Parrots, the Universe, and Everything

Last night I was working, but then I had to rest, and quite randomly I found this masterpiece: Douglas Adams, days before his death, in one of the most interesting talks I’ve ever watched. I admire Douglas and his way of being a “Renaissance man”, interested in a multitude of things. Watch the talk (or read the transcript), well worth your time.

Backup and Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

This is the video of my talk at AWS Re: Invent, on November 29th, 2012, titled: “Parmigiano, a Monastery, Love and Faith: Technical lessons on how to do Backup and Disaster Recovery in the Cloud“. I hope you’ll like it. If you do, please share 🙂 Slides are here: Parmigiano, a Monastery, Love and Faith: Technical lessons on how to do Backup and Disaster Recovery in the Cloud from Simone Brunozzi Update: this one below is a screenshot of my famous “Parmigiano moment” (at 25:17)!

Hackers everywhere

Most people don’t know what an hacker is. It’s not easy for me to come up with a definition with which most people would agree… But here it comes: Hackers thrive on sharing, collaborating, and improving their field. (inspired by this). I work in the field of technology (software, systems, Cloud Computing, etc.), and of course I’m very familiar with the “hacker” approach in these fields. I don’t think that hackers should necessary be “against” a particular form of protection, law, or approach to technology: I simply think that being a hacker means that you want to make the world…

Let me give you 30 minutes for free

I spent about 35 minutes collecting the following links, thoughts, etc. You can spend about 5 minutes to read them, and eventually much more to dig the details… But you would have saved 30 minutes… Given that you trust my filtering skills 🙂 Please remember that: opinions here are personal, and that linking to resources doesn’t necessary mean that I agree with the content. Thanks! 1) Funambol, a company started by my Italian friend Fabrizio Capobianco, closed 5.75 Million $ round in funding. Read about them, it’s an interesting story. 2) The most seen online video in history: Kony 2012….

Amazon Web Services weekly podcast

A few months ago, my colleague Simon Elisha and I started the “AWS Podcast“, a weekly podcast on technical aspects related to Amazon Web Services. It has quickly become quite popular, and if you are not subscribed yet, it might be a good time to do it. You can also listen to past episodes. We’re now at Episode number 16.

Steve Blank

This is another un-missable video interview. The guest is Steve Blank, one of the most well known entrepreneurs in the Silicon Valley. Watch and enjoy. a

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