As a rule, I don't participate in contests: There's usually little reward, considering chances of winning. But when Juniper Networks asked me to build a datacenter from Lego bricks, I took a second look. And, seeing that the winner can support a charity of their choice, I felt that this was an excellent opportunity for me to have some fun while doing some good! Update: I won! … [Read more...] about Datacenter History: Through the Ages in Lego
Many of you have probably heard the name of Alan Turing, but most of those probably don't appreciate the extent of his contributions. To say that he invented the modern world is an overstatement, but he did dream up the computers we see around us today, and helped win World War II in the process. But the story of Alan Turing is as much about exclusion and defeat as it is of … [Read more...] about What More Could Alan Turing Have Accomplished?
While traveling to London for my Building Virtual Infrastructure seminar, I made a side trip to Bletchley Park, home of British codebreaking efforts during World War II. Greg Ferro and I really enjoyed the day out, and there is much to see at Bletchley Park, as long as you are geeks like us! Since that includes just about everyone who reads this blog, I highly recommend … [Read more...] about My Visit to Bletchley Park