A conversation with Sun’s DTrace team

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For developers. Mostly.

Sun Microsystems’ DTrace lets developers look at Web systems holistically. Across multitudes of machines sitting in random datacenters. Anyway, I kept hearing about it from various developers I trust and on the Web people praise it so I wanted to meet the team who did it.

Here’s the video with the three guys who created DTrace. Hope you enjoy this fun conversation.

You can watch this on your new iPhone, too.

I love this conversation. It’s so nice to meet the geeks behind big-company stuff and just listen to them talk for 30 minutes.

And with this I’m taking off for the Fourth of July, hope you have a good day, see you back on Thursday!

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Home automation with iControl

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I visited Reza Raji recently to learn all about home automation gadgets since he’s the CEO of iControl — a rapidly-growing startup in Palo Alto. We had an interesting chat about how home automation, security, climate control are all changing because of low-cost, industry standard, gadgets and systems. This stuff isn’t for only Bill Gates anymore. What do you think?

Oh, and you can watch this video on your iPhone.

A new journalism tool? Twitter?

So, check out that last post. I did all those mini reviews in less than five minutes.

Using my Nokia N95 cell phone, and TwitterGram. I have a phone number to call, hear a beep, and can record. Then I take a photo and upload that automatically to Flickr. Finally I get back to my computer, write a blog post, copy and paste some HTML, and we have a nice set of reviews.

Imagine if we were at a news event, like, say, a fire. I could quickly gather people’s impressions. Give my own. Take some pictures. And then stitch together a blog page with all of the important info.

If you have a video ready phone you can even upload video (my Nokia N95 does that, sorry, iPhones don’t yet do video).

Thanks to Ev Williams and Jack Dorsey for Twitter. To Stewart Butterfield and Catrina Fake for Flickr. And Dave Winer for TwitterGram.