Thoughts

Sunset in Canberra, Australia (Credit: fir0002 @ Wikimedia)
Sunset in Canberra, Australia (Credit: fir0002 @ Wikimedia)

Early in the evening
The clouds lay low
Fading into darkness
To a place no one knows

Rays of the sun
Stretch out once more
Gently along
The valley floor

 An eagle flies down
From its perch up high
Scouring the land
Where its prey may lie

The forest goes silent
As the beasts fall asleep
Dreaming of adventures
That tomorrow will reap

 

Commentary on Concert Special “No Quarter: Jimmy Page & Robert Plant: Unledded”

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This concert special was released in 1995. I have been watching it tonight for the first time after I just saw the documentary “It Might Get Loud” starring Jimmy Page, Edge (U2), and Jack White (White Stripes). This special is fantastic, the music is top notch, and Page and Plant put their heart and soul into the music. Led Zeppelin officially disbanded in 1980 after the death of John Bonham. I guess they felt it would not be the same band, which is technically correct, but a decision which I think was the wrong one at least in the longterm. At least back in 1995 it is clear they still had it, and could’ve been touring with their original bassist, if he wanted to.

The Setting Sun

Sun Microsystems Solaris computer cluster (Credit: ChrisDag @ Flickr)
Sun Microsystems Solaris computer cluster (Credit: ChrisDag @ Flickr)

    As many of you have heard by now, Sun Microsystems was bought by Oracle in January. Sun was renamed Oracle America, and, according to some, is basically being mangled into whatever meets the whims of the company and CEO Larry Ellison. The act of one company buying another is fairly common place in America, and is partly how the tech economy has been shaped here over the past 30 years. The key is how those takeovers are done and how they will affect both companies, as well as the impact on both the tech sector and end-users.

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