IEEE offers a fascinating overview of computer storage from disk to cloud. Fairly comprehensive survey of the state of the art.
Intel’s Movidius is a neural network compute add-on on a USB form factor. Around P5,000+, seems a bit pricey for a toy, but intriguing, nonetheless. I wonder what the use cases are.
I discovered Sandstorm last week while searching for Slack alternatives for the company. What’s the best way to describe Sandstorm? It’s a virtual environment for hosting web applications. Think of it as your very own Google infra, where you can set up mail, blogs, chat, code repositories, file shares, and even games. And it can all be self-hosted.
I got it running over the weekend and I’m pretty impressed with the polish and ease of use. I have it installed on an internal server now and I’m going to see what the team’s response is tomorrow.
cloudprober is a service monitoring tool from Google. This should be useful for monitoring web server availability, among other things.
Ted Nelson is designer of Project Xanadu, a conceptual precursor to the World Wide Web. He invented the term ‘hypertext’.
Archaeologists are using forensic software developed in the cold war to decode Leibniz’s notebooks. Leibniz, if you recall, independently developed calculus. Since paper was expensive during his time, his notebooks were crammed with a mishmash of information from various subjects, often overlapping on the same page.