When a client takes a swing at you

Join 16,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. 1. A changing of the guard Back in the dot-com era, circa 1999 I worked for a startup in some transition. Upon meeting the team, I met the new CTO Harvey, who joined just a month before. Also on the team was the IT director …

Connect to MySQL in the Amazon Public Cloud

Troubleshooting MySQL on Amazon can be a real test of patience. There are quite a few different things to watch out for in terms of connectivity & networking. Sometimes a checklist can help. Join 16,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Here’s my exhaustive list of things that can block you. 1. Be …

5 Things Frans Johansson says about innovation

You may not have heard of Medici before, but you’ve probably heard of the renaissance. The medici family hosted the round tables, the meetups, the social gatherings & mixers. They brought diverse artisans engineers & thinkers together, and the world hasn’t been the same since! b>Join 16,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. …

How to deploy on Amazon EC2 with Vagrant

I recently wrote up how to use Terraform to deploy on Amazon EC2. Check it out! Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. By the way, I write an article like this every month, covering consulting lessons, tech trends, cloud and startup innovation. Get the next one via email. Why do I …

Why cloud computing is the spotify-cation of hosting

Join 16,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. 1. Music collections of old Way way back in the 70’s I remember riding around in a VW beetle. Maybe I’d be driving with my dad or my uncle. Everybody seemed to own a VW! What everybody also had was a huge collection of 8-track …

What I learned from Ryan Holiday

Join 16,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Picked up Ryan Holiday’s Trust Me I’m Lying, Confessions of a Media Manipulator recently. Boy is he good at what he does. This book reads like a howto on free PR & marketing. It also of course serves to protect those who might want to …