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    Descriptive info: .. The Net Result of Imagination, Innovation, and Investment.. NI3.. Home.. OpenPilot.. org The Next Generation Open Source UAV Autopilot The Next Generation Open Source UAV Autopilot.. Posted by.. Dann.. in.. General.. on February 8, 2013.. Have to come back to this.. Very cool.. Open Source Drones.. No Comments.. Modern Lifecycle on the Cloud OS Brian Harry s blog Site Home MSDN Blogs.. Cloud Computing.. ,.. Microsoft Systems Center.. on January 15, 2013.. Interesting release today for Systems Center 2012; it got a Service Pack 1.. All new features tie it directly to Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server.. This is a very interesting move.. New features include a Keynote or Gomez-like capability (Global Service Monitor (GSM)), new Lab Management support, Windows 2012 support, and incident integration.. VS/TFS had these features ready in Update 1 which shipped at the end of November 2012.. More details via the link below.. Are You Ready for the Cloud? Some Food for Thought.. Distributed Computing.. on January 2, 2013.. What’s the primary objective of moving to the cloud?.. I submit it is the ability to tie product/application usage directly to operational costs resulting in a cost per customer metric that is easily compared to revenue per customer.. Total Cost of Operation for a product/application can be much more easily tracked using cloud technologies.. If possible, Total Cost of Operation should be tracked in a before and after manner to capture trending and point in time operational cost data.. Adoption of cloud technologies requires a modernized and decently mature release discipline.. Copying files between currently running OS instances no longer works, especially if you are using auto-scaling features of the different cloud platforms.. Total Cost of Operations, which includes development and testing costs for each release, can now be used to calculate a TCO (where the ‘O’ is Operations) per customer.. This brings very basic and much clearer alignment between product development/IT/operations and the revenue generating parts of organizations.. A product s readiness to embrace the cloud is a function of:.. Data model.. Think No-SQL, a megatrend associated with movement to the cloud.. Assessing how you will manage your data in the cloud is one of two major components to assessing cloud readiness.. While going the No-SQL route is not a requirement of embracing the cloud, it is worth plotting the path to identify possible operational and financial benefits.. Services orientation.. Services orientation is the second major component to assessing cloud readiness.. All services all the time.. Services are assembled into applications and presentation.. Services must be well structured, discoverable, secure, and protected in the cloud.. If you haven’t reached this level of maturity for your product or application, migrating to the cloud will be difficult if not impossible.. Design strength and maturity.. The ability to design and execute a path from current state to future state in the cloud.. Does your team have the ability to do this today, including the ability, willingness, or existing skill sets to map this path? Or, do you require additional assistance via external specialists and SME’s? Case in point; the Netflix journey towards cloud adoption.. Code currency.. Currency of the application code plays a big factor in cloud readiness.. If an application is more than two major releases behind in terms of language and framework versions and/or includes components rooted in legacy languages it will be difficult if not impossible to get to the cloud.. For new application and products, this is not much of an issue.. Enterprise application or older products looking to make the leap, this is could be a major stumbling block.. Development discipline.. Product teams will need to adjust to the requirements that moving to the cloud will bring with it.. Moving to the cloud will require greater ownership and accountability on the part of the product teams as there is no infrastructure supplier to lean on.. In the cloud all infrastructure services are just that; services that are well known and published.. You can’t run out of disk space, you can’t blame a storage array or “the network” for performance problems, you can’t misconfigure a firewall or load balancer in the cloud.. Testing discipline.. Automated testing is the key to success in the cloud.. You’ll see this time-and-again in presentations and industry discussions.. Automated testing forces the testing teams to become developers of a different type.. The only language that doesn’t lie is code.. Code must make testing transparent to their development counterparts and management alike.. A select subset of this testing code must be passed forward into operations to ensure evaluation criteria, design assumptions, and constraints are maintained throughout the product’s lifecycle and continuously to be validated.. Operational maturity.. The operations and support teams must understand the product as well as the developers and testers.. They must also change their focus from being firefighters to being assassins; eliminating the possibility of failure before it happens.. The team that operates the Chaos Monkey at Netflix is a potential model for this type of operations team.. The support and operations teams must become developers of yet a different type.. They must be focused on operational algorithms, programmatic failure injection, detection, prevention, recovery, and constant evaluation of analytics.. Most enterprises will have to become comfortable with multiple cloud providers based on current platforms, languages, and frameworks currently deployed.. This begs the question of public versus private cloud providers.. Based on my experience, private clouds cost only marginally less than totally private infrastructure.. In some cases, it could cost more.. Public clouds scale better across economics, performance, and availability.. Private clouds don’t fully support the evolution towards the principles and maturity levels I’ve identified above.. Cloud Adoption..  ...   daily activity to see how active (or inactive) I actually am and to see the affect of my environment on my heart rate.. After a few days of sporadic research I discovered it is possible to do one or the other with various Apple devices but it is only possible to do both with an iPod Nano 6g, the Nike + iPod kit, and a Polar Wearlink for Nike + heart rate monitor.. It was a bit confusing going through all of the marketing literature as the Nike + sensor can be use without the receiver when used with the iPhone 4.. However, the iPhone will only receive from the Nike + sensor and not the heart rate monitor.. I am about to spend the next week experimenting with the capabilities of my newly acquired equipment but I think I will find that I will need two apps for the two types of data I am looking to collect; Nike + iPod app and the Pedometer native app on the iPod Nano 6g.. This may be an issue as I don t think I can use two apps at once on the Nano.. The Nike + iPod app says it can do both but I am not sure about the accuracy and it requires the Nike + receiver to be plugged into the iPod when in use which may affect battery life.. My first experiment will be to pit the two apps against each other to compare pedometer numbers; steps taken.. I will be in a fairly controlled environment this week at a conference; in a hotel, same schedule every day, but at least with some decent walking between sessions.. I will report back my results at the end of the week.. Also, the Nano has no connectivity other than through the universal connector.. I ll need to figure out how I get my data off of it.. My guess is the Nike + web site has some sort of browser app that pulls it off the device directly.. But what about the native Pedometer app? Hmmm, more research required.. The Crux of the Cloud.. on June 1, 2011.. In discussions over the past few months with Microsoft and other cloud services vendors the issue the entire industry is grappling with right now is how to allow untrusted code to run in the cloud.. Untrusted code seems to be defined as code not developed by me with me being the operator of the cloud services.. This applies to any cloud services for applications as opposed to cloud services for host virtualization.. The limitations seem to be tied to the fact that most cloud services vendors are still in the throes of migrating traditional private instances, or on-prem , software to hosted, multi-tenant environments that aggregate all of the complexities and requirements of on-prem software into a single location.. This rush to the cloud is fundamentally changing software design and architecture.. The answer isn t web services and it s not better virtualization.. The answer is aligning maturity levels between consumers and suppliers of the cloud service providers.. With all of the marketing tricks and schemes focused on driving adoption of cloud services distracting focus from implementation, at the end of the day it comes down to the customer and service provider being able to communicate and live with each other s expectations; technically and operationally.. Service providers need to be able to provide clearly understood technical and operational standards.. Customers have to be able to understand and work with the impact these standards have on their applications and services.. This drives a lot of cost into the equation of the founding business case, which is often missed.. 1 Comment.. SPChainGang: SharePoint 2007 2010 Link Analysis Rewriting Utility.. SharePoint.. on March 7, 2011.. SPChainGang.. is a link analysis and rewriting utility for Microsoft SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010.. It locates, analyzes, and reports links found in most webparts in SharePoint, but not documents.. In one mode it will rewrite links based on a path mapping defined in a SharePoint list.. Based on my research, there is nothing out in the marketplace that performs these functions other than.. Time To Write Again.. in Uncategorized on December 27, 2010.. After one and a half years of not writing it is time to write again.. My life feels empty without writing.. This site will be archived and multiple blogs put up in it s place.. Older Entries.. 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  • Title: OpenPilot.org – The Next Generation Open Source UAV Autopilot – The Next Generation Open Source UAV Autopilot « NI3
    Descriptive info: This entry was posted on February 8, 2013, 9:04 am and is filed under.. You can follow any responses to this entry through.. RSS 2.. 0.. You can.. leave a response.. , or.. trackback.. from your own site.. Comments (0).. No comments yet.. Cancel Reply.. Name (required).. E-Mail (required).. (will not be published).. Website.. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.. Notify me of new posts by email.. Submit Comment..

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  • Title: Dann « NI3
    Descriptive info: This user hasn't shared any biographical information.. Posts by Dann.. FebruaryUTCbFri, 08 Feb 2013 09:04:07 +0000000000amFri, 08 Feb 2013 09:04:07 +000013 8, 2013 - 9:04 am02.. Tags:.. Posted in.. |.. Jpm1000000pmTue, 15 Jan 2013 12:40:07 +000013 15, 2013 - 12:40 p01.. Jpm1000000pmWed, 02 Jan 2013 16:18:49 +000013 2, 2013 - 4:18 p01.. Jpm1000000pmWed, 02 Jan  ...   07:32:28 +000013 2, 2013 - 7:32 am01.. SunUTC2012-12-30T22:12:15+00:00UTC12bUTCSun, 30 Dec 2012 22:12:15 +0000 30, 2012 - 10:12 p12.. J0000006UTC 26, 2011 - 2:47 p06.. J0000006UTC 1, 2011 - 8:35 am06.. MaramMon, 07 Mar 2011 08:25:06 +00002011-03-07T08:25:06+00:0008 7, 2011 - 8:25 am03.. MonUTC2010-12-27T00:58:50+00:00UTC12bUTCMon, 27 Dec 2010 00:58:50 +0000 27, 2010 - 12:58 am12.. Posted in Uncategorized |..

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  • Title: General « NI3
    Descriptive info: Archive for category General.. Getting Older.. on June 18, 2009.. The older I get the more I have in common with more people and the less in common I have with fewer people.. Taking Time To Smell The Flowers.. on April 23, 2009.. I m in the middle of a four week travel sprint and for once I m relatively close to home this week taking meetings at Microsoft in Redmond, WA.. A couple of my colleagues from Texas and New York are out and we decided to take a day trip to Victoria, B.. C.. They have never been here before.. It has been seven years since I ve been here.. My colleague from Texas asked around and found out that Butchart Gardens is the place to go.. So, I m sitting in Butchart Gardens taking a conference call as I type this.. Most Popular Post: Cracking WPA Keys.. on April 13, 2009.. I installed the WordPress blog stats plug-in a few days ago and can now see where all of the traffic to my blog is going.. It s going to an old post I made about cracking WPA keys on wi-fi networks.. It s about the only post that is keeping my blog alive.. It s kind of funny that this post would be the most popular one given that it was a trackback to a post on another blog.. Shellie Update.. on April 9, 2009.. After more than a year of continuous treatment, Shellie is getting a three month break from chemotherapy.. Three months doesn t seem like a lot of time any more, but we are going to make the most of it.. The three month break ends at the end of June.. Back Again.. After more than a few months off, my blog is finally back online and fully functional.. Why am I back? I miss writing.. I miss writing here and I miss writing code.. Life is too short not to do the things you like or apply your brain as much as possible.. So, here I am.. What Matters To Me In This Election?.. on September 27, 2008.. When engaging in discussions with other Americans, and non-Americans, over the past couple of weeks about the American Presidential race I have found that there is very little knowledge accumulated in the minds of people as to why the U.. S.. presidential candidates are running and what they stand for.. It all seems to boil down to party and rhetoric generated by the media to boost ratings.. Not a single person I spoke to references either party’s platform.. We have lost sight of how our political system works.. How can it be broken if it is not common knowledge how it works?.. I view this and any election as the people hiring someone to lead or manage the  ...   me.. Health Care.. My wife has cancer.. Need I say more? Under the current system her life has a price.. She may very well out live the price on her life thanks to new and rapidly improving treatments.. The insurance companies and policies have not kept pace with medical trends.. I am greatly concerned that we may find ourselves in a situation where we cannot obtain insurance for her, either as a result of hitting a life-time maximum or me changing jobs, and be unable to provide her treatment due to paper obstacles that stand between her and the treatment she needs.. I’ll take on any insurance company, politician, doctor, or lawyer in this debate.. Bring it.. Where has the Hippocratic oath gone?.. Education.. I have a four year old daughter about to enter primary school.. I refuse to put her in a public school due to the lack of quality and opportunities a public school education affords her post secondary school these days.. I wish this weren’t the case.. Foreign Policy.. I don’t work for an American company.. The perception of Americans around the world directly affects how people perceive me as an individual, at least upon first impression.. This could greatly limit my effectiveness at work and my ability to make money.. It’s as simple and as complicated as that.. I could give a crap about the Iraq War or the War on Terror in so much as these externalities affects any of the issues that are important to me.. Where are your limits? Where do you draw the line in order to cast an informed vote?.. No one can care about everything.. There isn t enough time to ponder it all at a meaningful level.. I firmly believe that if everyone could clearly articulate what this race means to them at an individual level we will collectively arrive at a decision that is right for this country.. After all, isn’t this how our country was founded? Individuals coming together who understood what they needed and what they wanted, articulating it, and making it happen.. Are we done yet?.. on September 21, 2008.. I can t wait for the U.. Presidential campaign to be over.. The entire race is content free.. Where are the issues? Obama attacks McCain.. McCain ignores Obama.. Obama attacks again.. I’m sitting here in my hotel room watching CNN LateEdition and they are playing clips from the campaign trail this week.. Every Obama clip shows an attack on McCain.. Every McCain clips is discussing current events, though horribly misconstrued and twisted.. We need another choice.. How do we get a third choice that is viable? Who will support legislative change that creates a place at the table for a third choice? (Notice I did not say third party.. ).. You are currently browsing the archives for the General category..

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  • Title: Modern Lifecycle on the Cloud OS – Brian Harry’s blog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs « NI3
    Descriptive info: This entry was posted on January 15, 2013, 12:40 pm and is filed under..

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    Descriptive info: Archive for category Cloud Computing.. You are currently browsing the archives for the Cloud Computing category..

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  • Title: Are You Ready for the Cloud? Some Food for Thought. « NI3
    Descriptive info: This entry was posted on January 2, 2013, 4:18 pm and is filed under.. Related Posts..

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  • Title: Distributed Computing « NI3
    Descriptive info: Archive for category Distributed Computing.. Revenge Of The Terminals.. on December 29, 2008.. By any other definition, Microsoft s recent patent application entitled.. Metered Pay-As-You-Go Computing Experience.. is nothing more than timeshare computing.. I found this.. via ZDNet.. , which is not my usual place to find interesting stuff.. However, this caught my eye after taking a couple of briefings from Microsoft guys on their new distributed computing platform code named Azure.. (Read more about the.. Azure Services Platform here.. ) This patent application is directly linked to the work being done for Azure, make no mistake about it, and Microsoft is investing billions in it.. While this patent is a piece of the whole picture, it is certainly nothing to thumb your nose at.. This patent simply describes a delivery vehicle.. You have to look at the payload and the supply chain to understand the whole picture.. Project Blackbox.. on October 26, 2006.. Sun is claiming the first virtualized data center in a shipping container with.. reported Boing Boing on 19 October.. via.. Hack The Planet.. Over two years ago I made.. a post on mobile data centers.. in shipping containers based on the.. Internet Archives Petabox Project.. which is in turned based, or co-developed,.. Capricorn Technologies.. products.. It looks like Sun has taken the  ...   equation.. My Sun and HP rep’s are going to be getting calls very soon.. My Sun rep is going to get the, “Can you arrange a demo?” call.. My HP rep is going to get the, “What are you guys doing about this?” call.. Rsstroom Reader.. on December 8, 2005.. This is far too funny not to blog.. Every RSS junkie needs one for the home throne! Add it to your Christmas lists!.. VMware Launches Beta Player.. Storage.. on October 31, 2005.. Last week VMware.. announced the availability of a free player.. What s a player in the context of VMware? It s a piece of software that allows you to run virtual machines built by someone else but does not allow you to build your own.. This is a phenominal idea.. People have been swapping VMX files build using VMware Workstation for some time but requires a Workstation license ($189).. With the player, an admin, support person, or team lead can build or have built standard VM s that a group should use for development, testing, and workgroup applications.. I see huge returns on this in the areas of development and testing.. I d love to see Microsoft counter with a free VirtualPC player.. You are currently browsing the archives for the Distributed Computing category..

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