New blog name (On Techies), let’s start over

How important is a blog name? a startup name, a brand? I’ve seen a fair number of posts lately about how difficult it is to name your startup and some others that offer advice on what to do to ease this difficult task. Mashable tells you how to pick the perfect name, Jason Cohen tells you to just pick a name,VentureBeat has a checklist, Jason Calacanis advises to keep it short, Darmesh Sha offers 17 mutable suggestions and GigaOM has a two-part rule to name your startup. All of the above posts offer great advice, and yet, most of us will still use names that mean something to us or our target audience/clients… even if the name goes against the advice given in the posts I mentioned above. Most of us just follow our gut when making these type of decisions. Sigue leyendo

Rackspace to use Akamai as their CDN provider

Rackspace announced today their new relationship with Akamai Technologies, Inc. as Rackspace’s new Content Distribution Network (CDN) provider. Akamai Technologies, Inc. is publicly traded (NASDAQ: AKAM) company founded in 1998. Akamai has a pervasive, highly distributed cloud optimization platform with over 73,000 servers in 70 counties within nearly 1,000 networks. For up to date Akamai facts and figures, click here.

If you are currently a Rackspace customer and are using Cloud Files CDN, your account will start using Akamai CDN in the coming months, you don’t need to do anything, the transition will be automatic and painless – Rackspace wrote in an email to existing customers. Sigue leyendo

Geeks: Get out there and meet new people

This has always been hard for me, I am not exactly the outgoing type and I have a feeling that most of us geeks aren’t. I feel very comfortable working in a dark corner listening to my favorite tunes and coding away… I don’t have a problem socializing in the internet but doing it in person is not as easy… right?

Several months ago I realized that spending a lot of time in front of the computer and doing most of my socializing online wasn’t going to cut it. Specially if you are either trying to build a startup, looking for a new job, or perhaps just looking to meet like-minded people. I do interact with a lot of people in Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn… but I always enjoy (exponentially more) when I get to meet and talk to people in person, the communication is better. Sigue leyendo

2010 in review

I launched AustinTechGeeks.com about six months ago, today I am happy to share with you some numbers of how we did in these six months. We don’t have a BIG number of visitors… yet. However, I am very happy with what the blog has accomplished so far!

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress mulled over how we did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of AustinTechGeeks.com overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow! Sigue leyendo