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East Bay Ruby Presentation & Invite to Participate in OpenSocial Hackathon Series(Second Life Arch. Case Study & Why Amazon really Failed!!! )

From: A. Karriem A.
Sent on: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 2:08 PM
I am very interested in receiving your Presentation you did last night & discuss(either call me today cell[masked]) or meet me @ the MYSQL Bus Intel event 5:30-6 pm ream or 6:30-8:15 pm the Adobe DB Coldfusion Javascript event tonight  installing JRuby (Specifically ROR with SQL-lite & Sleepy Cat Times Ten In memory SETI@Home-esque on one of the 3 [RoR on a OSX Leopard server, the .Net Myspace Opensocial container on a Windows Server & Open Source LAMP] test dev. servers for 100+  average registered developers as an implementation for the Opensocial Hackathon Series my developer your Please send me the preso & if their was an audio conference call saved {check out  it saves conference calls into podcasts} the video & accomplishments we have done below) I want to invite you to send Oracle & EB Ruby Meetup representatives to our event Opensocial Hackathon Series

OpenSocial Hackathon Episode III: Western Region
Date/Time: 3/26/2008 Wed 7pm-12am
Location: Hurricane Electric Data Center
Address: 48233 Warm Springs Blvd. Fremont, CA

. We are hosting Platform, Container & App. Server Optimization Clinics in @  Hurricane Electric.
Call me to discuss how it can benefit you ;-) We are definitely interested discussing your participation in the 3rd Hackathon at the Presentation & sponsorship for  our 150+ Registered  ALPHA Silicon Valley App. Developer ackathon II (see the VIDEO) & at the Opensocial Hackathon Episode III Deployment, Virality & Scaling?!? We are still working on the Tagline ;-) level! ;-)
  At the 1st (OpenSocial Hackathon: Episode I of III Getting Started) we got Adobe Flex (On the Hi5 container then they broke it;-) , Google Maps & Games {see the video on Youtube Hackathon I Video & abreviated on our Website} working on Opensocial in the 1st one & we are plan to work on the REST API working for the 2nd Hackathon ( OpenSocial Hackathon: Episode II of III Application & Server Optimization this is important with the & EC2's Outage taking down Twitter [THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ONLY CAN SUPPORT 30,000 TPS for your whole infrastructure} & Meetup.coms recent data corruption problems ). We will set up RoR on a OSX Leopard server, the .Net Myspace Opensocial container on a Windows Server & Open Source ( LAMP) on another Intel server and let the developers Hack Opensocial Apps on them. We have approval from Dapper to post & work on the Bounties that aren't awarded (especially the OpenSocial version of the Dapper Facebook AppMaker, Iphone ... etc.). We have Iphone, LAMP, Facebook, Opensocial, Flex, GWT, JS & Flash developers ( See our history of events We also are going to Provide space in meeting rooms  for our participating Container Providers & Sponsors to do developer Q&A, Tech support, Hands-On Clinics for developers. I contributed to the Orkut Opensocial Hackathon the last 2 weeks.Email & Call my cell[masked]) to discuss your participation.
P.S. I am including the real scoop on the amazon (small A for amazingly stupid attempt to monetize their inadequate backup infrastructure, ONE node per Company doing Routing?!? ;-)

Here is the EC3 Amazon meetup Last Monday where they showed simple db & it spawning servers instances slower than the demand curve, EVEN WHEN IT WAS SET TO START SPAWNING SERVERS at 30% CAPACITY  ;-)..foreshadowing
The Amazon Services Evangelist ended up doing the Presentation
...Following that, Sebastian Stadil (AWS developer) will detail Amazon's latest and greatest Web Service, SimpleDB. He will expose its architecture, advantages, and drawbacks, and talk about existing alternatives...

 I will post the video {Shot with the cool Myspace branded video camera, Thanks Guys}  later on

I presented at the SF superhappy happy Dev House 15? on Web  D3 & Amazon as an Example of the type of Problems to Avoid (I had a Brain Fart rushing to get my Preso ready & DIDN'T RECORD {With the cool Myspace branded video camera}  MY OR THE OTHER PRESO's Duh Talk about Not eating your own Dog FOOD Like homer simpson says DOH ;-)

Hi guys i will give you the architectural Scoop (I was at their meetup monday night on the & EC2 Meltdown Friday along with how Web D3 solves this problem  & has been having hockey stick problems this week and Blackberry was down Monday.I am emailing you a taste;-) I will feed you the rest in person or over the phone...
this was sent to me by a trusted source ;-)

Why S3 failed

February 16, 2008

Late last night, Amazon issued a statement explaining the cause of the problem that hobbled its S3 storage system yesterday morning. It was not a hardware failure. Rather, the service's authentication system, which verifies the identity of a user, became overloaded with user requests. As one person explained to me, it amounted to a kind of accidental DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack, and Amazon didn't have enough capacity in place in one of its data centers to handle the surge.
Here's Amazon's explanation:
Early this morning, at 3:30am PST, we started seeing elevated levels of authenticated requests from multiple users in one of our locations. While we carefully monitor our overall request volumes and these remained within normal ranges, we had not been monitoring the proportion of authenticated requests. Importantly, these cryptographic requests consume more resources per call than other request types.
Shortly before 4:00am PST, we began to see several other users significantly increase their volume of authenticated calls. The last of these pushed the authentication service over its maximum capacity before we could complete putting new capacity in place. In addition to processing authenticated requests, the authentication service also performs account validation on every request Amazon S3 handles. This caused Amazon S3 to be unable to process any requests in that location, beginning at 4:31am PST. By 6:48am PST, we had moved enough capacity online to resolve the issue.
An anonymous correspondent yesterday sent me a copy of the following email that was supposedly sent to some of the company's staff from one of Amazon's top technical executives (AVS refers to the authentication system):
Sent: Friday, February 15,[masked]:18 AM
Subject: RE: WTF

My three "Why The Fuck" questions :
1. How come a single EC2 customer can generate so much load on AVS that it renders it inaccessible for all other customers.
2. Why didn't the monitoring on AVS alarm catch this earlier?
3. Why is it that we still do not have a better communication plan towards our customers. For a company that proud [sic] itself on its customer focus we are doing an abysmal job here.
I didn't post this yesterday because I couldn't verify its accuracy. But given that it seems to be backed up by the official explanation, I feel comfortable posting it now. Still, it's unconfirmed information. I have asked Amazon whether it's a real email and am awaiting a response. (I hope it's real - this is exactly the kind of visceral email you want to see an exec shoot out in these circumstances.)
Amazon promises quick action to ensure the problem doesn't happen again and that users are supplied with better information on system status:
As we said earlier today, though we're proud of our uptime track record over the past two years with this service, any amount of downtime is unacceptable. As part of the post mortem for this event, we have identified a set of short-term actions as well as longer term improvements. We are taking immediate action on the following: (a) improving our monitoring of the proportion of authenticated requests; (b) further increasing our authentication service capacity; and (c) adding additional defensive measures around the authenticated calls. Additionally, we've begun work on a service health dashboard, and expect to release that shortly.
All in all, I think Amazon has handled this outage well. The problem revealed some flaws in Amazon's otherwise highly reliable system, including shortcomings in its communications with users, and the company will make important improvements as a result, to the benefit of all its customers. These kinds of small but embarrassing failures - the kind that get you asking WTF? - can be blessings in disguise.
> I am attaching my Corporate Backgrounder and will get more Granular after we talk today on my cell phone[masked] &
> see if their is a Mutual
> fit in your area of focus 
> Here is a short update on
> what I have been doing lately .
> A.-"Karriem" A. Khan is CSO for
> & CEO of Universal
> Football L.L.C. In May 2007 I advised Rupert Murdock
> (In person) & the
> Management Teams of his $50 Billion Conglomerate
> News Corp. (including
> on Next Gen. Media Monetization. At
> Marketsource I suggested
> the $.99 sales model for Itunes, and the Iphone . I
> increased sales in the
> Silicon Valley region 114% last quarter when the
> average growth of the other
> reps regions for the year was 20%. After the Apple
> contract
> then recruited me to present the
> Nokia 3650 real
> estate videophone at THE
> Real Estate Industry Conference at Moscone Center
> and generate market
> demographics & psychographics from their target
> market on the product. They
> had spent $250,000 marketing the solution last
> quarter and had sold 15 of
> this solution. Over the 5-Day Event we marketed 42
> of the solutions and
> presented the solution to & got contact information
> for over 2500 qualified
> leads.I provided Nokia's Emerging Technology Group
> with a solution package
> change that gave them a competitive advantage over
> their competitors, and
> won the contract , over Ernst & Young to write the
> white paper with the
> guidelines for their strategic partnership with
> Cisco. I am presently
> contributing (Including S{uper} Mashing-Up [integration] of the Facebook app ALPHA & Google
> tools for Our Total
> Situation Awareness Dashboard ALPHA MASHUP, Business Strategy &
> Leading the Presentation
> that closed the show at Google's  Opensocial Event
Here is the event we ( ) presented at . See the Video of the Event Q & A 66 minutes in (66:00) For the COMPELLING USER VALUE PROPOSITION ! Email & Call for
> to the Microsoft & Orrick sponsored startup
> (in which I own Shares and am a part
> of the Core startup
> Team) ; building a category changing MMO Sports
> Gaming Network; and am
> Spearheading the Architecture for Opensocial (Cross
> Platform Social
> Networking Apps headed by Google) & Facebook App
> through my involvement on
> the Organizing Committee of the Crossplatform
> Silicon Valley Web Builders
> .

See my backgrounder attached & the link for the SuperTV conceptual. This player will also be able to support ak2consulting's supertv Video On Demand service Alpha conceptual (Done in 2002 as a proof of concept for OpenTV, it tested faster than 30 second load times on the Nokia commander device video player on dial up ) the 2.0 + revs are NDA: (click the camera icon ->video on demand->my library-> A Beautiful mind to see Quicktime custom QT Player with EMBEDDED FLASH CONTROLS without FLASH PLAYER LOADING, with real-time Video & Audio fast-Forward & ReWind in a 100k player !!!) the Beta supports HD mpeg4 (H264,MPEG4 Video, & Flash video). The Beta NDA is in Quicktime or Flash embedded player.The 3.0 rev supports HD VIDEO & SURROUND SOUND AUDIO in STREAMED MEDIA!!! Rev 4.0 Is targeted for Quicktime Video VR!!!

The Flash embedded in Quicktime Player for (Makers of 70% of the set-top boxes in the world), The above link is the Proof of concept for video over mobile in 2004.  See the latest navigation interface UI they have the user nav link & Compare it to where I thought it would go as an interface type UI (I will show you my next gen Igoogle Gadgets & Gears when I se you teusday

> This week I just finished contributing to
> on how to grow their
> market of paid solvers virally &  just finished
> making this Proposal to host
> this panel At the O'reilly Velocity Conference 2008
> check it Out. I proposed Douglas Crockford as my 1st
> Panel speaker.  I will
> invite Joel Webber of GWT next.
> Velocity 2008 Call for Participation
> Submitting a proposal is a two stage process. First,
> enter the proposal
> details on this page. After submitting these, you
> will then be asked to
> input the speaker details.
> Web 3D: Distributed Database Dashboards
> Proposal title 
> How do we solve the Problems of Exponential Data
> Growth, Server-Client
> Architecture Scaling Performance limits, and Users
> need not Just For Data &
> ID Portability but for Possession & Control of their
> Data. This Combined
> with The explosive Growth in Users from Platforms
> without direct File-system
> access (IPhone, Wii, Web-enabled TV's, Internet
> Kiosks etc..) has led to the
> slow Bloat of Web 2.0.
> How do we solve the Problems of Exponential Data
> Growth, Server-Client
> Architecture Scaling Performance limits, and Users
> needs not just For Data &
> ID Portability but for Security & Control of their
> Data. The reality is that
> most of the User from Platforms without direct
> File-system access (IPhone &
> 3G, Wii, Web-enabled TV's, Internet Kiosks...) has
> led to the slow
> Javascript Bloat of Web 2.0.
> Session type *
>  15 minute plenary presentation45 minute conference
> sessionPanel discussion10
> minute demo Other (See Additional Notes below)
> Abstract *
> The Solution is to re-architect our Clusters to
> reflect the reality that
> Server Client Architecture of Web 1.0 is DEAD!!! we
> no longer have the
> majority of our users coming from dumb terminals as
> clients. In fact most of
> the users are on Broadband enabled platforms with
> Processors, RAM & Serving
> Capabilities that are on PAR with the commodity
> hardware used by Google &
> Amazon, the industry leaders in Web-hosted (In the
> Cloud) Software as a
> Service . We must take this architect to its Logical
> Next Step. We Must
> Distribute the Web Applications to the shared OS of
> the Clients Browsers.
> With support in HTML 5 for "local" SQL databases (
> & the move to SQL-lite databases driven Local
> Applications by Adobe (FLEX &
> AIR) & Google (Gears), leads us to an Architecture
> where the Users data is
> served in SQL-lite Datastores in their devices
> browser caches (Apple Iphones
> use of Data URLs to avoid having to access the File
> systems) or Virtual
> Machines & Virtualization of OS's to collaboratively
> processed in a
> SETI@Home Architecture that allows users to
> contribute resources to the
> Performance of their Web Applications. You can use
> in-memory microsecond
> databases like Sleepy Cat (the Opensource version of
> Oracle Times Ten) to do
> session management of these Distributed Database
> Dashboards.
>  This architecture is the only way to build
> Applications that perform at
> sub-second response time on dialup speed cellular &
> Mesh Networks all over
> the world. It will also lead to Applications that
> perform faster the the
> more users use it, while cutting infrastructure cost
> 75%. Lastly the User
> will have control of their Data (By Hosting it on
> their Infrastructure),
> Granularly control of their Data's Security (By
> choosing the Access &
> federation Policies; and Inhibiting Architecturally
> Javascript
> Vulnerabilities & Cross-Site Scripting Cascade
> Attacks), Contribute to their
> Applications Local performance, and perform local
> Mashups of Data in the
> Local SQL-lite databases & Browser Cache Offline.
> Distributed Database
> Dashboards are the One Architecture that Elegantly
> Solves this Problem. This
> is the beginning of What is being called Web 3
> but I
> call Web 3D. See the
> fact that who controls Data is the Key (See Item 3.
> ). this is
> why Joel Webber Google
> Lead of Google Web Toolkit speaks of in his GWT
> Architectural
> Practices Presentation
>  . This approach is Paradigm Shifting
< >.
> This is why
> Yahoo Architect Doug Crockford has called for HTML
> to be fixed
>  . This is
> echoed by some of the Leading lights in the AJAX
> world
> &
> .
> Also see the New Data Models the Database community
> is groping towards to
> &
> Data Rights
> - Show quoted text -

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