Archive for December 2012

Petabytes on budget 2.0

I posted few years ago How to build cheap cloud storage. That article talks about how Backblaze decided to build their own custom Backblaze (67 terabyte) Storage Pods. Their Petabytes on a budget: How to build cheap cloud storage gives quite good view on the special design they used. At the time I was really

Who's who of cloud market

Seemingly every tech vendor seems to have a cloud strategy, with new products and services dubbed “cloud” coming out every week. But who are the real market leaders in this business? Gartner’s IaaS Magic Quadrant: a who’s who of cloud market article shows Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for IaaS. Research firm Gartner’s answer lies in its

DIY Tables and Jewellery From Recycled Tech

DIY Tables Are Made From Recycled Tech, Look Awesome article tells that some of the most dangerous waste is that of computers and other gadgets, so any way of recycling such items is a plus. Some may turn parts into earring jewelry or necklace. Others melt computer parts down to make beautiful and geeky furniture

Convert DOS Newlines CR-LF to Unix/Linux Format

HowTo: UNIX / Linux Convert DOS Newlines CR-LF to Unix/Linux Format article tells how you do that conversion with command line tools. Sure editors like Notepad++ can do it also (Edit-EOL Conversion-UNIX/OSX format), but there are cases where you don’t have such tools on hand when you need the conversion most. One of the simplest

How To Save Your Phone From Water Damage

Washing machines, toilets, baths, cups of tea, beer pint, the rainy weather… these are a few of our favourite ways to ruin a smart phone. How to save a wet mobile phone – and what not to do and How to Save a Wet Cell Phone articles tells that usually you don’t need to panic

Ten… technology fails

Ten… technology FAILS article shows you examples of tech that might have at the time revolutionized your life but you have now completely forgotten. Many products and entire categories of goods and services have been hailed as the Next Big Thing only to disappear with nothing but a handful of miserable early adopters to show