Alon Swartz

975 Added | 3 Magazines | 7,229 Followers | @alonswartz | I'm TurnKey Linux's co-founder, a software engineer, open source evangelist and a bit of an IT security freak.

One of Bitcoin's Biggest Funds is Selling Ahead of the ETF Decision

While bitcoin prices have edged up sharply ahead of the SEC's upcoming decision on the long-in-the-works Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF, at least one major …

Bitcoin

AWS in Plain English

• AWS in Plain English<p>Amazon Web Services<br>in Plain English<p>Hey, have you heard of the new AWS services: ContainerCache, ElastiCast and QR72? Of course …

G is for Google

Kubernetes V1 Released - Cloud Native Computing Foundation to Drive Container Innovation

article<p>en_US<p>https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2015/07/Kubernetes-V1-Released.html<p>Google Cloud Platform …

An Identity Thief Explains the Art of Emptying Your Bank Account - Bloomberg

Nightfall in Minsk means Dmitry Naskovets begins working the phone. At 24, Naskovets is tall and skinny, and still looks like the college kid he …

21 management things I learned at Imgur

• It’s terribly difficult to manage unmotivated people. Make your job easier and don’t.<br>• Different people need different kinds of management. Be …

Kubernetes - The Future of Deployment

2015-06-03 14:11:00 +0100 aws gcp kubernetes k8s<p>If you’ve been to a technology conference in the last two years, you’ve probably noticed that the …

Commonwealth Bank to trial Ripple technology, potentially Bitcoin

One of Australia's biggest banks, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), will trial the peer-to-peer, online payment transfer system, Ripple, best known for its dealings with cryptocurrencies.<p>In a speech at the Australian Information Industry Association lunch in Sydney on Wednesday, the bank's …

Bitcoin

CHIP is a $9 Raspberry Pi killer

The Raspberry Pi was definitely a game changer when it hit shelves at only $35. But CHIP is hoping to make the Pi look positively pricey by comparison. The Kickstarter campaign has already blown way past its $50,000 goal. In fact, at the time of this writing its approaching $500,000. Like the Pi, …

This Experiment Shows Why You Should Take Bitcoin Seriously

The technology that powers the cryptocurrency bitcoin could soon become much more important to the global financial system.<p>NASDAQ is planning to …

Bitcoin

A Quick Introduction to LXD

6 May 2015 · Filed in Education<p>With the recent release of Ubuntu 15.04, aka “Vivid Vervet”, the Ubuntu community has also unveiled an early release …

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation of my reading was rooted in startups and entrepreneurship …

Success

Large-scale cluster management at Google with Borg

Borg has been running all of Google’s workloads for the last <i>ten years</i>, and the learnings from Borg are being packaged into <i>kubernetes</i> so that the rest …

Case Is An Insanely Secure Hardware Bitcoin Wallet

You shouldn’t trust anyone with your bitcoins, and Case is well aware of that. Over the past few years, Mt.Gox, Bitstamp and countless other centralized services have suffered serious security breaches. But Case is about to put an end to all this, as this startup has built one of the most secure …

Cryptocurrency

Google Backs Rival of Docker, the Cloud’s Next Big Thing

For many, Docker is the next big thing in cloud computing. But some big names—most notably Google—are now backing an alternative to this enormously …

Amazon Finally Discloses Cloud Services Sales, Showing 49% Jump - Bloomberg

Turns out there’s real money in the cloud. The Amazon.com Inc. division that serves up computer power, storage, and software via the Internet, …

Borg

Google has been running containerized workloads in production for more than a decade. Whether it's service jobs like web front-ends and stateful …

Microservices at Netflix: Lessons for Architectural Design

In some recent blog posts, we’ve explained why we believe it’s crucial to adopt a four-tier application architecture in which applications are …

Amazon Launches Fully Managed Elastic File System--NAS Vendors Tremble

More big news today from Amazon Web Services (AWS) as they launch a fully managed file system for EC2 instances. The Amazone Elastic File System (EFS) is the company’s first foray into the network attached storage (NAS) space and looks set to make existing NAS vendors nervous. The solution provides …

Cloud Computing

10 Years of Git: An Interview with Git Creator Linus Torvalds

Ten years ago this week, the Linux kernel community faced a daunting challenge: They could no longer use their revision control system BitKeeper and …

Linus Torvalds

In praise of the mechanical keyboard

As I’m writing this, I’m worried I’m waking up the neighbors. I’m typing these sentences on a mechanical keyboard, one of the odder and more …

What I'd tell myself about startups if I could go back 5 years.

You're definitely going to end up building too much and shipping too late. Be obsessive about avoiding this<p>Someone's always already working on the …

ONEBIT blockchain wallet

Connecting blockchain to everyday use.<p>ONEBIT WALLET<p>Multi-Assets blockchain wallet<p>Connect your tokens to everyday use.<p>Every assets to everyday …

Introducing Vector: Netflix's On-Host Performance Monitoring Tool

by Martin Spier, Amer Ather and Brendan GreggVector is an open source host-level performance monitoring framework, which exposes hand-picked, …

Linux

Announcing Git Large File Storage (LFS)

Distributed version control systems like Git have enabled new and powerful workflows, but they haven't always been practical for versioning large …

Microsoft Expands Its Container Support With Hyper-V Containers And Stripped-Down Server OS

Microsoft doesn’t want to get left behind as containers quickly change how developers write and deploy applications. Last October, the company announced that it would support Docker containers with the next release of Windows Server. Today, it announced a new hypervisor for running containers …

Microsoft