One of the great things about virtual infrastructure is that you can treat it as a service. I use Yahoo's shared hosting service for this blog. That gives me benefits: low cost and very quick setup. On the down side, I can't log in as root. So when Yahoo has a problem, I have a problem.

Yesterday, there was something wrong with Yahoo's install of Movable Type. As a result, I couldn't post my "five things". I'll be catching up today, as time permits.

My butt is planted in one track all day today, "Architectures You've Always Wondered About." We'll be hearing about the architecture that runs Second Life, Yahoo, eBay, LinkedIn, and Orbitz. I may need a catheter and an IV.