Author Archives: halberenson

Masking Ignorance

I didn’t really know what to call this posts, but it is about the resistance to using masks in public to fight Covid-19. Whenever this comes up there is a tremendous amount of name calling on both sides of the … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Impact on AWS

The tl;dr version is that Covid-19 is putting at best mildly upward pressure on AWS growth rate, with dramatic acceleration in some areas and significant drop-offs in others. But to think that any PaaS/IaaS vendor can see dramatic growth while … Continue reading

Posted in Amazon, AWS, Azure, Cloud, Computer and Internet, Microsoft

The CDC and Seniors, a disconnect

Because of Covid-19 the CDC is recommending that those over 60 (and anyone with chronic medical conditions) stock up and prepare to stay at home for the foreseeable future. Some articles have gone so far as to equate foreseeable future … Continue reading

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Endings and Beginnings (Part 2 – Gaia Platform)

Shortly after I retired from Amazon my wife and I decided we would need to temporarily relocate to New York to help out with family. Just after we arrived in NY my semi-retirement plan would take a u-turn. Literally. Back … Continue reading

Posted in Autonomous Machines, Computer and Internet, Database, Programming | 2 Comments

ARM in the Cloud

I know I’m long overdue on a “Part 2”, but wanted to slip this in first. I’ve long been a skeptic on ARM becoming a mainstream processor choice for servers. But today’s announcement by Amazon Web Services of the ARM … Continue reading

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Endings and Beginnings (Part 1 – AWS)

Last week’s announcement of Amazon Aurora Multi-Master being generally available marked a kind of ending for me. It also served as a reminder that I haven’t written anything about my new venture, Gaia Platform. So nearly two years after I … Continue reading

Posted in Amazon, Aurora, AWS, Cloud, Computer and Internet, Database, Microsoft, RDS, SQL Server | 4 Comments

Ad-blocker Wars

About a year ago I wrote my Adblockers are the new AntiVirus piece. In the intervening period the war between ad blocking and web sites that depend on advertising has gone exponential. Many sites put up a warning asking you … Continue reading

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Prime 1-Day Delivery Really is Different

At last week’s earnings call Amazon announced it was moving Amazon Prime from its historical 2-day shipping to 1-day shipping. Inevitably there were articles saying how Walmart or Target or whoever already had this. Or even better than Amazon, had … Continue reading

Posted in Amazon, Computer and Internet, Retail | 3 Comments

DMARC or Die

It’s time to get serious about adopting DMARC. Continue reading

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The Travel Buddy PC

There have been a flurry of articles and blog posts lately on the topic of can the iPad Pro replace a PC (Windows or MacOS), and I thought it was time to wade in to the muck. If you’ve read … Continue reading

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