Sydney is currently rolling out a new contactless smartcard ticketing system across its public transport network. The trial launched in December 2012 on ferry services and started rolling out to trains and buses in 2013.
American Airlines now allow all First and Business class passengers to pre-order their meals before their flight between 30 days and 24 hours prior to their scheduled departure.
I recently had a requirement to provision an application within Amazon EC2. The web based application was going to be accessed primarily by Australian users, and as a result I wanted to know which of Amazon’s 7 public regions would be likely to provide the lowest latency for users accessing the application.
When a web site or application becomes too large to run on a single server, it’s frequently placed on multiple servers with a load balancer in front of them to spread the load and also to remove faulty servers from the pool.
This morning I discovered that one of my favourite bands had released a new album. As a loyal fan looking for some new music to listen to on a Friday in the office, I promptly clicked “Buy Album”.
As someone who works in the hosted services industry, I frequently need to access web sites or other systems that are in the midst of a DNS change.