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It was never about the guys

Jonathon juxtaposed two quotes within a posting – a serious one from a woman questioning whether she would ever meet the man of her (overly perfect) dreams; and a rather humorous exchange between guys on IRC. In response to a comment attached to the posting, Jonathon also stated: An alternative reading of the (ironically) juxtaposed […]

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A day in the life of a technical architect

Client: When can you tell me what you think of the software? Me: When do you need the evaluation? Client: Tomorrow. Me: Tomorrow? Client: Yes, we’re meeting with our clients tomorrow. -sigh- Me: Well, what’s the potential user load for the software Client: Half a million customers -pause- Me: At once? Client: Yes. What do […]

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P2P Discovery

What kind of core do Kazaa and its supernodes have? Is it iron? Gold? Or is it more of an aluminum core because the cloud that supports the Kazaa P2P network is still malleable — the Supernodes that provide the cloud services are fluid and can change as well as go offline with little or no impact […]

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Iron Clouds

A true P2P cloud does not have a core of iron. By this I mean that there can be no static IP or server providing the gateway or facilitating the communication between nodes within a distributed application. You can argue this one with me for years and you won’t convince me otherwise. I know that […]

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P2P Services

The Don Box discussion about HTTP was a good read with valid points. From a P2P, not a web services perspective, we need to guarantee certain capabilities in P2P services that we take for granted in more traditional client/server environments. This includes the following:   Transaction reliability — the old two-phase commit of database technology appears again, […]