It seems there is no running away from Ajahn Chah for me. He must have been a remarkable teacher to have so many great students who themselves are leading life lessons for so many. I have been listening to podcasts by Ajahn Brahm for more than a year. He is a student of Ajahn Chah based in Australia. His podcasts and videos on youtube have been listened/watched by millions. I have learnt a lot from his teachings.

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Having been on wordpress for more that twelve years it was time for this aging techie to try some thing new. The new shiny toy is static hosting on github. This is enable by super cool static site generator Hugo The theme I am using is called Tranquil Peak and can be found on Hugo themes

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It is interesting to see the new architecture of wordpress. WordPress.com and self-hosted wordpress is all REST enabled now. There is a new desktop client. You can even manage your self hosted blogs from wordpress.com. They even use the new js flavor of the times – react ( I love react as well). From techie perspective it is quite nice. What I would hate to see is that now that I am lured into logging into wordpress.

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Lately there has been a lot of chatter about bubble in Silicon Valley. This article by Nick Bilton in vanity fair is the latest in that chatter. No doubt there is a preponderance of getting oneself in The Unicorn Club. The burn rates among startups are high. @pmarca raised the cash burn concern an year ago but has been mocking end of world on all the recent dips. Even the fine folks at Hacker News are discussing this.

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Fellow cloudman Matthias Steiner tweeted about pay as you go model and clouds wonder why so many critics are obsessed by “pay-as-you-go” irt #cloud. I’m pretty sure they all have a #flatrate for their mobiles… #ensw — Matthias Steiner (@steinermatt) May 24, 2013   Since I have been doing cloud and pricing for the past few years I had few thoughts on this. Pricing is an art and science combined.

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Pankaj Kumar

A Product Guy working in Cloud in particular SAP Cloud Platform playing with Cloud Foundry + Subscription and Usage billing models

Product Management

San Francisco Bayarea