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

Digimer lists at alteeve.ca
Mon Jan 6 01:44:02 EST 2014

I'm indeed living in Kitchener now. I'm near Queen Street and Victoria
area. I have snow tires and a weak sense of self preservation. ;)

On 06/01/14 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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