My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica: AWC Fail, PSN Hack and Nokia Layoff - Murphy Law in a Clash of The Titans

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

AWC Fail, PSN Hack and Nokia Layoff - Murphy Law in a Clash of The Titans

The Assyrians came down like the wolf on the fold,
And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold;
And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea,
When the blue waves roll nightly on deep Galilee.

Byron, The Destruction of Sennacherib

In the merry month of April where we celebrate World Ganja Day on April 20th 2011, the date on which Senator Barack Obama, President of the United States, who is gunning for a Second Term in Office had his Town Hall Meeting as stated in the article “Obama jabs Republicans at Facebook Town Hall”, published April 20, 2011 11:44 AM PDT by Declan McCullagh, CNET News - Privacy Inc, Murphy's Law decided to strike

Yesterday on Tuesday April 26th 2011, while I was mourning Audia Granston (March 9th 1981 - April 26, 2010) on this the one (1) year Anniversary of her Death 25th Anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, Murphy's Law appears to be working overtime, striking thrice with three (3) tales of bad Karma.

First: AWS (Amazon Web Services) Cloud came crashing down to Earth on Friday April 22nd 2011AD as stated in the article “Amazon failure takes down sites across the Internet”, published Friday April 22, 2011 9:26 am ET by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer, Yahoo News.

The enthusiasm for Cloud Computing (Servers) and NC (Network Computers), the UE (User Equipment) of Cloud Computing, shows no sign of waning, despite the incident demonstrating a lack of the five nines i.e. 99.999% uptime.

To wit, Windows 8 and Office 365 are rumoured to be COMPLETELY Cloud based as my blog article entitled “Windows and Cloud Computing - Audia Resident Evil After-Market Taste-and-Buy”.

Combined with .NET 5 Framework and onwards being drafted into the Genuine Windows Advantage, those 54% of Windows XP Professional SP3 users may soon find themselves unable to run programs on their .NET 4 Framework.

Second: Seventy seven million (77,000,000) Sony PSN (PlayStation Network) accounts got hacked, exposing Credit Card information of members of the Sony PSN to what I think is the Crime of the Century….assuming the Credit Card accounts have money in them of course, even a US$1.

The Sony PSN Outage now in its sixth day since Thursday April 21st 2011 a stated in the article “PlayStation Network Outage: 6 days and counting”, published April 26, 2011 9:53 AM PDT by Erica Ogg, CNET News - Circuit Breaker.

So says the articles “Sony: Personal info compromised on PSN”, published April 26, 2011 1:07 PM PDT by Erica Ogg, CNET News - Circuit Breaker and confirmed by the article “Sony: Credit Data risked in PlayStation outage”, published Tuesday April 26, 2011 5:33 pm ET, AP, Yahoo News.

Third: Nokia has now begun to enact changes required by its partnership with Microsoft, which I call Nokia + Microsoft as stated in my blog article entitled “Nokia + Microsoft vs HP WebOS - Gartner's Ocean's Eleven Plan to Rob the Casino”.

Nokia + Microsoft has decided to lay off a total of seven thousand (7000) of its staff associated with the Development of the Symbian OS plans to:

1.      Give three thousand (3,000) employees working on the Symbian OS the axe, sending them into purgatory at Software Consultancy Accenture
2.      Give an additional four thousand (4,000) employees pink slips by the Fourth Quarter of 2012.

At least the blood letting, slated to shave some Euro 1 billion (US$1.46 billion) off their operating expenditures is kept in the EU Zone, with employees in Denmark, Finland, and the U.K. being axed.

So says the articles “Nokia to cut thousands of jobs, Symbian OS work”, published April 27, 2011 2:02 AM PDT by Stephen Shankland, CNET News - DeepTech and confirmed by the article “Nokia slashes 7,000 jobs in Major strategy shift”, published April 27, 2011 By MATTI HUUHTANEN, Associated Press, Yahoo News.

I guess Television Jamaica has learned a very valuable lesson: NEVER have Carlette Deleon aka the Pet Tales Chick aka “Dilly” of Television Jamaica AND Dean “Movie star” McClarty of Watt's New Ltd and Tech Tutorial on Television Jamaica together as it appears that they both have what we Clarendonians call “Goat Mouth”, “Hog Mouth” or “Guzzum” i.e. An ability to alter the future by mentioning an event by name.

It seems that this may be the source of the bad Karma now emanating around Silicon Valley.

Especially as my computer which doubles as a DVR (Digital Video Recorder) captured them bad mouthing Symbian, which ironically, had gone Open Source as noted in the article “Symbian now fully open-sourced”, published February 4, 2010 6:25 AM PST by David Meyer, CNET News – Wireless.

Otherwise Murphy's Law has a chance to strike yet again!!

Ninja Assassin Dogs not included as opined in my blog article entitled “MRSI and Stray Dogs - Dr. Dolittle and the Golden Child”!

As for the impact on Jamaica of these Three Fates, Clash of the Titans (2010) Style, the affect is a reminder of the fact that albeit these American trends of Cloud Computing and Android are on their way in time for London Olympics 2012 slated to commence on July 27th 2012AD.

Not to mention being a gentle reminder for Netizens to ONLY using your Credit Card or Virtual VISA Debit Card via a Paypal Account to protect your account from hackers. As the blokes who did this sound like some VERY SERIOUS Gamers to have used their Credit Cards for Gaming on Sony’s PSN – and later spin about and hack their fellow gamers, just to spite Sony PSN.

Locally, young people in Jamaica, heretofore refereed to as Generation X [ages 28 to 45] and Generation Y [ages 13 to 27], the real force driving Telecoms products purchases, adopt to whatever is the latest and the greatest in the Telecommunications Sphere

However, is at least heartening to know that albeit we are the Developing World, at least unlike the Developed World, we are not the guinea pigs who have to endure the problems associated with these spectacular outages, author Aldous Huxley's Brave New World Style.

In two (2) years time, folks, when the American Boffins have fixed all the bugs in their Tech Gear, somehow achieved the five 9’s in Cloud Computing and Web OS beats up Google Android (crossing my fingers on that bet!!) as I have opined in my blog article entitled “Nokia + Microsoft vs HP WebOS - Gartner's Ocean's Eleven Plan to Rob the Casino”, we may find ourselves also on the Cloud and in love with either a Google Android or HP WebOS smartphone.

As soon as Persia [Local Jamaican Telecom Providers] makes Wired and Wireless Internet a “Anywhere and Everywhere” affair thanks to the Island wide Fiber Optic Network as stated in my blog article entitled “LIME, FLOW and the JA$543-million Internet Plan - Ebony and Ivory”.

Even on JUTC buses, Taxis and the soon-to-be-revived JRC (Jamaica Railway Corporation) trains as prognosticated in my blog article entitled “JRC, Scotts Pass and Senator Mike Henry - Molly Wood Keeping up with the Kardashians”.

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