Providing for Startups: the New California Gold Rush

The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) lasted only 7 years. In that amount of time, it brought 300,000 people to California, invigorated the US economy, played a key role in ushering California to statehood in 1850, and caused a precipitous population decline of Native Californians. One of the most profound lessons of this period in historyContinue reading “Providing for Startups: the New California Gold Rush”

Isomorphic Apps Part 1: Node, Dust, and Socket.io

On the heels of the last week’s post on the futility of server vs client side debate, here comes an example. I wanted to do this a long time and now the progress of the Bluemix project I am working on has made it important to figure out isomorphic apps in earnest. For those who haveContinue reading “Isomorphic Apps Part 1: Node, Dust, and Socket.io”

HA All The Things

I hate HA (High Availability). Today everything has to be highly available. All of the sudden SA (Standard Availability) isn’t cutting it any more. Case in point: I used to listen to music on my way to work. Not any more – my morning meeting schedule intrudes into my ride, forcing me to participate inContinue reading “HA All The Things”