Manage Multiple AWS Accounts Using Direnv

I came across a simple yet elegant means of managing multiple Amazon Web Services credentials when using the AWS CLI. This way does not make you have to hack your .aws/config and is the simplest/cleanest way I have found. First install direnv and make sure it is in your PATH. Be sure to remember to […]

Using ownCloud as a Home Based Personal Cloud

I use many devices in many places and find simple set-it-and-forget-it services like Dropbox make my life much easier. I always need access to many different files on a daily basis. Yet I like many others are not comfortable with some of the privacy policies or terms of service most 3rd party services force you […]

Virtual Homelessness and Virtual Living Come of Age

I was reading an article on BBC about Kelly Sutton of CultofLess.com and it got me to thinking about the potential for a new sub-culture in the US and rest of the world. Basically it is a movement (if you can call it that yet) of mainly 20-somethings relinquishing the vast majority of their posessions and living […]

Green Coding for Greener Clouds

I was reading an interesting article on Inhabitat about various large IT companies working to create code auditors that audit for energy efficiency.  Being that server farms are a huge user of energy it makes perfect sense to not only try to use renewable energy sources to power them.  But to go to the source […]

The Constitutional issues of cloud computing

Would James Madison, for example, agree with some current interpretations of the Fourth Amendment, which hold that old-fashioned letters stored in a dresser drawer enjoy stronger legal protection against search and seizure than an e-mail stored on the Web or a private post left for a friend on Facebook? In a world where every computer […]