Category Archives: Amazon

Sonos One

I’ve been a Sonos fan for years, and recently talked about my first experience using Alexa to control older Sonos equipment.  I have one room, my exercise room, that isn’t covered by the Niles multi-zone system.  I was using an … Continue reading

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Product Launches and Vendor Conferences

My favorite tech conference, AWS’ re:Invent is coming up next week.  I attended the last three as an Amazon VP, and was hoping to attend this year as a customer, but unfortunately can’t make it.  I’ll be streaming the keynotes, … Continue reading

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Does per-incident support make sense in the cloud?

Although I haven’t looked at this deeply I know that AWS, and it appears Azure as well, only offer subscription-based support models.  On-premises Microsoft offers both subscription-based models and per-incident support.  So does per-incident support make sense in the cloud?  … Continue reading

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Amazon Key: Bad idea or evolutionary pressure tactic?

Like most people, or at least much of the Twitterverse, I am a bit freaked out by the idea of having a stranger open my front door to put a package inside. If you want to get freaked out a … Continue reading

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Amazon HQ2 – The Uber Test

Let me start off by saying I have no non-public information about Amazon’s search for a second headquarters, aka HQ2.  And I have no idea how Amazon’s senior leaders will ‘score’ proposals and make a decision.  But I have a … Continue reading

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Sonos and Alexa, now for Niles…

It seems like I’m on a continuous journey of how to play music at home.  It all started when we built our ranch back in 2003-2004 and I had the bright idea of doing a whole-house A/V system.  Our timing … Continue reading

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The beauty of Amazon RDS Multi-AZ

I’m working on a blog post that tracks advances in high availability from the 1950s until today.  It will be way too long for most to read, but I’ll eventually finish writing it since it amuses me.  In the mean … Continue reading

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