Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Cloud of Hope and A New Era after the Elections

'Change is in the air'. Need not say more.

You'd have to be so caught up in your own private shell to not give a rat's tail on the results of the US elections. Although I am not counting instant cures to economic ills should Monsieur Obama win, it somehow represents a break from the past - something that is highly unthinkable even a few years ago.

However, should it come to pass that things don't go the way of pre-election polls, I'd rather not dwell on it ...

Catch history unfold via socialmedian

Stumped on how to beat the recession? Do it the Google way. [Insert cloud here]

Other happenings:

ApacheCon US 2008 - your fill of Open Source goodness! Heard about Maven? You might want to check it out as it is being presented there, too.

Not to be outdone, RubyConf 2008.

More Rails goodness like Ideas FTW ! Hmmm, it's about ideas really.

Or you may want to check out the Rails-based Open Source Apps running on the Morph AppSpace for yourself or for your department. One-click of a button and it's deployed and ready for use. [Disclosure: I work for Morph Labs so you may want to just cross the preceeding sentence if it groses you out. Yaay.]

Booksale, err Forceface.
UCC: Union of Cloud Convenience! I now pronounce them Chuck and Larry!

Social Media and Recession: Incompatible because there's no ROI? Louis says no. Second that motion.

Find out what 'bloody Congo in your pocket' means. Wake-up call.

I repeat, economic experts do not exist!

Free isn't going cheap. May I add that it's because focus is on getting short-term results and voila, ROI.