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Explaining complex ideas in simple ways.
Also, you think too much.

autopoiesis (noun; au•to•poi•e•sis).
Nature self-organizes at all levels of scale in a large number of interacting units - from the very simplest to the most complex. These complex adaptive systems are present in all forms of nature, including human nature.





Storage Short Take #54

Short Take for the Short Take\n\nIt’s an abbreviated one this time around, because of some intervening travel and a busier-than-usual few weeks. As always, links were live at the time of publication.\n\nStorage Media and Technology\n\nPersonally,...

Storage Short Take #53

Time for a Change?\n\nEver since I wrote my recent article on what size drive to use for RAID 5, I’ve been diving much, much deeper into the topic. I picked up the FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS (affiliate...

Storage Short Take #52

A More Reasonable Length\n\nNo lengthy intro today. Short and sweet. As always, links were live at time of publication.\n\nStorage Media and Technology\n\nTop of the list this time around is my good friend, Erik Smith’s new...

Storage Short Take #51

Re-Emerging Into The Real World\n\nSince the last Short Take we’ve had the SNIA Storage Developer Conference (you can register on-demand for $95, btw, and it’s a steal at the quality of content). I’m not going...

Storage Short Take #50

Out-of-Sequence Short Take\n\nNext week is the 2022 SNIA Storage Developer Conference, and there’s a very strong possibility that I’ll not have much of a chance to update the Short Take items as I’ll be on-site...

Storage Short Take #48

How’s Your Appetite for Controversy?\n\nAs if the announcements of Flash Memory Summit weren’t enough (there’s a lot to consume!), the industry is full of drama over the past couple of weeks. Nutanix has stepped in...

Storage Short Take #47

A Minor Memo For LinkedIn Requests\n\nLinkedIn spam has gotten pretty bad. But as this Short Take will be published  just before the 2022 Flash Memory Summit, I’ll say it here in case someone has a...

Storage Short Take #46

So Much News, So Little Time!\n\nSometimes the weeks go by uneventfully. Sometimes it’s packed with news and updates. It just so happens that this Short Take is more the latter than the former. As always,...