With respect to the discussion about large cloud providers shutting down services we rely upon, I humbly submit the latest xkcd cartoon: http://xkcd.com/1361/.
Would be cool if he listened to the show. It is always fun when I discover that someone who I respect is a fan of something we do.
Met the guy once at PenguiCon (this kind of strange conference with a mix of Open Source and sci-fi). We were both guests of honour and I think we were both equally confused. Had a blast though.