What Comes After the Containers and Unikernels?

(Reposted here from my LinkedIn) A brief history of everything… (SysAdmin related) There has been a lot of hype over the last year on container solutions, like Docker, with an ever growing and sometimes fragmented group of supporting projects. What does this all mean for the cloud and the future of hosting applications? Pre-Cloud and […]

Encryption For All! Or Just Those Who Can Use It?

I have for many years been a proponent of strong encryption systems to protect peoples privacy and to secure things like financial information from prying eyes. After the revelations brought about by Edward Snowden it came t the forefront for some time in terms of the average computer user understanding the need for these systems. But […]

Is there a cheeseburger ceiling?

Further reflection revealed that it’s quite impractical—nearly impossible—to make a cheeseburger from scratch. Tomatoes are in season in the late summer. Lettuce is in season in spring and fall. Large mammals are slaughtered in early winter. The process of making such a burger would take nearly a year, and would inherently involve omitting some core cheeseburger ingredients. It […]