Thursday, May 28, 2015

Request for Reviews from Online Stores

Dear googlemonopriceamazon, please don't ask me to do reviews for items delivered via slow delivery. If I request slow delivery, there is a REALLY GOOD CHANCE I'm not going to use the item right away. So, don't ask me to review it when I haven't even taken it out of the package. You should only ask for reviews when things are shipped overnight. (Though arguably, if you are in that kind of hurry you don't have time to do reviews.) So I guess, I'm just saying, stop asking for reviews altogether.

And if I could have expressed this in a brief way, it would have been a tweet.

And, no, don't file a patent for this. I freely grant this info to the world....

Sunday, May 17, 2015

OpenStack, a really big deal

Okay, most folks know I've spent the last 4 years involved with OpenStack and have been attending summits since Boston. This is the first time however I've been overwhelmed with the number of other folks attending the summit and we aren't even there yet.

I'm at 36,000 feet over NW USA headed to Vancouver from Denver on United UA 323. By sight alone, I've identified 10 different companies sending folks to OpenStack (and I'm sure there are many more companies represented on the flight that I don't know.) About 30 folks that I know (or at least know of) are on this very flight for a week of design, operations notes exchange, and marketing. WOW. I'm expecting more than 6,000 folks in YVR this week--maybe 7-8K.