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Microsoft Azure is accelerating past every other cloud infrastructure provider. Amazon, Apple, Google, Rackspace, and all the others are being left in the dust. If you want virtual machines Amazon is the big dog. And there’s a lot of major players here, not just Microsoft, Apple & Rackspace but all the [...]
Fri, Nov 14, 2014
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Microsoft Support Plans
They have a secret weapon, one they’ve had forever, but that their competitors don’t see. Microsoft “gets” developers. They provide superlative support to developers. This may seem like a simple unimportant thing. It’s not. This is why developers who have used Microsoft solutions always gravitate to them. And this is a million individuals, every time [...]
Thu, Nov 13, 2014
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There’s a number of lists of “things I’ve never heard a startup CEO say.” I figured I’d add my list of things I’ve never heard at a successful startup. Now that we’re fully staffed. I’m bored. We got every important feature in that release. Shut up and do your job. [...]
Sat, Nov 08, 2014
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I’m on page 59 of Ben Horowitz’s The Hard Thing About Hard Things. So far, the one big thing I’ve noticed about Ben’s story is that in critical moments, he ignored probability, consensus from his advisors, and perhaps reason itself. This fits with something I’ve been considering for a while: [...]
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
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Georgia Tech Defeats Colorado School of Mines and University of Maryland — College Park in Thrilling Final Round Congrats to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, a team of students Ben Cousins, Sadra Yazdanbod, Yijie Wang, and Zhongtian Jiang, who took home the coveted glass sailboat trophy this weekend! They beat [...]
Thu, Feb 06, 2014
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Competition set for tomorrow at 10 am local time We’re just hours away from the start of the third annual Windward Code Wars. Tomorrow more than 300 students are going to sit down and code. A few will give up, some will find it frustrating, and a number will find [...]
Fri, Jan 31, 2014
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