· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · March
· · · · 06 (2 entries)

The ASF Server · Sun gave the Apache Soft­ware Foun­da­tion a serv­er last year, and I kept hear­ing, over cof­fee and beer, that they were run­ning some scary-huge num­ber of projects on it, all in­de­pen­dent­ly via zones; re­al­ly re­mark­able num­ber­s. I kept ask­ing them to write about it, and they kept not writ­ing. So here’s an email in­ter­view with Mads Tof­tum, who does a lot of sysadmin-ing around the ASF. I don’t know how typ­i­cal their work­load is, but I’m an old sysad­min my­self and I found this pret­ty in­ter­est­ing. Mads doesn’t blow his own horn much, but this is a re­mark­able in­stal­la­tion ...
Salem · On Fri­day morn­ing I flew down to Port­land, drove to Salem, and helped out with a Sun sales pre­sen­ta­tion to the state gov­ern­ment from 10AM to 5PM. I don’t get to do many sales calls which is a pity be­cause I love them. I prob­a­bly shouldn’t queer the pitch by go­ing in­to de­tails (I will if we get the busi­ness, be­cause it’s in­ter­est­ing), but I have to say that the state-government peo­ple we were pitch­ing to had smart ques­tions and were en­dear­ing­ly ob­ses­sive about the ap­pli­ca­tion; and I would be too in their po­si­tion, it’s one of the Things That Mat­ter­s. I flew home out of PDX that same evening and damn was I tired. But the State Capi­tol is worth look­ing at, so I took a cou­ple of pic­tures ...
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