Rackspace Open Cloud

The cloud is open. Rackspace announced it’s open cloud on Wednesday. Essentially CloudServers is now running off Nova, part of Openstack. CloudFiles, which is an implementation of Swift, has been for a while now. What I’m really enjoying about it, is we now have a whole suite of products to go with Servers and Files. Database as a Service (DBaaS) means you don’t have to run MySQL on your Server. The new mycloud.

The Voyage Home

We’re heading out after the LAX meetup. Next stop is Denver. Damn this RV is buuuuumpy. I had a good time visiting my buddy Art. It was his birthday this weekend and we went out and threw it down hard. Really nice meeting his kids for the first time. Sho has a great arm for a three year old. I’m looking forward to seeing him in the majors. Rai is independent and quiet.

Openstack Summit

Still a bit tired from the trip. Started monday with some documentation talks by Anne Gentle. The doc guys are using wadl to create api docs, but Swift doesn’t have one. I’m starting to think that there has to be an easier way to do discovery and documentation of APIs. We ventured out a bit and got some coffee from Blue Bottle coffee. I had some brazillian beans and they used the coffee siphon.

RoadStack RV Trip

Well we made it. 29 hours of driving through El Paso, Phoenix, LA and to San Francisco. I’m exhausted but it was a great trip. We had a pretty good vision of what we wanted to do. I don’t think we did as much work as we initially envisioned. The Clear modem didn’t work for most of the trip and our cell coverage was pretty spotty. I drove through a pretty gnarly sandstorm outside El Paso, the steering wheel was at a 45° angle or more due to the wind.

je ne sais quoi

i hope to add some of my old posts in once posterous decides to release them. i’m going to use static generated pages from now on. i’m going to the openstack summit on saturday. we are traveling via RV from San Antonio to San Francisco in one straight haul there. we should arrive on sunday and the conference is the whole week. we are going to take our time returning, going through LA, Denver, Dallas and Austin, meeting up with users and developers.