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Blog Archive for calvinaustin during August 2010

The recent complaint from Oracle to Google is probably one of the most key events that may dictate Java's legacy. Is this what Java really needs or are we missing something else? Lawsuits are incredibly exciting for legal teams, albeit lots of work. For the rest of the company on either side the novelty soon wears off, cases can span multiple product releases and even years so its a constant...
I was uploading my Amazon image for the 3rd time. First time it didn't boot, second attempt I couldn't log in via ssh, third attempt , success! Admittedly the bundling didn't take too long for a 10GB file, and even the upload on our work network  (this was an S3 image) wasn't that long but 'm sure I wasted a good few hours. I did my obligatory google and came across a few ideas. First...
We have been recently doing a fair amount of prototyping and development with Amazon EC2, as the cost of hosting additional ESX servers and disk in our colo has been an exercise in power cost control to stay within our rack quotas. Last year we looked into moving many of our services to Amazon EC2, but it didn't take long for our finance guy to ask questions about new charges to the amazon bill...