Tax Filing

March 28, 2007

Just a quick recommendation — if you need to file 1099s for your contractors, I recommend It ain’t web 2.0, but it’s a piece of cake to use, and it’s reasonably priced.


You know you’re with a good company when your boss sends an e-mail like this.


March 27, 2007

Jesse Newland took Amazon EC2 and Capistrano out for a hot date, and ended up with Capazon — a brilliant set of tasks for managing EC2 instances.

Go forth and play with it, ye adventurous developers.


March 27, 2007

Rackable Systems Concentro data centerLooks like Sun’s Project Blackbox project has a little competition — Rackable Systems has introduced (and is shipping) the Concentro. It’s a data center in a 40 foot shipping container. It’s tailored to Rackable’s server products, with half depth racks and a custom DC power system, but it’s intriguing none the less. With all the hype around “containerized” data centers, I’m pretty sure we’ll see a few others join the fray.

Whatever happened to Google’s rumored container project? Was that the genesis of Project Blackbox, or were all of these companies secretly building these things at the same time?

Beer Survey

March 23, 2007

So, here’s a little fun with Jyte. I’ve set up a brief survey for friends, family, and strangers — it’s a beer survey.

Briefly stated:

… and for bonus points, are these questions making you thirsty, for a beer?


Inquiring minds want to know.

Spotted – $100 Laptop

March 22, 2007

$100 LaptopCheck it out — it’s real, and it works, and it’s very, very cool. This is one of the working prototypes from the One Laptop Per Child project.

Seen at the BarCamp Portland Meetup.

BarCamp Portland Meetup

March 22, 2007

The BarCamp Portland meetup is tonight, from 5:30PM – 8:00PM at Jive Software.

Be sure to RSVP on this page if you plan on attending. I’ve never been, so I’m not sure what to expect, but rumor has it’s a pretty good time.