Saturday, December 15, 2007

Hello World!

I put up my first Amazon EC2 instance today, and though the link will probably either be broken or open up someone else's instance by the time you click on it, this marks a huge milestone in computing, and I'm happy to be a part of it! And hey, look! John Young is doing it too!

The fact that this service is SOOO DIRT CHEAP means the doors are open to anyone who has any grand ideas. Server costs used to be a barrier, and now they simply aren't. Oh, and look! An article on how to get Hadoop running on EC2!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Good Ol'Capitalism

NBC claims Apple has destroyed the music industry in terms of pricing. That's capitalism at its finest -- execs acting like cry-babies when innovation ruins their business by making it more competitive. Large media companies could definitely be on the decline, but it's at the benefit of consumers, so overall, it's a good thing. The same thing needs to happen in the real-estate world, cause they are a bunch of price fixers that are directly impacting me! Maybe I should be the one to do it :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

First Post!

I've been telling myself that I'd build my own blog for the last couple of years. It hasn't happened, so thank you Google for doing what I didn't, or at least purchasing a company that did what I didn't and then linking it to my existing account.

Hmm.... there is a part of me that kinda sorta likes the Windows Live Journal thing. I mean, I'm writing this from a mac, so right there Windows Live Journal sucks, but it natively supports APP, which I find cool. I don't know if blogger supports APP. If APP gets popular enough it will.

Well there you go, Dustin Ted Whitney's first post. Geeky and critical -- quintessential Dustin Ted Whitney.