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I live in the Netherlands and I've been to Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia (Sint-Petersburg), Estonia, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Czechia, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary (Budapest), Slovenia, France, Italy, Spain (Barcelona), Madeira (does that count as Portugal?), Tunisia (Tunis), Malta, Greece, Israel, Kenya (where the giraffes are and the zebraaaas, forget Norway!), Indonesia, Canada, Costa Rica, Suriname and Cuba.
Not in that order.
Now that I'm counting them that's one country a year on average since I'm born (I'm 31)
And, my favorite country of them all, Germany!
It's beautiful, it has mountains, forests and plenty of castles and, huge bonus, it's relatively close to home!
Perfect for a couple of days out of the house
According to TripAdvisor I've seen 18% of the world...
Japan and New Zealand are on my bucket list.
I did became a computer addict in my parents house (no basement, but used the most remote room and the attached - closed - balcony)...
Lived only in Hungary and Israel so far, but visited in England (London only), France (south, along the Spanish border), West and East Germany, Italy (Milan), Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria...
I do not plan to visit places abroad for now... There are a lot of places nearby that I want to see (and show to the kids) before that...
"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge". Stephen Hawking, 1942- 2018
lived in: England, Germany, Canada (4 months), Northern Ireland, technically Australia but I was delivering software to someone in an airport.
Visted: Italy, Czech republic, Spain & islands, Portugal
Bucket List: St Petersburg, Caribbean, Various places in the USA, Japan, China, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden and other nordic regions
I have lived in various places in Germany but that was due to my father being in the armed forces and got to see Berlin before the wall came down, as the wall came down and immediatley after. But would love to visit again.
Every day, thousands of innocent plants are killed by vegetarians.
Where have you worked/lived/visited/been deployed?
I've lived in the USA, Venezuela, Mexico and Bolivia and visited Aruba, Ecuador, Colombia, Suriname, Brazil, Argentina,Peru, Canada,England, The Netherlands,Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and likely a few other places.
I have a trip to Malaysia in the works later this year and will return to Venezuela as soon as the situation there stabilizes.
In addition, besides taking time off when
I had a stroke, I completed my PHD, sdo I've managed to get out and stay busy.
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Walt Fair, Jr., P. E. Comport Computing Specializing in Technical Engineering Software
Lived in: New Zealand, New York, Paris, Sydney, Melbourne
Visited: Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Viet Nam, Hong Kong, China, Fiji, India, Croatia, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Spain, Germany, Italy, England, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Russia (trans-Siberian train trip), Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentina (5 months in South America, 10,000kms on a motorbike) and Antarctica.
Haven't been to Africa yet, and would love to spend more time in Europe. Problem with living back in NZ is everywhere is so far away.
Oh, and I've seen NZ on bucket lists - drop me a note when you've got plans to come visit.
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"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
It strikes me that whereas physical, on-site servers offer more bangs for less buck year by year; the cost of cloud servers is only likely to rise as people become tethered to a particular service provider.
If I'm right on that (and I may well not be, I really haven't had any great deal of exposure to the cloud), that would suggest that at some point there will be a massive re-migration from the cloud back to the server room.
What are the thoughts of the more enlightened?
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain
And that's part of what worries me about the whole cloud thing: what's going to disappear during the first cost-cutting exercise? Yes: the stuff you can't see being used ... until you wish you still had it.
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Well, for any enterprise level SLA with a cloud provider, security audit rights are generally standard form. That's not a big deal, normally at any point you can call an audit from your own cyber team or from a hired service.
One of my go-to suggestions for anyone looking to setup an enclave that doesn't contain national security data is to use a cloud provider. It completely sh*ts the (very expensive) burden of operating and securing the infrastructure to the cloud provider. Now, from that point all you're left in a position of worrying about application configuration control, application baselines, and log aggregation, and that's about it. All the really messy stuff, the network monitoring, the SA work, updates, host security monitoring...these are all contractually managed by the provider (depending on if you're using PaaS, SaaS, or WhateveraaS). That also means that financial liability for intrusions is often also at the foot of that provider.
I suspect that as more enterprises move to the cloud and more breaches occur, the more expensive it will be to operate as a cloud provider, therefore they'll charge more for their services, and the more incentive you'll see for a return to on-premises.
"Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by stupidity."
- Hanlon's Razor
Government can give you nothing but what it takes from somebody else. A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you've got, including your freedom.-Ezra Taft Benson
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[just like picking a phone plan] cloud providers expect customers to figure out their own provisioning: both charging huge markups for customers going over, or otherwise expecting customers to pay [in advance] for more than they will need. - either way they can advertise say $x/MB but in reality actual usage vs provisioning no one will ever achieve that rate, (
OIOW a provider they can buy 10000 TB of equipment and safely sell 12000 "1 TB plans")
It gets way worse when it comes to computing power , kubernauticals and all that shite, customers have to provision: (number of connections + compute power per connection + space requirements per connection + ...) X number of applications
roll on IPV6,
- everybody/company can have multiple dedicated for life addresses,
- less worry about data being hacked (hackers rather target huge clod provider vs some tiny company)
- security systems/software will improve
summary: when IPv6 is finally sorted or more importantly v4 is killed I reckon many might (and I say should) shift back to their own servers.
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