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Fear the young Gorilla Google!

It's nothing new what Wired News has said in their article.

An excerpt...


TELECOM
Free Wi-Fi in San Francisco, instant-messaging software, a widely anticipated VoIP foray - Google's telecom initiatives seem designed to make life radically easier for users.
Who's threatened: Comcast, SBC, Verizon, Vonage, what's left of AOL
Signs of panic: Surprisingly few so far, partially because Google says it has no plans to offer Wi-Fi beyond San Francisco. Still, Comcast coined the word Comcastic - is that its answer to Googlicious?
Reality check: Something's clearly afoot, and it could be big. With great power comes great regulation - so Google recently opened a DC lobbying shop to combat "centralized control by network operators."

OPERATING SYSTEMS
If anyone can fulfill the dream of turning the Internet into the operating system, it's Google. If the company chooses to develop an OS, the move will cement Google's other initiatives into a powerful whole.
Who's thr…

Splunk that!

Saw this advert on Slashdot and went on to look for it and found the tour pretty neat to look at. Check out the demo too!

So why would I need it?

WHY NOT? I'd say. As an organization grows , new services, new data comes by, new logs start accumulating on the servers and it becomes increasingly difficult to look at all those logs, leave alone that you'd have time to read them and who cares about analysis as the time to look for those log files already makes your day, isn't it?

Well a solution like this is a cool option to have your sysadmins/operators look at ONE PLACE and thus you don't have your administrators lurking around in your physical servers and *accidentally* messing up things there.

Go ahead and give it a shot by downloading it and testing it. I'll give it a shot myself!

Ok so I went ahead and installed it.

Do this...

[root@tarrydev Software]# ./splunk-Server-1.0.1-linux-installer.bin

to install and this (if you screw up)
[root@tarrydev Software]# /opt/splunk/un…

Google Analytics Revisited!

Well as the data starts flowing in, the colors start filling in.

Weekends remain flat but the Executive View is neat!



Geo Location



Languages




Check out the Firefox's!!!



Lot's of folks have Broadband connections

Our own Google Mini!

I was thrilled so we took some pictures.







Me and Mini! :-)

Google launches Analytics!

See the analytics all here and if you already have a google account , then join it!

Like the orange color :-)




Apparently it got flooded!




And there you go, this is FREE as in Beer at your in-laws and Enterprise Class analysis. Cooooooooooooooooooool!





Google rocks!

NASA World Wind

Well I'm a big NASA fan. Love all the work they do (well almost all).
I found this a cool thing to check out moon on 3D. check it out here.

I'm gonna personally download the stuff and put up an image on the blog. Just for fun ;-)

PS: It always sucks how things have to be so windows oriented.


System Requirements

* Windows 2000, or XP
* Intel Pentium 3, 1 GHz, or AMD Athlon or higher
* 256 MB of RAM
* 3D Graphics Card
o See video card compatibility list at http://www.worldwindcentral.com/wiki/Video_Card_Compatibility
* DSL / Cable connection or faster
* 2 GB of disk space


A peek at a Taiwanese storm:



Zooming in...


Google Desktop 2 available!

Go get it here. Only I need to order a like 100 inch TFT as more and more stuff starts coming on my desktop!

Take a look at the sidebar.



Anyways try it out today!

XEN and the art of Linux Server Virtualization

With Redhat wanting (old news though) to dive into the latest greatest technology (hype for some) called Virtualization. It still remains to be seem what XEN can do in terms of virtualization.

XEN as IBM sees it.

Xen is a virtualization technology available for the Linux™ kernel that lets you enclose and test new upgrades as if running them in the existing environment but without the worries of disturbing the original system. The author shows you how to install Xen using Fedora Core, but once installed, everything works the same in Xen on any distribution. Take a look at virtualization on Linux and see the benefits of having a sandbox for testing new software, as well as a playground for running multiple virtual machines on the same Linux box.

Read more of it here. I will indeed try it out on my Fedora Core 4(don't know if core 4 compatible yet). But read more on Fedora Core Virtualization here