Who is the victim?

Sept. 30, 2011, 10:14 a.m. cloud , virtualization

So The Site With the LAMP had three outages in three days. Did I say three in three? But my previous post mentioned only two? Sorry about that. There was another one immediately after that was publish.  In all three occasions downtime was caused by a surge in demand for Amazon EC2 spot instances.  E ...

Site Offline Twice in Two Days

Sept. 28, 2011, 12:39 p.m. Centos , cloud

After running smoothly for more than an year, the Site with the LAMP was offline for around twelve hours yesterday, it was caused the by EC2 instance on which the site is hosted going offline  for some unknown reason. It had restarted soon after but all the data in the instance storage had gone miss ...

The october curse comes early?

Sept. 24, 2011, 1:35 p.m. ASI , cse , MPI

September dawned with the Financial Times, a Sri Lankan newspaper that dedicates most of it’s space to press releases carrying a story titled ‘super september‘ with absolutely rediculous statistics. To their credit though, they did publish my comment on that page calling it exactly that. However the ...

The SEC isn’t as dumb as it looks

Sept. 15, 2011, 1:54 p.m. cse , sec , warrants

Either the Sri Lankan Securities Exchange Commision isn’t as dumb as it looks or the commissioners are finally waking up to the reality that their inaction is gradually killing the Colombo Stock Exchange.When you hear the phrase ‘Finger licking good’ and you think of KFC, ‘The ultimate driving machi ...

The October Curse

Sept. 1, 2011, 1:41 p.m. cse , January Effect , October Curse

The Financial Times is a publication that appears to be staffed almost exclusively by PR men moonlighting for large companies and stock broker firms. At least 90% of space is set aside for press releases. That’s a lousy statistic but I am adhering to the same standard as the FT.Todays’ edition carri ...