[kwlug-disc] Wanted: help in refining presentation

Colin K colin at void11.com
Tue Jul 24 09:36:13 EDT 2012


Just a follow up to my last post from my droid.  The links to the
articles i mentioned above.

Article version 1:
http://blog.backblaze.com/2009/09/01/petabytes-on-a-budget-how-to-build-cheap-cloud-storage/
Article version 2:
http://blog.backblaze.com/2011/07/20/petabytes-on-a-budget-v2-0revealing-more-secrets/

Now just to get my hands on a chasis like that :P and find a stray box
of western digital green 2+terabyte drives sitting at the side of the
road and I'll be happy :P  the multiplier backplanes last time i
priced them were close to 80$.

On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 12:46 AM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
> le:
> - we're all running a web server in a vm appropriately isolated off, aren't
> we?
> - want to check out a <something>, and there's an appliance?
> - following best practices, we're all running pfsense, right? No, well how
> about doing so in a vm?
> - any of Kiwi's potential topics
> - probably many more
> - especially, and particularly with ESX, there's a certain mental distrust
> of the non-physical to overcome. Making people more comfortable with having
> one around, and care, feeding, and control, leads to all else.
> - serving up thin clients (PXE?) seems useful. Although such a presentation
> would probably spend most of the time on the nature of the clients served
> up. Serve up xbmc for an evening's entertainment, reboot the next day to do
> 'real' work?



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