The OpenStack community is getting ready for a bug-squashing day, BitNami has Windows AMIs that qualify for Amazon's free usage tier and Christopher Miles has an interesting post on working with Hadoop, HBase and Clojure.
All Your HBase Are Belong to Clojure – Miles goes into great detail on setting up HBase, defining the Hadoop job, and a lot more.
Run BitNami Apps on Windows Free on AWS – We covered Amazon adding Windows Server to its free tier yesterday. If you want to run one of BitNami's apps on Windows Server 2008, its Windows AMIs are available for the free tier.
The First OpenStack Bug Squashing Day Is Coming On Feb 2nd – Stefano Maffulli asks for OpenStack hackers to shine up the keyboards and join in the bug squashing day on February 2nd.
Node v0.7.0 (Unstable) A new Node.js unstable release is out the door. This upgrades V8 to version 3.8.6, improves the cluster API and more. Obviously, not for production use.