December 16, 2011
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I've done lots of different things - tending to be server-side, especially expert in availability and scalability, and things nearer the hardware. I love building rock-solid infrastructure. I love making hard problems easy and then solving them. I love blowing people away with how good and easy-to-use supposedly complex software can be.
Well-thought out ones that know their market and have a clear understanding of why people would want their products - and why they would be passionate customers. If the people writing the checks are separate from those using it, it's important to understand how to satisfy both sets.
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Interested in potentially picking up other open source developers - it might turn into a startup in a year or two - but not imminently. The Assimilation monitoring project monitors servers and services with nearly-unlimited scalability (approximately O(1)). Installation and maintenance is greatly aided by automatic and guided configuration using stealth discovery. Approximately 1/3 complete for a first release. More details and code here: http://linux-ha.org/source-doc/assimilation/html/ Existing monitoring products don't scale, and they suck to configure - both initially and ongoing.
Open Source guy. Founded the very successful Linux-HA project, more recently founded the Assimilation monitoring project.
Great idea, well carried out.