Boston Logan: Arriving Or Departing?

This morning while catching an early flight to Seattle, I was reminded of one of the things that always confuses me about Logan Airport: the road signs. I mention this from time to time to friends and colleagues, but get only blank stares, making me realize the issue must be…

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AWS Q3 Revenue

I've been meaning all week to do my usual post-mortem on the quarterly Amazon earnings call, but something kept getting in the way. Over a cup of tea this morning I did a quick read through the SEC filing. The overall earnings were disappointing, with revenues of $20.58B instead…

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Top Heresies of Zero to One

A former colleague recently sent me a couple copies of Peter Thiel’s Zero to One with the instructions: “Read and pass on.” As a voracious reader of startup non-fiction, I would’ve eventually read the book by the former co-founder of PayPal. But since it came as a gift…

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Fetching Google Consolidated Bills

Google announced support for the GCP equivalent of the AWS consolidated bill this Friday. This feature substantially simplifies the complexity of managing billing across multiple projects, allowing you to consolidate the billing and usage statements from all projects into a single bucket. Attached is a simple Ruby script to allow…

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Making a Difference

A few minutes ago I finished writing the first draft of a patent; Thursday I put the finishes touches on an eBook; and earlier in the week I wrote online product documentation. While writing patents, generating blog posts, and authoring user documentation are not among the more glamorous tasks I…

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For Sale: Antique Cloud Instances

I’d like to let you know about a unique one-time opportunity. Starting today I’m making available for sale a few reserved instances from my personal cloud collection. The items include antique and previously owned m1.small and m1.large reservations that are in mint condition and fully enabled…

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