By B R Clouse-Oracle on Jan 02, 2014
In case you took a break over New Year's and aren't quite ready for "real" work, but still feel obligated to visit sites such as this one, here's a reward for your efforts. (If you're ready for serious work, the following may disappoint you.)
I've been working in this database cloud / DBaaS area for a few years now. One of the perks is the term itself: adding cloud images to presentations is pleasing, exchanging meteorological puns and banter is entertaining, etc. etc. I do have one issue with the term though - it's too close to my last name. And thanks to my poor typing skills, plus autocorrect, plus inopportune inattention, it's not unusual for me to swap "clouse" for "cloud" - such as when registering for an event last year. When I approached the check-in table to get my expo badge, it took three registration workers to eventually figure out that I had registered as "Burt Cloud". It was nice to see the harried staff have a good laugh, but when they insisted I present an ad lib keynote I had to flee to the booth.
But back to the positives. Being associated with 'cloud' encourages friends and colleagues to share anything about moisture in the air, such as this amazing video. Enjoy and Happy New Year!