Chief Cloud Economist at @DuckbillGroup. Father to @QuinnyPiglet & @theMunchQuinn. he/him Get my snarky take on AWS news: lastweekinaws.com/t/

San Francisco, CA
Joined December 2009
Today is @bequinning’s 40th birthday—and the first day of the “Festival of Quinns” that will last until my 39th birthday in ten glorious days.
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This has been a “first interview” point I bring up with our sales candidates. We don’t stalk our prospects / customers. If “no tracking” is antithetical to how you see sales, I’m not going to argue with you, but you won’t be happy here either.
This is why I turn off read receipts.
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Also: “I know my market. If you send them passive-aggressive ‘my feelings are hurt’ drip campaigns, it’s really a toss-up as to whether they get to you before I do.”
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Google advertisers allegedly *PISSED*; “how dare you treat us like one of your users” one reportedly asked.
NEW: “In September 2021, Google will introduce a new strike-based system to enforce against advertisers who repeatedly violate Google Ads policies” “Advertisers will be able to receive a maximum of three strikes, […] the third strike will result in an account suspension”
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So @Uber’s machine learning group hires people who are really good at math. Ironically that’s not their target customer.
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When you’re gearing up to write a post on something but then @ssharwood captures it better than anything you’re likely to write.
AWS to retire classic EC2 – the compute service that started the IaaS rush reg.cx/40GW
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“Amazon is going to eat my lunch” is admittedly a lesser concern than “Amazon is going to eat my face.”
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I used to work at a startup where the founder brought his beagle into the office. This adorable dog got the zoomies once and just CRASHED into a glass walled conference room hard enough to shake the building. Somehow that was only the second worst @glassdoor I’ve ever seen.
Is glassdoor now completely unusable unless I add my current salary or a review? That seems…less than helpful.
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I was explicitly forbidden from using the phrase “ELK stacked” in this tweet.
Replying to @QuinnyPig
And my birthday today on Day 11 of the Festival of Quinns means that the celebration is at an end; if it went for 15 days it would instead be called a “Quinnceañera.”
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And my birthday today on Day 11 of the Festival of Quinns means that the celebration is at an end; if it went for 15 days it would instead be called a “Quinnceañera.”
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I’m going to tell my kids that this whitepaper is about the @awscloud billing system.
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Corey Quinn retweeted
Replying to @QuinnyPig
This came up as “food inspiration” for me Totally fair
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The magic invocation to avoid doing this is "ASC 842 & IFRS 16," delivered to someone who's liable if the company screws it up.
Replying to @JayCuthrell
"If you want to classify cloud spend as part of CAPEX, uhm, please don't." 🤣 -- @QuinnyPig a16z-live.simplecast.com/epi…
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The namespace collision is unfortunate.
I'm coming to the conclusion that Amazon Chime is in hibernation as a product, left running mostly as a tech demo for the Chime SDK. We're 18 months into a massive shift towards remote work, and the user experience hasn't been touched. It's a shame, as the tech is very good
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I choose to believe that there was a big @awscloud in-person event today, with a keynote focusing on "How to start your meeting."
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"Before the pandemic, do you remember how Chime worked?" "Chime... Chime... I want to say I'm drawing a blank, but its name sure rings a bell."
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"We go now live to @comcast's spokesperson..."
The Senate has reached a deal on an infrastructure package that includes $65B for broadband investments, $35B less than what Biden proposed in March (@kellymakena / The Verge) theverge.com/2021/7/28/22598… techmeme.com/210728/p60#a210…
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Corey Quinn retweeted
Joke's on @awssupport: I just spun up a brand new m1.small instance in a VPC. MY LEGACY GARBAGE IS ETERNAL
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I'm torn between "indeed, what a trash company" and "WRECKology" here.
Trash Company Executive Agrees To Plead Guilty To Conspiracy And To Cooperate With Federal Investigation Into City Hall Corruption go.usa.gov/xFBrK
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