[kwlug-disc] Tomorrow's presentation; A Geekly Bribe!

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Mon Jan 6 01:06:23 EST 2014


Digimer wrote:
> We could even grab a coffee after if the presentation
> location has to close up.

We typically go to a food and beverage place after the meeting. Lately
it's been the Firkin at the Tannery:
http://osm.org/go/ZXnwWZAR?m=&node=1254638289 (and KWLUG meets at
Victoria and Weber, just slightly to the NorthEast).

--Bob.



On 14-01-06 12:33 AM, Bob Jonkman wrote:
> Lori wrote:
>> If you want to reschedule, I suspect the group would be receptive to
>> that as we are not in the business of imperiling speakers or
>> attendees.
> 
> I am receptive to rescheduling, but I will be foolish enough to come in
> if it's on for Monday.
> 
> I was foolish enough to be travelling to Toronto and back tonight -- the
> worst driving was on the 401 between Toronto and Guelph. Rural roads
> from Guelph to Elmira were practically bare.
> 
> Digimer: Where are you travelling from? I had this vague idea that you'd
> moved to the KW area recently...
> 
> --Bob.
> 
> 
> 
> On 14-01-05 10:51 PM, Digimer wrote:
>> On 05/01/14 10:29 PM, L.D. Paniak wrote:
>>>
>>> On 01/05/2014 09:40 PM, Digimer wrote:
>>>> I'm not sure how the weather will play out on tomorrow's
>>>> meeting. If the roads are dangerous, I'd be perfectly fine
>>>> rescheduling. Not worth anyone getting into an accident, of
>>>> course. :)
>>>>
>>>> If the talk is on though, I thought I'd try to bribe those 
>>>> sitting on the fence about whether to come or not. Thanks to our 
>>>> vendors, we've got some pretty awesome hardware for the demo 
>>>> tomorrow. Here's a sneak peak:
>>>>
>>>> http://imgur.com/a/9qWhv
>>>>
>>>> It is, thus far, the fastest Anvil! we've built. Synchronously 
>>>> replicated storage reliably clocking ~835 MB/sec. I know I am all
>>>> biased and stuff, but it's a pretty sweet setup and I am looking
>>>> forward to showing it off tomorrow.
>>>>
>>>> If anyone wants to come with some questions, the talk's goal
>>>> will be to introduce:
>>>>
>>>> https://alteeve.ca/w/AN!Cluster_Tutorial_2
>>>>
>>>> Obviously, we'll only be getting a high-level view, simply out of
>>>> time. So here's a chance to take a peak at it early and come with
>>>> any questions. I'm hoping that the talk will be about 50% demo,
>>>> 50% Q&A.
>>>>
>>>> See you all (hopefully) tomorrow!
>>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks for the trailer!  I am certainly looking forward to 
>>> tomorrow's meeting - though I may ask pesky questions about the 
>>> comparative advantages and disadvantages of other (distributed) 
>>> redundant storage systems.
>>>
>>> As far as I know, the meeting is still on for tomorrow and I plan 
>>> on being there as host.  The weather outlook does not look very 
>>> positive: 40km/h+ wind, flurries  and -18C tomorrow evening.  If 
>>> you want to reschedule, I suspect the group would be receptive to 
>>> that as we are not in the business of imperiling speakers or 
>>> attendees. In any case, the list will make any strong feelings on 
>>> this point known shortly!
>>>
>>> Cheers, Lori
>>
>> Safety comes first.
>>
>> With that understood; I may have a hard time rescheduling. I've got
>> a lot of travel in the near future. So, personally, if it's possible
>> to attend safely, I will be there. If the safety is questionable, I
>> am fine rescheduling, too. I'll wait to hear from KWLUG folks and let
>> you guys make the call.
>>
>> As for question, please bring them. I will say that if we drift too 
>> far off topic, I might request folks hold off until after the 
>> presentation. We could even grab a coffee after if the presentation 
>> location has to close up.
>>
>> See you then (hopefully)!
>>
>>
> 

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