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Haiti Earthquake on Ulitzer What Haiti has been through is unthinkable. The White House is urging us to contribute through The Red Cross, or to have $10 charged to your cell phone by texting “HAITI” to “90999. It also suggests finding more ways to help through the Center for International Disaster Information. ... (more)

IT Chaos Theory: The PeopleSoft Effect

#cloud #devops A robust integration ecosystem is critical to prevent the PeopleSoft effect within the network In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions, where a small change at one place in a nonlinear system can result in large differences to a later state. The name of the effect, coined by Edward Lorenz, is derived from the theoretical example of a hurricane's formation being contingent on whether or not a distant butterfly had flapped its wings several weeks before. -- Wikipedia, Butterfly Effect Many may not recognize the field ... (more)

Electric imp and the Internet of Things

Internet of Things is the next big tsunami to hit the world. The numbers quoted are staggering. There are lots of players, big and small building up their stuff. The Electric Imp is a platform which has all the necessary features: HardwareSoftwareOSAPIsCloud Service With these you get all the well known capabilities (Cloud Mantra 1:01): IntelligenceFlexibilityScalabilityElectric Imp has several models, this model (imp001) has 6 I/O and works with Wi-Fi(802.11 b/g/n) with a 32-bit ARM Cortex M3 Processor. Programmability is via Squirrel language, a light weight, object oriented langua... (more)

Response to Haiti Earthquake Relief Via Mobile Giving at All-Time High Reaching $7 Million in Donations

Haiti Earthquake on Ulitzer In 36 hours, donations made via mobile phones for Haiti Earthquake Relief have surpassed $7 million across all the short codes managed by the Mobile Giving Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping other non-profits raise funds through mobile. This amount represents a mobile-giving record for funds raised for a single cause. But there is a long way to go. As more organizations support relief efforts in Haiti, additional short codes are available for making monetary donations to help those affected by the recent earthquake. By texting... (more)

CloudCamp Haiti Fundraiser Jan 20, 2010

About CloudCamp Haiti (virtual unconference): CloudCamp Haiti is a virtual unconference held as a public webinar. CloudCamp-in-the-Cloud builds upon the popular CloudCamp format by providing a free and open place for the introduction and advancement of cloud computing. For this event, we are raising funds to donate to the aid effort in Haiti. Using an online meeting format attendees can exchange ideas, knowledge and information in a creative and supporting environment, advancing the current state of cloud computing and related technologies. Please help us spread the word, twitter, ... (more)

Life Without Internet in Ethiopia

For the first time in over ten years, I spent the night without Internet access. Ten years of working in remote parts of Mongolia, Vietnam, Palestine, Indonesia, and other small and developing countries, and in March 2010 I finally hit the access wall. My hotel in Addis Ababa does not have Internet access. And not a single WiFi or wireless connection available nearby. Maybe it is just not realistic to believe that in the year 2010 travelers or residents of a major city like Addis Ababa would enjoy the same sense of Internet entitlement we enjoy in other parts of the world.  It is ... (more)