Monday, February 21, 2011

End-of-the-month TODOs


Todo

I have again changed the look of my tech blog. I've actually mulled over this for quite some time since I was also thinking of just moving everything to my own hosted Wordpress install. But, lazy as I am, I was content to tweak as little as I can. Posterous has a few really nice themes built-in so moving my stuff out was really a bad idea.


In case you're curious, here are some of the things that I intend to complete this month:


1. Finish half of my self-imposed OpenStack Compute reading assignment. Oh wait, that wouldn't be half, since I intend to test run an OpenStack Compute instance. :p


2. With my buddy Romar, complete and deploy a hosting infrastructure over AWS, using of all things, Pound as a proxy, with lots of small and micro EC2 instances serving data from a single, extra large and high-memory RDS instance.


3. Upgrade the main EC2 instance where Pound lives so it can take a beating. I will most likely do some tests with the actual traffic in order to determine if Pound is memory or CPU extensive; and this will help me decide which type of instance to upgrade to later on.


4. Upload one of my audio rants as a podcast. My being slightly OC doesn't help at all, really. I got half a mind wanting to redo them.


5. Complete a custom theme for my wife's food blog. Yeah, I owe her big time. Maybe I ought to bump this up to #1.


If you do stuff like I do, I'd be glad to hear from you.


 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Japanese Cake

More of the sweet stuff that we're not supposed to be eating. Ok, it's just me who's restricted from eating this (and Mom), but it's a rare treat from Dad's good friend Ted Tanaka so I had a little morsel. :p

I love the meticulous way these cakes are packed.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Plans for a 500-Word Project

I haven't written a proper blog entry since 2006. I feel that my recent entries are worthy of post tags that I would consider "forgettable", or "archive-able" (if there is such a thing).


I so need motivation. Anything to get the old drive for writing flowing in my veins again. I'd appreciate any inputs from you. Just leave a comment.


At this stage, I can't say I still want this blog focused on work and tech stuff. It's a great niche but while I'm transitioning, I think a few new categories will do me good. Perfectly understandable. Right.


Update: Oh, the 500-word project is a watered-down attempt at forcing myself to write. This should've been a 750-word project, but hey, I'm transitioning :p

Chicken Little :p

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