Google acquires CloudSimple

Just a few months back, Google announced a partnership with a company called CloudSimple to help more enterprise teams move their on-site operations to the cloud. Now Google is outright acquiring them. So what is CloudSimple? It lets businesses run VMWare vSphere workloads on the cloud, allowing them to take their existing on-premises tools and databases and plug them into Google Cloud with minimal re-tooling. As TechCrunch’s Frederic Lardinois wrote when the initial partnership was announced: While Google would surely love for all enterprises to move to containers and utilize its Anthos hybrid cloud service, most large companies currently use VMware. They may want to move those workloads to a public cloud, but they aren’t ready to give up a …

“I Looked Over to His Side of the Bed. I Realized He Would Never Be There Again”: Wife Shares the Painful Reality of Unending Grief

ShareTweetPin After my young husband died, I joined several grief groups. I wanted to connect with people who knew what grief was, but more importantly, knew what I was feeling. The ups, the downs, the in-betweens. All of it. I wanted people around me who knew that grief sucks as bad on a Tuesday afternoon at a red light as much as it does on Christmas morning. I wanted to feel like I had a community who ‘got it,’ and who understood that some days we are ok and some days we are not. But, the one question I hear from my fellow grievers, over and over and over again is, ‘When does grief end?’ I’ve thought about that a …

CDC Blames Vitamin E In Vaping Deaths As Doctors Announce Another Vaping Case In Teenager

When an otherwise healthy 16-year-old boy came down with a persistent cough, fever, and increasing breathing difficulty for a week, he was treated with antibiotics and an asthma inhaler – both of which had little effect. Shortly after being admitted to the hospital, he “deteriorated rapidly” ultimately leading to a case of “catastrophic respiratory illness”. The boy was diagnosed with respiratory failure and required external assistance for the heart and lungs to work properly, as well as intravenous antibiotics and steroids. Within 10 days he was deemed critical and developed severe muscle weakness due to the illness and steroids. That’s when the teenager informed doctors that he had previously used two different types of e-cigarette liquids purchased over the counter …

The 5 biggest 2020 stories to watch this week

(CNN)With 78daysuntil the Iowa caucuses, the 2020 election will be here before you know it.Every Sunday, I deliver to your inbox the5BIG storylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And they’re ranked — so the No. 1 story is the most important of the coming week. There are five hearings featuring eight total witnesses scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday — a massive increase from the three witnesses over two hearings last week.  

Surreal Ice Tsunami Crashes Onto Shores of Dudinka, Russia

A surreal scene on the shores of Dudinka, Russia as an ‘ice tsunami’ comes crashing in on 4 June 2019. The body of water is the Yenisei River and this phenomenon also occurs in places like Minnesota and Wisconsin. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Home-Field Edge Means Nothing If Julian Castro, Kamala Harris Blow Iowa

With just over 100 days until Super Tuesday, two candidates from massive delegate-rich states could be in danger of squandering any possible home court advantages that they might have held in a few months time. As nearly a dozen Democratic presidential candidates turn their attention to California for the state partys convention this weekend, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and former HUD Secretary Julin Castro risk leaving hauls from California and Texas on the table if they dont make it to the marquee event in March, according to interviews with Democrats in both states. The two states, set to vote on March 3, more accurately represent the countrys diverse population than Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two early nominating contests. …

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Will Make You Feel Powerful as a Jedi

Truly, it is Star Wars season. We are just a month out from JJ Abrams' conclusion to Jon Favreaus The Mandalorian. And now, snuggled nicely between them comes the first single-player, narrative-driven Star Wars video game in nearly a decade, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Fallen Order is from Respawn Entertainment, a company founded by the creators of the wildly successful

These November 2019 Aldi Finds Feature A 3-Pack Of Cuve Sparkling Wine

Courtesy of Aldi These November 2019 Aldi Finds Feature A 3-Pack Of Cuvée Sparkling Wine By Lara Walsh Nov 13, 2019 Aldi is helping customers raise a glass to the most festive season of the year with November’s lineup of limited-edition bites and sips. Getting into the merriest of spirits just wouldn’t be complete without some bubbly in hand, and the showstopper of the November Aldi Finds is a three-pack of Cuvée Sparkling Wine. It’s retailing for just under $8, so cheers to making holiday happy hours very wallet-friendly. While Aldi has no shortage of adorably festive food and beverage offerings for the week of Nov. 13, the Cuvée No 5 Brut Sparkling Tri-Pack immediately caught my eye as the …

Artist Creates 16 Types Of Designer Packaging For Food Products To Show The Absurdity Of Brands

We’re all familiar with brands like Prada, Apple and Chanel. To most people, those brands carry a sense of luxury, quality, and refinement. There are also those who believe that such companies stand for decadence, mindless spending, and overpriced items. Perhaps driven by these conflicting opinions Israeli artist Peddy Mergui created a series of works where he imagined how would certain food products look like if they were packaged by famous brands. The project is called Wheat is Wheat is Wheat and explores the idea of how brand packaging changes our perception. After all, the food inside is still the same. “The exhibition explores the dynamic and often blurred ethical boundaries of design within consumer culture”. That’s how the artist …

I Was Rejected for a Job Because Im White (And Im Not That Mad)

ShareTweetPin I know what you’re thinking. Ethan must be some sort of right-wing, MAGA hat-wearing, victim-mindset white boy. I don’t think this post will be that, but just hold onto your pants. It’s true though: I was turned down for a ministry position, and told specifically it’s due to my skin color. The ministry is located downtown and I thought the stars were aligning. I came into contact with them just a week before the position became vacant, so I thought the timing would be perfect. I thought God had closed so many other doors in order to open this one, and everything would go along swimmingly. The two directors interviewed me not once, not twice, not thrice, but four times before informing me …

Angelina Jolie Reportedly STILL ‘Has A Lot Of Resentment’ Toward Brad Pitt – Perez Hilton

Some wounds just don’t heal! According to multiple sources, Angelina Jolie is still having a hard time moving past aspects of her separation from ex Brad Pitt. An insider explained to Us Weekly: “Angelina still has a lot of resentment toward Brad. She wants him to be held accountable because she feels he turned her and the children’s lives upside down.” Can you understand where Angie is coming from? After all, they do have six kids together: Maddox Chivan, Pax Thien, Zahara Marley, Shiloh Nouvel, Knox Léon, and Vivienne Marcheline. As we’ve previously reported on more than one occasion, the relationship between the Fight Club star and eldest child Maddox has been particularly impacted by Brangelina’s split, with rumors of …

This Cat Was Locked Up In Solitary Confinement For Letting The Other Shelter Cats Out

We all know that cats can be complete troublemakers. Sometimes they leave “gifts” on the carpet, sometimes they completely destroy our favorite couch. But then there are naughty cats of a completely different caliber. One such cat is Quilty, a rescue kitty currently housed at Friends For Life Animal Rescue and Adoption Organization in Houston. Turns out, this cat possesses a unique set of skills. And they all earned this feline a nickname… jailbreaker! Quilty is, apparently, an unstoppable force and caused the shelter a bit of trouble by letting all the other cats out of the senior room to roam loose around the facility. This cat named Quilty recently caused plenty of trouble at a local shelter by letting …

Im Praying for You: 11 Bible Verses That Teach Us How to Pray Like Jesus Did

ShareTweetPin “I’m praying for you.”  It’s one of the most common phrases Christians blurt out in response to a friend or family member’s hardships—but how often do we actually follow through? “I’m praying for you” has almost become a colloquial cliché as commonplace as the “How are you?” we say to passing colleagues in the hallway and the “I’m sorry for your loss” we offer to hurting friends at a funeral. The difference, however, is that the latter two phrases do not require action, whereas “I’m praying for you” does. So often, I believe we fail to follow up on this promise to pray because we are not equipped with the knowledge of how we are supposed to pray. As believers …