The Open Cloud: Trends and Projects

Cloud computing is the cornerstone of the digital economy. Some of the most successful companies are built on cloud-centered applications. Paypal, Google, Netflix, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, LinkedIn have all taken advantage of open source components to deploy products and services in a fast way while doing so in a cost-effective way. With cloud deployment comes…

Make Way, BtrFS is in Town

Thanks to the work pioneered by Chris Mason, BtrFS or ‘Better’ File System is fast becoming the mainstream file system of choice in the open source file system world. It is Linux’s answer to ZFS developed by Oracle (actually by Sun before it was acquired by Oracle). Due to incompatibility of licensing, ZFS could not…

Motion and Depth

The essence of any photographer, apart from building creative vision, is to control exposure. The ability to control motion using shutter speeds and controlling depth of field using aperture is a sure way of achieving this. As a prologue, let’s recap how a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera works. Image courtesy of https://photosinmovement.wordpress.com Light…