Okay, I am weird (tell me something that I don’t know, say most of my
friends). For Christmas I wanted a Nike Apple Watch to go with my existing
FitBit and Garmin fitness trackers (I look sort of like a cyborg in the photo
below…which is always cool).
While I was intrigued by the ability to do all sorts of cool things on the
Apple Watch (like take a phone call and talk into my wrist watch like Dick
Tracy), the thing that most intrigued me was the ability to buy third-party
apps that could yield detailed exercise and health data. I was hoping that
this detailed exercise and health data could help me understand what effect
particular behaviors or activities (or lack of particular behaviors and
activities) were having on my overall health.
Why is this important to me? You can thank articles like “Unexpected
Heart Attack Triggers” for my health and exercise anxiety.... (more)
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Porsche Design and BlackBerry have announced the new, all-touch Porsche
Design P'9982 Smartphone from BlackBerry and a second Crocodile model
strictly limited to just 500 devices worldwide. Uniquely designed and
expertly crafted, the P'9982 is exquisitely fashioned from high-quality
materials and features a customized version of the BlackBerry 10.2 Operating
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HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/27/06 -- Fans of great beer throughout
Texas will have a chance to try the winning recipe from this year's Big Batch
Brew Bash. Saint Arnold Brewing Company, the oldest craft brewery in Texas,
has announced plans to brew and bottle the winning recipe later this year as
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve No. 3.
This is the second time Saint Arnold has adopted a winning recipe. One year's
winning entry served as the basis for Saint Arnold Winter Stout, which became
one of the brewery's five seasonal offerings.
The Big Batch Brew Bash is believed to be the biggest single-style brewing
competition in the world. This year, contestants submitted their best Double
IPA (India Pale Ale) for judging, which is described as India Pale Ale on
steroids. According to BeerAdvocate.com, "You should expect something robust,
malty and alcoholic with a hop p... (more)
HOUSTON, September 28, 2009 - The crew from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
(www.saintarnold.com), the oldest craft brewery in Texas, is returning from
the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) with gold. They won't bother finding
a spot to hang the medal, though, because their offices and brewing
operations will soon be moving to their new brewery in a historic building on
the north side of downtown Houston.
Judges in the Munich Style Helles category awarded the gold medal to Saint
Arnold Summer Pils, the brewery's summer seasonal. This is the fourth time
Saint Arnold Summer Pils has earned a medal at the GABF in this category.
It previously won silver in 2008, 2005 and 2003. The brewery has now won a
total of 13 medals at the GABF over the past 11 years.
Saint Arnold Summer Pils is brewed every spring and available during the
summer months throughout Texas. It is a c... (more)
The other day I ran into a blog entry from the Astoria team discussing the
projections feature of the 1.5 CTP2 version of the product. If you're not
familiar with ADO.NET Data Services (formerly codenamed Astoria), it's
basically a layer that you can put on top of an Entity Data Model and it will
expose that model as a RESTful service. The URL format for this RESTful
service is quite flexible, allowing you to select individual rows, perform
filters, sorts, and many other things.
One of the new things that you can now do server-side via the new CTP2 URL
syntax is projections. Projections actually allow you to control the shape of
the output coming back. You can specifically choose which properties on the
entity you want. Even more awesome is that this can be controller
hierarchically. So if you bring back an Order entity and you include all of
the OrderItem entities... (more)
HOUSTON, Jan. 12, 2010 – Saint Arnold Brewing Company
(www.saintarnold.com), the oldest craft brewery in Texas, today reported
record production of nearly 26,000 barrels of beer in 2009. The increase of
nearly 3,000 barrels over 2008’s production total represents a 13 percent
boost for the year.
According to the Brewers Association, Saint Arnold continues to outpace the
craft brewing industry overall, which reported growth of five percent during
the first six months of 2009. Overall US beer sales were down 1.3 percent in
the first six months of 2009.
Saint Arnold Brewing’s production has increased 135 percent during the past
Year Production % Growth
2009 25,710 barrels 13 percent
2008 22,749 barrels 28 percent
2007 17,811 barrels 30 percent
2006 13,638 barrels 25 percent
2005 10,946 barrels 20 percent
Saint Arno... (more)
Storability 10 year Reunion
Years ago, a few buddies and I started one of the first cloud storage
providers. Of course, we didn’t call it cloud storage back then, but we
merry band of brithers (and sisters), we first generation Storage Service
Providers (1gSSPs) were cloud storage way before the cloud was cool.
All the 1gSSPs – StorageNetworks, ScaleEight, StorageWay, Sanrise, and
others – failed. The core problem was and still is that renting raw
capacity over the network is a lousy business model.
1gSSPs couldn’t sustainably buy their storage cheaper than their retail
customers (although over a beer I can share some great stories of how the
early 1gSSP robber-barron’s ‘negotiated’ with the storage vendors
during the boom). SSPs couldn’t sustainably offer broad enough management
efficiencies to generate profits. SSPs couldn’t overcome a host of logistic
and cultural... (more)
County Arcade, Leeds
The global CloudCamp movement continues to grow, with events over the next
few weeks in Denmark, Germany, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and across the United
States. And now, I’m very pleased to announce that the English city of
Leeds is joining the party.
CloudCamp events have been taking place in the UK for years, and the London
gatherings have picked up real momentum. Outside London, we’ve seen a few
events in Warrington, Newcastle, and Edinburgh. We believe that the time is
now right for something more regular; a place in which the cloud-building,
cloud-using, cloud-interested and cloud-exploring can come together for talk,
beer, pizza and more… without having to jump on a train to the deep south.
CloudCamps are interesting events, with a real emphasis on informality.
I’ve attended several around the world, and am always impressed by the
energy i... (more)
My copy of the new book The Human Face of Big Data created by Rick Smolan and
Jennifer Erwitt arrived yesterday compliments of EMC (the lead sponsor). In
addition to EMC, the other sponsors of the book are Cisco, VMware, FedEx,
Originate and Tableau software.
To say this is a big book would be an understatement, then again, big data is
a big topic with a lot of diversity if you open your eyes and think in a
pragmatic way, which once you open and see the pages you will see. This is
physically a big book (11x 14 inches) with lots of pictures, texts, stories,
factoids and thought stimulating information of the many facets and
dimensions of big data across 224 pages.
While Big Data as a buzzword and industry topic theme might be new, along
with some of the related technologies, techniques and focus areas, other as
aspects have been around for some time. Big data means ... (more)
Yesterday VCE and their proud parents announced revenues had reached an
annual run rate of a billion dollars. Today VCE announced some new products
along with enhancements to others.
Before going forward though, let's take go back for a moment to help set the
stage to see where things might be going in the future. A little over a three
years ago, back in November 2009 VCE was born and initially named ACADIA by
its proud parents (Cisco, EMC, Intel and VMware). Here is a post that I did
BTW the reference to Zen might cause some to think that I don't how to
properly refer to the Xen hypervisor. It is really a play from Robert Plants
album Now and Zen and its song Tall Cool One. For those not familiar, click
on the link and listen (some will have DejaVu, others might think its new and
cool) as it takes a look back as well as present, similar to VCE.
On the... (more)