Posts Tagged ‘virtual appliance’

“Installation is a Software Hate Crime” – Pat Kerpan, then CTO of Borland circa 2004. Today’s hate – meta installers I’ve noticed a trend for some time that when downloading an installer rather than being the 20MB or so for the actual thing I’m installing it’s just a 100KB bootstrap that then goes off and […]

My New Job


I’ve started a new job as CTO for CohesiveFT. It’s a great company with a great team and some great products and services. As I’ve known many of the people since before the company was founded this post could be subtitled ‘a brief history of CohesiveFT’. The people and pre-history Alexis Richardson was the instigator. […]

For most enterprises the essence of trustworthiness is their internal build, which normally comes in client and server flavours for a variety of ‘supported’ operating systems. Machines running this build are trusted to access corporate resources, anything else is kept out with policies, firewalls and mechanisms like network access control (NAC). That internal build is […]