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Companies That Don’t Use AWS Made More Money Yesterday

AWS (Amazon Web Services) had an hours long outage yesterday. This is the product used by companies that don’t try very hard. You hire the cheapest labor found anywhere and use Agile because they are all just hacks, most of whom never went to college. This service is so unreliable that Down Detector usually has a chart looking something like this. My neighbor laughed when he read this post asking what AWS customers would do … Companies That Don’t Use AWS Made More Money YesterdayRead more

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How To Tell When You’ve Lost Your Customer Base

I’ve written about the downward spiral of Amazon before.There are many ways to tell when you’ve finally lost your customer base, but this is the most blatant. A consumer antitrust lawsuit in U.S. court. If you read that article you will learn the Feds have a few suits of their own as well. I have said it many times and it looks like the investment (and government) world is finally catching on. Apple is not … How To Tell When You’ve Lost Your Customer BaseRead more

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The Fall of Intel®

When I read the story about the massive shellacking Intel® stock was taking I cannot say I was surprised. AMD® has been mopping the floor with them for years. It’s a case of management shooting itself in the foot, knee, and twice in the gut. Wall Street analysts have been trying to put a spin on it to claim they know what is causing it, they don’t. Intel ignore their market responsibilities. You Have to … The Fall of Intel®Read more

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The Great Visa Worker Purge

Welcome to the Great Visa Worker Purge! Here we have corporate America running a fake cover story about a recession so they can purge well over a quarter million visa workers without going to prison. Why do they need a cover story? Because perjury comes with a prison sentence just like wire fraud does. More than 11 years ago the CEOs testified under oath in Washington that there was a “skills gap” in America and … The Great Visa Worker PurgeRead more

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We’re All Contractors Now

Recruiters seem shocked that we are all contractors now, but that is the way it goes for tech workers, especially those in the medical device/embedded systems world. Honestly, that’s the way it is going for many job sectors. I’ve been meaning to write something about this Paul Solman story on PBS News Hour so I guess I will merge it in with this. They both stem from much the same place. I’ve written about unemployment … We’re All Contractors NowRead more