Category Archives: Cloud

Amazon Drive gets an API

Remember a month or so back Amazon announced free storage for prime members for photos, well now the have an API developers can use to access those pictures.  Let the hacking begin! http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/11/amazon-cloud-drive-gets-its-own-api/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29

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Amazon gives Prime users unlimited free photo storage

Not so sure on this one, since like the gmail bit, I am putting photos up where Amazon can get to them…. http://lifehacker.com/amazon-gives-unlimited-photo-storage-to-prime-customers-1654430098

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automatic vent shutoffs with arduino (ish)

A father/daughter team basically built a system that is like NEST but for your heat vents.  So it will shut off/open vents as needed, thus saving the costs of heating/cooling your entire house.  Its using some arduino like clone for … Continue reading

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Netflix opensources more security tools

Netflix released 3 more security tools for the cloud that they have built called “Scumblr” and “Sketchy”, plus the “Workflowable”.    Each one is a part of an IDS that is interesting on the aggressive techniques they use to see … Continue reading

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I can see the custom local deliver apps already

Uber just opened up its API’s to developers (have to sign up from the looks of it) to use its services.  I can just see the next wave of apps that use this now.  Instant local flower delivery perhaps.  Could … Continue reading

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Google has an import tool for AWS S3

Just became a little easier to move away from Amazon AWS.  Google now has an import tool to migrate data from AWS/S3 storage to Google.  Now if they only could do this with running instances in AWS…. http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/19/googles-new-cloud-import-tool-makes-switching-from-aws-easier/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29

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Unikernel

I started reading about Unikernels, a kernel built just for a particular task, lately.  Found this nice article that covers several different ones.  Mirage looks interesting. Why am I looking at this.  Well as the article goes on, it can … Continue reading

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Google adds CoreOS

I have not heard of CoreOS (Linux distro) til now.  It looks interesting.  Its a lightweight Linux distro that sounds like its built for app development and cloud based systems.  Its on my download list to try out. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/23/google_loads_coreos_onto_its_cloud/

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Need to debug an instance? Look at sysdig

So you are a system admin with a bunch of instances in AWS and can’t figure out some of the problems on the systems.  Try out this tool sysdig, seems to be a combo of other system tools to help … Continue reading

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Google makes its Map interface easier to use

Not exactly sure what to file this one under.  Anyways, Google just make it easier for folks to use its map data by incorporating JSON, in particular an interface called GeoJSON, for its maps. http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/19/google-maps-makes-creating-maps-easier-for-developers-adds-geojson-support-to-its-javascript-api/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29

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