interesting: Microsoft’s tactics to win cloud battle lead to new antitrust scrutiny | Financial Times At the heart of the controversy is a change to Microsoft’s licensing terms made in October 2019. The change affected the way the company charges for products such as Office when they are running in the data centres … Continue reading The cloud wars

Who’s responsible for the advertisements?

This one is a damning report from Financial Times. It writes extensively about the abuse of the process of advertising on social media. Self-diagnosis ads on TikTok blur mental health fears with reality | Financial Times Advertising aside, the phenomenon taps into a pandemic-fuelled explosion of mental health content. Peppy influencers sharing their checklists of … Continue reading Who’s responsible for the advertisements?

What is the cost of the “cloud”?

I have written about it in the past. Yes, it beats the simplicity of hosting everything and "running massive machine learning algorithms" on datasets. One thing that never gets mentioned is the cost. Here's something from this perspective: Why Enzymit Decided to Build its Own On-Prem HPC Infrastructure | by Lior Zimmerman | Enzymit.log — The Enzymit … Continue reading What is the cost of the “cloud”?

How to interview: Some pointers towards better hiring

Photo by Christina Morillo on Pexels.com(A placeholder) Interviews are an inherent part of the job-seeker. The board/panel wants to know if the candidate "fits" in their requirements. Who gets chosen depends on a combination of luck, hubris, familiarity of the candidate with the board and "past successes". However, I haven't come across an interview board … Continue reading How to interview: Some pointers towards better hiring