Everett Toews

Helping you shave narwhals

    Broken Wiki Theory

    11 Sep 2013
    “Wikis always start off with the best of intentions. Sharing knowledge in a centralized place that everyone can edit. Wikis are useful but they can be difficult beasts to wrangle. Out of date information, broken links, bad formatting left unfixed, etc. The list is endless.

    Vote Vote Vote

    21 Aug 2013
    It’s that time of year again to vote for sessions at the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong. First of all I encourage you to vote for any and all of the sessions using the new OpenStack Presentation Voting web app. It’s a great app and it drops you into the action right away by presenting you with a random session to vote on. The ability to use keyboard shortcuts to vote is really handy too. I’ve got a couple of sessions proposed to the Summit focused on the application developers building solutions on top of OpenStack.

    Keep the Cloud Honest

    31 Jul 2013
    Last week at OSCON 2013 I gave a presentation entitled Cloud Portability With Multi-Cloud Toolkits. Not exactly a flashy title but you had a good idea of what you were going to get. I did a full write-up of it over here so I won’t regurgitate that post. However, I will summarize why cloud portability is important and why you always want to be in a position to be able to switch cloud providers.

    jclouds 1.6.1 Released With New Maven groupId

    26 Jun 2013
    jclouds 1.6.1 has been released! Here’s the official announcement. This marks our first release as an incubated Apache project. We’ve fixed a number of issues and we’ve updated a lot of license headers :P but the biggest change is to our Maven groupId. It’s gone from org.jclouds to org.apache.jclouds. The version also includes a “-incubating” to indicate our current incubation status in Apache. This is a big update as we’ve effectively changed the address where you download jclouds.

    Fix Minecraft Freeze on Mac OS X

    23 Jun 2013
    I had an intermittent problem where Minecraft would freeze up on my Mac and just stop working. I would take anywhere from five to thirty seconds to unfreeze before I could start playing again. Some of the longer pauses would seem like a crash but it always eventually resumed. It was a nasty bug and extremely frustrating.