In light of the Supreme Court’s decision that corporations have first amendment rights it’s worth addressing the question – do corporations have rights? Thankfully this is one of the more trivial legal questions (really). The answer is no.
For a long time now I’ve been convinced that America democracy is dying, if not dead. Our will to be a great democracy got broken somewhere along the line. Instead, all the evidence shows me that this country works exclusively for the small ruling elite who run the world’s corporations.
I want to get a mac laptop for my wife but I want to be able to use it as a remote terminal for my iMac upstairs. There doesn’t appear to be a decent solution for this problem on the mac. VNC is a joke. It will just take my 24 inch iMac screen and … ∞
Of late I have been torturing myself about the question of – even if I build on top of a highly reliable storage service like Windows Azure Table Service do I still need to worry about backups, versioning, journals and such? The answer would seem to be, yes, I do. Mostly because even if the … ∞
In a previous article I argued that I needed some kind of journaling/backup for my Windows Azure Tables in order to handle my own screw ups. In this article I re-examine the value of versioning for recovering from self inflicted data corruption. Discuss backups as a possible substitute for versioning. Look at what versioning might … ∞
I have been blathering on all week about how to prepare for application logic failures in services and how to potentially recover from the damage those errors cause. I have yammered on about command journals (twice), tombstones, versioning etc. But none of these techniques is magical. They all have very serious limits that mean in … ∞