I've been thinking and talking about issues of centralized vs. decentralized systems for a long time. Some of my earliest writings on the subject are still around, as archived Usenet posts from 1989 and 1990. One of the recurring themes through all of that thirty-plus years is that - contrary to what seems to be popular belief - it's entirely . . .
Yesterday was my second "Faceversary" (i.e. the anniversary of when I started). That's the tenure that I initially thought I had a 50:50 chance of reaching, so it seems like a good time to look back at how I got this far. Instead of waffling on like I usually do, I'll try to structure this as a set of pretty quick good/bad items.
Life's full of odd little twists and turns sometimes. A while back, I wrote Beyond Gluster about the design of a system I'd like to work on once I'm done with Gluster. Unknown to me at the time, there were some shifts occurring that will ultimately lead to me to wind down my involvement with Gluster. The article and the change in my . . .