Google Cloud Storage – Lifecycle Management

March 4, 2015 | By | Add a Comment
Google Cloud Storage – Lifecycle Management

In my last post, Google Cloud Storage – “Initial setup, cp, and rsync“, I showed how to get started with Google Cloud Storage (GCS) including how to copy and rsync files to and from storage. A common use-case for GCS is backups.  For example, I backup my blog content nightly to GCS, so after a year, I’d […]

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Google Cloud Storage – Initial setup, cp, and rsync

February 20, 2015 | By | 1 Comment
Google Cloud Storage – Initial setup, cp, and rsync

During the past few days, I’ve been diving into Google Cloud Storage (GCS).  You might assume that this is a boring aspect of Google Cloud Platform because cloud storage has been around for awhile, but I found some pleasant surprises in my exploration.  Let’s start with a brief overview: Google Cloud Storage is not Google […]

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Jazz: Eldar Djangirov – my favorite jazz piano player

July 1, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
Jazz: Eldar Djangirov – my favorite jazz piano player

I first heard this guy in 2006 while listening to late-night Jazz radio in the car. It caught my attention immediately.  I later learned he was only 18 years old at the time of the recording!  Unbelievable!  He’s in his mid-20’s now, and getting better every recording.  He has a very interesting history. This is a track […]

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Learn with me – Google Cloud Platform – Compute Instance

June 29, 2014 | By | 1 Comment
Learn with me – Google Cloud Platform – Compute Instance

As I announced a few days ago, I’ve joined Google’s developer advocacy team focused on the Google Cloud Platform.   It’s been over 15 years since I was the “new guy” at any company, so it’s going to be a huge adventure for me.  In addition to the radical culture and technology shift, my wife and […]

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Jazz: Arturo Sandoval “There Will Never Be Another You”

June 27, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
Jazz: Arturo Sandoval “There Will Never Be Another You”

Expanding my blog to include one of my other passions – Jazz. Just discovered this fairy recent video. I’ve seen Arturo in concert twice. Really great trumpet player with an amazing history. Absolutely amazing. Piano player blew me away. Piano: Mahesh Balasooyria Sax: Zane Musa Bass: John Belzaguy Drums: Johnny Friday

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I’ve joined Google

June 27, 2014 | By | 1 Comment
I’ve joined Google

After 10 incredible years at Adobe, I’ve decided to get back to my developer roots and move to Google. I’ll be heading up the developer advocacy team for Google Cloud Platform.  If you haven’t looked at GCP lately, you might be surprised (I was!).  You can also get a sense of the amazing momentum at the […]

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Tricks with Google Mail Addresses with dots and pluses

June 22, 2013 | By | Add a Comment
Tricks with Google Mail Addresses with dots and pluses

Most people don’t know that Google Mail has some unique “features” when it comes to your email address. All of the following email addresses are exactly the same from Google’s point of view.  All of them will end up in my gmail inbox: greg.wilson@gmail.com (what I commonly share) gregwilson@gmail.com (what some other Greg Wilson commonly […]

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Simple server backups with Amazon S3 and Glacier

June 7, 2013 | By | Add a Comment
Simple server backups with Amazon S3 and Glacier

Amazon recently announced a new feature in Amazon S3 called Lifecycle.  It allows you to create a rule that does one or both of the following based on the age of the objects in the S3 bucket: Move the object to Glacier (super-cheap offline storage) Delete the object permanently from the bucket I decided to […]

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Amazon EC2 user? Don’t ignore reserved instances.

June 4, 2013 | By | 3 Comments
Amazon EC2 user?  Don’t ignore reserved instances.

There are many Amazon EC2 users like me – those with a handful of micro, small, or medium instances to run various web services, etc.   I have a personal account with Amazon with a single EC2 small instance for my aerial photography business website as well as various websites for friends and family.  I recently […]

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