You say Python, and I say Perl ...

March 31, 2014
Or rather, let's admit there's a right tool for every job, and the multilingual developer is painted into fewer corners
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Fatal abstraction: A bottom-up view of high-level languages

March 24, 2014
Can a low-level guy with a data center mindset find happiness with modern programming languages? I'm trying
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The joy of data center automation -- and its hidden dangers

March 17, 2014
Automating manual or repetitive tasks is a source of great satisfaction for admins, but great disasters may await
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Hey Verizon, we're not as stupid as you think we are

March 10, 2014
We definitely understand how networks function -- and why Verizon is blowing lots of hot air
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The simple, sensible -- and impossible -- fix for the Internet in the USA

March 03, 2014
The solution to our broadband woes is so fair and practical that it stands no chance of coming to fruition in the States
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The broadband barbarians will soon control the gates

February 24, 2014
And close them shut -- what's the point of developing new technologies if nobody can use them?
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Comcast and Time Warner join forces to kill the Internet as we know it

February 18, 2014
Comcast and Time Warner double down on their claims of heavy market competition by merging. Wait -- what?
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Top 5 technology failures of government

February 10, 2014
The United States faces difficult problems, but these five threaten to derail the nation's technological and economic leadership
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Big fines for big breaches: The only way to stop shoddy security

February 03, 2014
Companies that profit from data collection should be held financially accountable when they fail to secure what they store
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Think of scheduled downtime as disaster recovery on your terms

January 27, 2014
Disasters should, by definition, never be scheduled -- unless, of course, you're maintaining a data center
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