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Solaris 11 Released

ralphart Re:What Sun built in goodwill, Oracle destroys. (224 comments)

Ever seen the Dementers in the Harry Potter films? Larry Ellison was the model. In terms of Corporate Evil, Oracle is the Prince of Fucking Darkness. They make Microsoft look like a bunch of panty-waists.

more than 2 years ago
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Apache Subversion To WANdisco, Inc: Get Real

ralphart Re:WANdisco's side (85 comments)

I love his summation in the second blog post:

...Could these things have been said with a little less venom? Yes, probably. But the bottom line is that WE CARE because we have a deep vested interest in this Subversion stuff.

Translation: I'm a dickhead but that's okay because I'm awesome!

....Getting out of marketing and into IT was the best career move I ever made.

more than 3 years ago
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Groklaw — Don't Go Home, Go Big

ralphart Re:The Scorpion and the Frog (230 comments)

To quote a former co-worker:

Business is business and fair is fair and never the twain shall meet.

more than 3 years ago
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Law Firm Claims Copyright on View of HTML Source

ralphart Soliciting spammers? (601 comments)

Thought this was interesting:

http://www.cybertriallawyer.com/mailers

It contains this thinly veiled solicitation to defend spammers:
"As a mailer, you have a tough road to navigate. While proper and legal commercial e-mail is simply a business tool used by most of the top online and offline businesses today, there still is the perception that all such mail is "spam". Of course, nothing is further from the truth."

Ouch!

more than 6 years ago

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AT&T DNS outage affecting businesses

ralphart ralphart writes  |  about 2 years ago

ralphart (70342) writes "AT&T's DNS services experienced a major outage this morning which is ongoing. As ISP nameserver caches expired, websites became unavailable to would-be site visitors.

Still no ETA on a fix from AT&T."

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Major outage at the Amazon Web Services

ralphart ralphart writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ralphart (70342) writes "The Northern Virginia datacenter for Amazon Web Services appears to be having a major outage that affects EC2 services. The Amazon Forums are full of reports of problems.

Latest update from the status page:
2:49 AM PDT We are continuing to see connectivity errors impacting EC2 instances, increased latencies impacting EBS volumes in multiple availability zones in the US-EAST-1 region, and increased error rates affecting EBS CreateVolume API calls. We are also experiencing delayed launches for EBS backed EC2 instances in affected availability zones in the US-EAST-1 region. We continue to work towards resolution."

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