Tuesday, February 3, 2015
More than 30 customers have taken space at the recently launched Equinix data center in Melbourne, its first facility in Australia's second most populous city, the company announced. The Redwood City, California-based colocation giant announced plans to build a $60 million data center in Melbourne , called ME1, in January 2014.
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Elgin Park is miniature city created and photographed by artist Michael Paul Smith. In a short documentary directed by Danny Yourd, Smith explains why he has continued to fabricate his miniature street scenes for over 25 years.
The nostalgia-imbued scenes composing Elgin Park have made their way across the internet over the last couple of years thanks to the captivating illusions each finished product presents, as well as the astounding attention to detail involved in their creation. What few are aware of is the actual life of Michael Paul Smith, who overcame a lot thanks in part to his obsession with Elgin Park.
Smith, who is gay, was bullied throughout his childhood. He has since led a guarded, almost reclusive life that has involved depression and multiple suicide attempts. In recent years, the recognition Smith has received for Elgin Park has imbued him with a newfound sense of purpose. He has persevered in realizing that his work has touched people. That's pretty awesome, and the documentary is a great testament to Smith's positive outlook. And his amazing work.
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The etiquette around work email is still evolving. If the Sony hacks taught us anything, it's that even high-profile executives and celebrities are — let's call it extremely informal in their email writing styles. What's the worst email signoff you've ever seen?
I don't know how to sign my emails. When I'm writing to friends, I usually just stop typing whenever and send it along. They know who it's from.
Do you guys sign your emails at all? And if you do, how do you do it? And, most importantly, are there any email sign-offs or default signatures that make you want to hurl your laptop into a frothing ocean of diarrhea fire?
One objectively horrible way to sign off is to include an extremely long e-mail signature, or an email signature that brags about what kind of device you have. We found this gem a few years ago:
That is awful. But my most hated email sign-off isn't even a default signature. It's not even when people add some trite inspiration quote they misattribute to Marilyn Monroe!
I can'tstand it when people sign their emails with "Best." Best what? Best wishes? Best of luck? Best buds? The ambiguity inspires dread. The whole thing is a cloaked declaration of superiority: [I am the] Best. It is the most arrogant way to sign your emails. It may be, in fact, even worse than tooting your own horn about your choice of device at the end of every email.
Maybe I'm wrong though. Maybe there are even more obnoxious ways to sign off, and you guys have been keeping them a secret this whole time. Let me know.
Sent via my iTampon lol
"If you can't handle me when I'm at my best, you also don't deserve me at my best!" - Marilyn Manson
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Virtzilla's OpenStack lands, along with new VSAN version and 'Instant Clones' VM tech to rival containers
As expected, VMware has released vSphere 6, and as anticipated the company has also released its OpenStack distribution. But it also surprised with a new version of VSAN and the release of Project Fargo.…
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