I have been trying to connect this blog to my Evernote account, so I could get my ‘interesting’ links posted here automatically, but after a week or so of tries I am giving up.
In other news, I attended the AWS Summit 2012 NYC yesterday and it was pretty interesting, although seemed a little heavy on the sales pitch. I am hoping that the presentations will eventually be on the web, since I would like to view a couple that I attended over again and view a couple that I missed. I was constantly distracted by issues at work throughout the day, which was a little annoying. Probably more on this later, after I digest what I saw.
In the meantime, here are a couple of links for today.
Pinterest, Pinterest, Pinterest – that is all I have been hearing about all week. I have to admit that I am curious – one of the sites I work with has just set up a page and I have submitted my request for an invitation [still waiting]. I am hoping that this will not be an over-hyped social farce. Then again, I am also think Facebook is an over-hyped social farce – so take this with a grain of salt.
I really need to start regularly blogging. There are a whole bunch of topics I would like to touch on in the next few weeks. Most of which are associated with potential projects including migrating to Drupal, using NGINX in a production environment, Percona DB migration and web site layouts [there are a few that I have very strong opinions on and where design is going in general].
I hope to start working small and getting more and more into the writing, but there are the day to day tasks that always get in the way. I may throw a picture or two in when I feel like it – but that may be rare.
I have been using Charbeat and Google Analytics for quite a while now an have only recently really started to look at Google’s Real-Time features. Yes, sure they are still in beta, but what at Google isn’t in beta. Today on one of the sites I work on we had a slashdot effect link [take your normal day’s traffic, multiply by 1000 and condense into an hour] and I was monitoring both Chartbeat and Google at the same time. For the first hour there was no comparison – we had exceeded our account size and only Google was showing me ‘true’ numbers.