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)
SAN FRANCISCO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Interop previews the
latest innovations and news from more than 100 exhibitors who will make
announcements at Interop Las Vegas, happening next week, March 31-April 4 at
the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. As the leading independent technology
conference and expo series, Interop will highlight the latest advancements in
networking, virtualization, cloud, mobility, data centers and everything in
between. For more information and to register, please visit: interop.com.
"Interop continues to inspire and inform the world's foremost IT decision
makers, serving as a place to find actionable solutions for pain points and
future developments in the enterprise," explained Jennifer Jessup, Interop
General Manager. "Now more than ever it is critical for businesses to have
the opportunity to evaluate products and services side... (more)
New Media on Ulitzer
Social media marketing is hot hot hot. While the disjointed components have
risen and fallien with the VC tide for some time now, a coherent roadmap is
emerging for marketing a brand, product or service via social media. No
longer just a fad for college kids or a way to virally promote your fart app,
social media is emerging as a powerful and rapidly growing low-cost,
high-reward force for driving sales. The price tag is appealing and there
is no barrier to entry.
With billions now being bet by the major players on the need for brands to
have a mobile ad strategy, social media has evolved in the wings from a
nice-to-have to a must-have for every company that sells anything. From a
local pizza joint to a consumer packaged goods goliath, the power of human
interaction to spread a marketing message though trusted social networks at
very low cost... (more)
It has been a busy fall 2011 which started out with VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas
just before the labor day weekend.
Scenes from the CXI party (@cxi) at VMworld 2011
Besides activity in support of the launch of my new book Cloud and Virtual
Data Storage Networking (CRC Press), I have been busy with various client
research, consulting and advisory projects. In addition to Las Vegas for
VMworld, out and about travel activities for attending conferences and
presenting seminars have included visits in Minneapolis (local), Nijkerk
Holland and Denver (in the same week) and Orlando (SNW). Upcoming out and
about events are scheduled for Los Angles, Atlanta, Chicago, Seattle and a
couple of trips to San Jose area before the brief thanksgiving holiday break.
Beer and Bitter ballens on the left, coffee machine in Nijkerk on the right
Day one of two day seminar in Nijkerk
Bicycles l... (more)
HOUSTON, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 02/18/08 -- Whiskers are making a comeback
this spring, thanks to Saint Arnold Brewing Company (www.saintarnold.com),
the oldest craft brewery in Texas. For the second straight year, the Houston
brewery has called upon Texans to put down their shavers from New Year's Day
through March 17th for its St. Patrick's Day Donegal Beard Contest.
A Donegal is a beard with no mustache, similar to what a leprechaun would
wear. The contest was inspired by the documentary, "Growin' a Beard," which
depicts a similar annual competition that has been held in Shamrock, Texas
since 1938. The film's director, Mike Woolf, has agreed to be a judge of this
year's Saint Arnold competition.
"We are about seven weeks into the 12-week beard cultivation period and the
beard has grown out enough that my wife will finally kiss me again," said
Brock Wagner, founde... (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)
With the onset of the Monsoons in Chennai there were Cloud of a different
kind looming, and the Met Department was evangelizing them; there was also
another Cloud Evangelist in Chennai, Jinesh Varia evangelizing Clouds of
different kind, the Amazon Clouds.
Event and Filling Gaps
The event kicked off with Bobby Varghese from CSS Corp doing a keynote for
the workshop. Bobby spoke about CSS adoption of the AWS and how they have
come up with products and use cases based on AWS.
The real clouds were holding back Jinesh from reaching the venue. So
Ezhilaran Babaraj(Ezhil), from CSS Labs, and Lakshmanan Narayan(Lux), from
Vembu, had to fill up for the latency. Both these session's were to be midway
sessions to Jinesh's overview on AWS, that would have given mileage to these
session for which AWS is the basis. Nevertheless, considering the audience
were not real novices to A... (more)
I’m at Supernova. (live stream) I’ve come in a little late on an
Werner Vogels talks about cloud computing. He contrasts it with a 1900
Belgian beer brewery that had to have its own electricity generator, which
took a lot of maintenance and didn’t help it make better beer. He warns
that any offering that taps into the large social networks may find itself
with traffic suddenly spiking by orders of magnitude.
NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key
information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small
matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other
people’s ideas and words. You are warned, people.
Cloud computing’s advantages: 1. Lower costs by eliminating capital
investment and reducing operational costs. 2. Increase agility. 3. Removes
the “heavy lifting” and letting y... (more)
Cloud Expo on Ulitzer
Now that I'm back and have had chance to recuperate from from my trip to
Israel I thought I'd share a few of the more interesting ideas to come out of
the conversations I've had. In particular were several comments that Alistair
Croll made at CloudCamp Tel Aviv about the potential opportunities for what
he described as "Free / Open Cloud Services" as well as an idea I had around
the potential of so called "Cooperative Community Clouds".
First in regards to Open Cloud Services, basically the concept goes like
this; as we move away from the traditional client/server based models of the
past to more web centric / service oriented opportunities of the future, we
will see open source shift from application centric (source code) toward free
open services and information. Cloud providers will essentially give away
access in return for greater adopt of ... (more)
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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)