Metallica…

While I really was excited that Metallica was coming to Minneapolis I was certainly less impressed with the process to obtain reasonably priced tickets. No luck on the day before premature ticket discharge nor the actual day of sale. Ticketmaster’s site is just that bad but realistically probably spammed by bots sucking up the tickets at face value. Anyway, I’m over it and feel fortunate enough to have seen Metallica in their mid career.

Compare this price to what you’ll find the tickets going for now… crazy to think but again this has been 24 years ago – wow… I’m getting old 😛

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I had thought about obtaining tickets from these other sites but the stubbornness in me refuses to support those sites in the hope that they get stuck with excess tickets and eventually something changes. It’s not the price at this point, just the principle. Fans are missing out on one of the better shows, it’s just sad… Perhaps Metallica can use their status in the industry to fight back against the bot behavior?, doubtful as they are making bank regardless and seem to fill seats consistently.

Side note: it was awesome of them to allow the live stream on Pandora. 

Just think…

It’s funny to recall a time in which a well known database company made a 2009 speech about the cloud and pretty much debunked the existence.

http://allthingsd.com/20091002/another-one-of-these-cloud-computing-rants-and-you’ve-got-yourself-a-stand-up-routine-larry/

Now many years later they are all on board and scrambling to catch up. Just think of they would have started the adoption back in ’09 where they could be today. At the very least they could have had the past six years to develop a killer service/offering.

The Salesforce CEO sums it up properly.

http://www.businessinsider.com/salesforce-ceo-marc-benioff-comments-on-oracles-93-billion-netsuite-deal-2016-8
We shall see if they can buy there was out of this one.

Oh Oracle… How about getting back to innovating?

Give it up Oracle 

http://www.siliconbeat.com/2016/07/08/googles-9-billion-oracle-battle-takes-new-turn/

Jeremy Test

Are you there? 🙂

Icinga …and probably other monitoring solutions

So… for the past I don’t know many months I’ve been messing around with Icinga2 and admit it looks nice compared to other monitoring solutions I’ve tried. As far as configuration.. well that is part is just as complex as others – though I admit I really need to RTFM before commenting more. For the time being I’ve been using a trial/error approach to just make things shut up when thresholds are hit 😉

So, check Icinga out if you haven’t https://www.icinga.org/

If you have any tips please leave a comment.

Happy 0331 Day!

If you don’t get it don’t ask.

Ticketbots…

While I would love to go on a rant about Ticketbots I’ve held off after a few days to let things settle and have came to the conclusion that no price above face value of the ticket is worth paying to see.

Perhaps if no one interacts with the third party that sucked up all the tickets seats will go unfilled and give said band something to complain about like they once did about Napster.

So Stub Hub and the rest of you can suck it – ’nuff said.

Pretty Sure Hell has Frozen Over

https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2016/03/07/announcing-sql-server-on-linux/

I suppose it couldn’t have been too much of an effort since it was once on UNIX back in the 80/90s as Sybase.

Is it good for the Internet? Probably – perhaps it will bring the costs of some other RDBMS vendor down?

Will I use it? Probably not as I’ve converted most old work I had in SQL Server to MySQL long ago. Though I certainly will check it out at some point.

Happy 2016!

Just a quick post to wish anyone who may stumble upon this a Happy New Year!

Let’s Encrypt!

It’s here and in public beta! There is no longer an excuse!

https://letsencrypt.org

Even though I don’t use this site much, why not eh? 🙂