Life is AWESOME

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As you probably guess, I’ve been very busy for the last three weeks. This will be hopefully the last post before August. My summer vacation begins on Friday and I want to use those four weeks on my own pet projects (webshop, new mobile app, I’ll talk about them later in this post) and my family.

This last three weeks have been somewhat of a emotional roller coaster with extreme emotions in all directions. Bear with me, I’ll be more specific in the post. This summer I’m going to do a lot drone flying and you will hopefully see some special clips.

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EMIL

If you have read my earlier posts, You maybe noticed I wrote about “Emil”, a young boy that went missing and I hoped this dude will not share the same fate as one of the most brilliant minds I’ve met. Well.. He did. Quite literally. He was found drowned in the sea, just as “RM” I was referring to earlier. Just can’t even imagine the pain Emils relatives are going trough 🙁

“AH”

I also write earlier about “AH” who got killed in a motorcycle accident. There was the funeral and I decided in advance that I will not cry and show how I can handle my emotions as a hard core soldier. As you maybe guess, that did not go that as planned. Tears fell and could not talk to anyone because I could not get a understandable word out of my mouth. It feels like one piece is missing in the world. I hoped my son would had time this summer to go and do all crazy things with AH as I’ve done when I was a kid. Now that will not happen and never will.

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TURF BATTLE

Ok, so there was sorrow and stress to some degree when I tried to be the cool dude who does not cry. At the same time, almost like fate just want to mess with my head, I was given a nice work opportunity and some extreme drama just a few days after at work. I’d like to think this as some kind of turf battle. And then, another very interesting work opportunity. I maybe write about this when I know how this will end, but we will not know before August.

Game of Thrones

I’ve managed to avoid this TV-series until now and I’ve been watching quite a few episodes from HBO Nordic. This really is that great series it promises to be. My favorite characters are Tyrion LannisterDaenerys Targaryen and Arya Stark. I had to do a “what’s your game of thrones character” test, and I got Ser Rodrik Cassel.

Putin, NATO, Russia and the whole darn world politics. 

Putin is coming to Finland on Friday. That’s kind of cool. Even if I don’t like the politics he is using, you have to admit, it’s not every day you have this world-class player, of this degree to visit your country. You don’t see Obama, Jinping or Putin visiting too often in any country and if they do, it’s planned far ahead, like months or even years. We have this, questionable honor to be very close neighbors with Russia. Personally, I’d like to see how NATO would not be some kind of Russian counterpart in the future, but as an member. We all know this will never happen, but if NATO gets dismantled and some new alliance could form from the previous members and include even Russia (and Finland), that would be the best solution ever. Together fight against everything that is threatening the human kind, not killing each other.

Putin, if you get this, come and visit me too during your stay in Finland and I’ve give you some ground level ideas to work on in the world politics 🙂 I even got some experience in playing your character in a TV-series 😀 (this was so fun, more in one of my previous posts).

I know, Finland is in a difficult position, but imagine the position Finland could be in if everything played out well. We could be the EU country that gets the benefits of EU and most benefits out of being neighbor to Russia. The possibilities is just insane. It’s that crazy big possibilities, that we just have to think twice, how we want to relate to Russia. This is why I will not blindly doom anything or any idea. Even if I’m little scared of the very big firepower close to our borders.

BREXIT, What the f***.. 

Seriously. What the F. I thought this was just pointless use of UK citizens time and insult to their intelligence. They have already negotiated insanely good advantages for UK only, in EU. They kind of had the situation where they had all the advantages from EU and minimal amount of the crappy side of EU. EU is one of the largest economies in the world, got the diplomatic power to influence almost anything in the world as one. There was literally no reason, what so ever, for UK to vote for “brexit”. I told my friends that UK will not vote for it, it’s a stupid vote. Then, on Friday when I woke up and read the news, I was shocked. What.. the .. hell? Seriously? What will we see next? Trump as US president? This brexit is so stupid, it’s almost hilarious. Man who voted for Leave says he thought his vote ‘wouldn’t count’ and is now ‘worried’. I thought this was possible only in the US.

I really don’t know how UK is going to survive this. Here is something that makes you wonder about how screwed the politics really is: People are really, really hoping this theory about David Cameron and Brexit is true.

If you are interested in a nice analysis of the military implications in brexit, I found a nice article: Defence Implications of Brexit – Further Thoughts.

REDISHOP and REDIFIND

These two are the “pet projects”. Redishop is going to be a webshop for strange, fun and useful items from the world. I’m going to try to negotiate to be a retail channel for crowd funded products and other hand made, unique products. I hope this shop will fund the second pet project.

Redifind is going to be a new way to connect people again. We got facebook, twitter, snapchat, whatsapp and a many more, but these “social media” apps makes it just easier to not really communicate, really learn to know the people in the world or find real new contacts and friends. What I want my redifind-app to do, is to fill a big “social media hole” and steer the evolution of human interaction on it’s right path again. I’m a little afraid that if my redifind will succeed, it will have a “zenly” problem as described in the youtube clip below and I go bankrupt with when AWS sends me their bill.

I have pet projects 3, 4 and 5. But now I have to put them “on hold”, until I know where I’m going to end up in august. Can’t change the world in one night 🙂

I got tickets to slush 2016, where I hopefully get to show of the new mobile-app.

HDS dices

Finnish HDS gave me two metallic dices some time ago. I heard the country manager is throwing these every morning and I’ve taken this habit to myself too. Here is what I got today:

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CLOUD, OPENSTACK, CONTAINERS, SERVERLESS

There is really so much going on in the “IT” business these days, you can say this is the “golden age” of IT. There is always some development in everything, always, but now we have entered a evolutionary phase where we are going to take not one or two extreme steps, but several, at the same time. We are talking about Unix/Linux, analog/digital, internet, mobile phone, BW to color, BBS to WWW kind of evolutionary steps. Those are IoT, VR/AR, Cloud and services, BIG data and many others. All this will happen now. Not “in the future”, but now. This is the best time to be working in IT I can think of. So much new to learn, it’s like constantly pumping learning-heroin in your veins.

You know the feeling and excitement when you learn something new. It’s so fun, it’s almost like riding a roller coaster, you just need more. Much more. I’m so happy for everyone working in this field now, including myself.

My colleague showed me a youtube-video and I just had to subscribe to the channel. I immediately fell in a nerd honeypot. I’m learning so much new every day, I almost feel like I’ve never have known anything in my life. How is it possible to get this far, as I have, without knowing all this? I feel like I’m an empty bowl.

 

Interesting URLs:

General/Science:
Scrum Reference Card
Top 10 emerging technologies from the World Economic Forum
New NASA Tech to Bring Internet to the Whole Solar System
Movie written by algorithm turns out to be hilarious and intense
1st world problems, Chinese anger at Lady Gaga-Dalai Lama meeting

Cloud/Openstack/Container:
Howto: Getting from couch to OpenStack
Prometheus and Kubernetes up and running (container cluster monitoring)
Creating a scalable API with microservices (GCE)

Military:
Iraqis use off-the-shelf drones to battle ISIS
North Korea Arming Boats with US Gatling Guns: Report
US Spies Are Building Software to Spot Your Suspicious Behavior In Live Video
Navy To Test Superlaser Of Truly Terrifying Proportions
Drone Defense: Army Anti-Artillery Radar Tracks UAVs
Cool video from Baltops 2016! This is nice nato-stuff!

Military S-nnn missile specfic:
Below the Radar: Russia’s S-400, S-500 Set to Become Invisible to Enemies
Russia’s S-350 air defense missile system prototype to be ready soon
S-400 technology helps Seoul blunt Pyongyang threat

Follow-up reminders for myself:
New projects, security, and more OpenStack news
End-to-end Training for Open Infrastructure

Have a nice summer! Love you all humans, animals, plants, universe, fate, emotions and everything. Life – is just – AWESOME!

Business and crazy sofa-store

 

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As usual. Got a lot to do and a much have happened since the last post.

Little busines

I got a lot of ideas but no money and no investors, so I have to create money from somewhere. Let’s start with a webshop, selling the absolutely coolest things on the internet. Then, let’s start a new social media mobile app. Maybe this will be enough to start a cloud service, which could give enough revenue to make a corporate venture capital investment on my own idea and find partners to apply for the EU Horizon 2020 money. Let’s see how far I’m getting with this 🙂

We decided to start a webshop with a friend, it’s under construction but we are building it with speed and negotiating with producers for retail. I will be adding the link here when the shop opens. I promise you, the products on that site will be just awesome. Deadline, this month.

Next week I’m also meeting a UX specialist. I had this great idea for a mobile/social media app, and now I just must create a “look alike” or “proof of concept” to show to private and public investors. Deadline is that I got something to show this month.

As a third concept I’m thinking about, is a new kind of cloud service. There are hosting companies with their own datacenters and then there are devops companies focusing more on the content and applications.

There really are not that many companies that focus on old-fashioned infra-maintenance, in the cloud. So I’m trying to build a “cloud only” infra-team, who are able to keep customers infra in shape in the public cloud. Mostly AWS, Azure and GCE (I don’t know so well other providers, maybe vCloud AIR, but to be honest, that cloud infra really is not in the big league and have never been there).

Any OS, containers, automation, microservices, site recovery etc. There are a lot of cool new solutions around the container business. ContainerX is one, Rancher is another.

There is a fourth thing I’m dreaming about, but that’s just too crazy. It’s something that will change the world, but I got a few problems with this.

First, I need absolutely crazy hardcore skilled people on the team, like the best SDN/NFV/Neutron/container specialist on the planet, before it’s even possible to start designing the concept.

I don’t think they will just come and work with some random dude from Finland. I’m also going to need some serious money for this one, like Horizon 2020 money. That’s not going to happen in the next 1-2 years.

Yesterday I got a job offer that could just mess all this up. Hope there is a way I can do everything everywhere. Let’s find out.

Weekly life events

Snake

I almost run over a snake with my bicycle. I had to stop and move it to a safe location. Someone could have run over the poor little dude. I have to say that I admire the beauty of the nature, that creature was so perfect, the little tongue and head, the eyes, the skin. Really a beautiful piece of nature art.

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Missing Emil

There is a young man missing since last saturday, Emil Nurmi. Let’s hope nothing bad happened to him. I remember too well, when one brilliant dude I knew went missing (Roy Mäkikara) and he was found in the sea a few months later. I don’t want to read about a similar fate again.

Sofa-store

EPSON MFP image

Yesterday, I went to a sofa-store. I felt some evil IT project manager had taken possession over the salesperson. I showed a picture from a commercial, “Finlandia grant” sofa for 249 euros. I asked where I can find this sofa, because I could not find it on my own. She took me to an “milano city” sofa, for 278 euros, and told me this is it.

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I showed her the picture again, it says “Finlandia grant”, it’s 249 euros, and most important, look – it’s not even that sofa in the picture. She got angry at me, and told me she have been working there for ten years and she know their products and run away.

What.. did.. just happen? What the hell? The commercial say it’s a giant sofa, named “Finlandia grant”, 249 euros, looking nice and big. Now I’m been showed a sofa called “Milano city” for 278 euros, which is not big and most important, not the sofa in the picture, and I’m getting yelled at? What kind of twilight zone did I just drop into?

We found the “real” Finlandia grant, the name was “Mega”. I’m sure I’m not going to buy anything from that store.

 

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Personal characteristics

I really love the old Google company slogan, saying “Don’t be evil”. I love it, because I don’t like or want to be evil, but as the “The Phantom” say, I’m good to good people, and bad to bad people. Right is right, wrong is wrong, no exceptions. I try more to be like Buddha or Dalai Lama, but I’m not sure that’s really who I am and I don’t want to try to be anything that I’m not.

There are three “negative” characteristics that define me pretty well.

  1. I break all the rules.
  2. I do not follow hierarchy
  3. I get involved in everything
  4. I DO got the balls to execute all above

Still, I believe my most valuable skills and personality characteristics is born or developed from those three negative characteristics. Because I break the rules, I find stuff and solutions others don’t. Because I don’t follow hierarchy, I get stuff done that others don’t, because I get involved in everything, I know little about everything and got a good vision overall what is happening.

In the end, I DO respect life, human beings, other peoples property and try to respect and understand that every single human is a totally different person with own opinions. I don’t think I’m that bad the three characteristics indicates 🙂

I’ll try to write a more quality blog one day, but for now, you have to settle with this spam-like diary-type blog. I’m just too busy to put any extra effort to this blog. Got my day job, got my hobbies, got the private business projects, got two kids in the age of 3 and 4 and a lot more. 24 hours a day is just not enough for me because I need to sleep too.

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Special mention:

I found this interesting startup from Finland. Go take a look and find out more about this company. It seems pretty good. Valossa.com

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