This week, we discuss Netflix's DVD deprecation, the remote work debate, and how to fork an open-source project. Plus, thoughts on why Europe needs more ice.
Watch the YouTube Live Recording of Episode (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFr-ysPYxnA) 431 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFr-ysPYxnA)
It’s a necessary luxury
Someone’s drinking too much water here
A culture of ice
Where are the high performers, at home or at work
Quit using your Gmail address
Thou shalt export to CSV
Netflix Says You Can Keep Their DVDs (and Request More, Too) (https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/24/arts/netflix-dvds.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare)
Zoom’s CEO thinks Zoom sucks for building trust, leaked audio reveals (https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2023/08/leaked-audio-reveals-zoom-ceo-believes-its-hard-to-build-trust-on-zoom/)
Meta is back in the office three days a week, as WFH continues to die (https://www.theverge.com/2023/9/5/23860073/meta-return-to-office-three-days-wfh-work-from-home)
Can you trust 'open source' companies? (https://www.theregister.com/2023/08/18/opinion_column/)
OpenTF created a fork of Terraform! (https://opentf.org/announcement)
OpenTF pulls the trigger on its open-source Terraform fork (https://opensourcewatch.beehiiv.com/p/opentf-pulls-trigger-opensource-terraform-fork)
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VMware’s future: Navigating multicloud complexity and generative AI (https://siliconangle.com/2023/08/19/vmwares-future-navigating-multicloud-complexity-generative-ai-broadcoms-wing/)
VMware Tanzu portfolio reshuffled ahead of Broadcom close | TechTarget (https://www.techtarget.com/searchitoperations/news/366549332/VMware-Tanzu-portfolio-reshuffled-ahead-of-Broadcom-close)
Nvidia's blowout offers a giddy whiff of 1995 (https://www.axios.com/newsletters/axios-ai-plus-937b329c-8072-4f8a-a5d6-1039a0e794a5.html?chunk=0&utm_term=emshare#story0)
Announcing AWS Dedicated Local Zones (https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2023/08/aws-dedicated-local-zones/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axioslogin&stream=top)
Top Ten social media platforms we spend the most time on (https://www.traveldailymedia.com/top-ten-social-media-platforms-we-spend-the-most-time-on/)
Max will launch a 24/7 CNN stream for all subscribers next month (https://www.theverge.com/2023/8/24/23844121/cnn-max-warnerbros-discovery-news)
Meta launches own AI code-writing tool: Code Llama (https://www.theverge.com/2023/8/24/23843487/meta-llama-code-generation-generative-ai-llm?stream=top)
As TikTok Ban Looms, ByteDance Battles Oracle For Control Of Its Algorithm (https://www.forbes.com/sites/emilybaker-white/2023/08/24/tiktok-ban-oracle-bytedance-algorithm-fight/?sh=6cf5105e3ef0)
Slack's Migration to a Cellular Architecture - Slack Engineering (https://slack.engineering/slacks-migration-to-a-cellular-architecture/)
The Cloud 100 2023 (https://www.forbes.com/lists/cloud100/)
Data isn’t everything. Judgement counts too. (https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZT8YFUFju/)
Amazon Elastic Block Store at 15 Years (https://perspectives.mvdirona.com/2023/08/amazon-elastic-block-store-at-15-years/?ck_subscriber_id=512840665)
Instacart is the Best and Worst Grocery Business Imaginable (https://www.thediff.co/archive/instacart-is-the-best-and-worst-grocery-business-imaginable/)
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy tells employees it's 'past' time to commit to the company's RTO mandate and their jobs are at stake (https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-andy-jassy-rto-office-policy-employee-jobs-2023-8?op=1)
Duet AI, Google's AI assistant suite, expands across Google Cloud (https://techcrunch.com/2023/08/29/duet-ai-googles-ai-assistant-suite-expands-across-google-cloud/)
Halloween creeps a little closer: Seasonal supply chains accelerate (https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/mi/research-analysis/halloween-creeps-closer-seasonal-supply-chains-accelerate.html)
What’s new with GKE at Google Cloud Next | Google Cloud Blog (https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/containers-kubernetes/whats-new-with-gke-at-google-cloud-next)
Duet AI in Google Cloud Preview | Google Cloud Blog (https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/duet-ai-in-google-cloud-preview)
What’s new in Oracle to PostgreSQL database migrations with DMS | Google Cloud Blog (https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/databases/whats-new-in-oracle-to-postgresql-database-migrations-with-dms)
US AI startup Poolside raises $126m seed round and relocates to France (https://sifted.eu/articles/poolside-raises-126m-relocated-france-news)
Ping, ForgeRock, Thoma Bravo, the power of open source, and the madness of IAM (https://callmeleach.substack.com/p/ping-forgerock-thoma-bravo-the-power?utm_medium=web)
Thoma Bravo Completes Acquisition of ForgeRock; Combines ForgeRock into Ping Identity (https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/thoma-bravo-completes-acquisition-of-forgerock-combines-forgerock-into-ping-identity-301908059.html)
Interoperability between Google Chat and other messaging platforms — powered by Mio (https://workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2023/08/goolge-chat-slack-interoperability-mio.html)
Broadcom boss dismisses notion China could derail VMware buy (https://www.theregister.com/2023/09/01/broadcom_vmware_nutanix_results/)
Microsoft blames outage on small staff, automation failures (https://www.theregister.com/2023/09/04/microsoft_australia_outage_incident_report/)
Amazon QuickSight adds scheduled and programmatic export to Excel format (https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2023/08/amazon-quicksight-scheduled-programmatic-export-excel-format/?ck_subscriber_id=512840665)
Google unveils AI tools for enterprise customers at $30 a month (https://www.reuters.com/technology/google-unveil-ai-tools-corporate-gmail-customers-30-month-wsj-2023-08-29/)
Chip design firm Arm seeks up to $52 billion valuation in blockbuster U.S. IPO (https://www.cnbc.com/2023/09/05/chip-design-firm-arm-sets-share-price-between-47-and-51-for-blockbuster-us-ipo.html)
Birmingham City Council goes under after Oracle disaster (https://www.theregister.com/2023/09/05/birmingham_city_council_oracle/?s=08)
IBM Introduces 'Watsonx Your Business' (https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ibm-introduces-watsonx-business-160000392.html)
Meta May Allow Instagram, Facebook Users in Europe to Pay and Avoid Ads (https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/01/technology/meta-instagram-facebook-ads-europe.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare)
Announcing Kubecost Cloud in General Availability: The Easiest Way to Optimize Your Kubernetes Costs (https://blog.kubecost.com/blog/kubecost-cloud-general-availability/)
Platform Engineering - What You Need To Know Now (https://tanzu.vmware.com/content/ebooks/platformengineering-whatyouneedtoknownow?utm_source=cote&utm_campaign=devrel&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_content=newsletter20230830)
The lifespans of technological adoptions in the US (http://www.asymco.com/2022/01/10/the-lifespans-of-technological-adoptions-in-the-us/)
Introducing ONCE (https://once.com/)
The fight for the right to repair McFlurry machines (https://www.morningbrew.com/daily/stories/2023/08/31/the-fight-for-the-right-to-repair-mcflurry-machines)
Delta Airlines Offers Woman $1,800 After Losing Her Dog (https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/delta-airlines-offers-woman-1-142849291.html)
Sep 18th to 19th SHIFT (https://shift.infobip.com/) in Zadar, Coté speaking.
October 6, 2023, KCD Texas 2023 (https://community.cncf.io/events/details/cncf-kcd-texas-presents-kcd-texas-2023/), CFP Closes: August 30, 2023
November 6-9, 2023, KubeCon NA (https://events.linuxfoundation.org/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america/), SDT’s a sponsor, Matt’s there
November 6-9, 2023 VMware Explore Barcelona (https://www.vmware.com/explore/eu.html), Coté’s attending
Jan 29, 2024 to Feb 1, 2024 That Conference Texas (https://that.us/events/tx/2024/schedule/)
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Brandon: JUST ONE MILE | Official Trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80V5o06yEZ4)
Matt: Deadloch (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14671678/)
Coté: Rick Rubin interviews Rory Sutherland (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnYlChfORRw). I doubt much of the airport business book stuff in here is “true,” but that’s sort of the whole point, and it’s fantastic listening. His book (https://amzn.to/462Mvov) Alchemy (https://amzn.to/462Mvov) has a great one word review right there in the title. But, again: it’s fun! When you’ve listened to too much If Books Could Kill (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If_Books_Could_Kill) you can check in on Rory if you need to take the cure (https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/take+the+cure).