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· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · April
· · · · 12 (2 entries)

Computers in the Right Places · Pre­vi­ous­ly I wrote that we didn’t have a good pro­cess for de­ploy­ing box­es to de­serv­ing re­cip­i­ents; but we’re re­al­ly mak­ing pro­gress. Item: Last month I not­ed the serv­er for Nex­en­ta. Item: They’re get­ting the kinks out of the T2000 try-&-buy; now we ship a se­ri­al ca­ble so you can boot­strap the suck­er, and I hear they’ve weed­ed out the sil­ly “Do you have a So­laris application?” qual­i­fier; I mean, it’s ex­act­ly the peo­ple who don’t that we want to talk to. Item: We sent Ul­tra 20s to Thomas Enebo (get a blog, Thomas) and Charles Nut­ter (good blog, Charles), AKA the JRu­by Posse. Item: I want­ed to do some­thing nice for an­oth­er well-known PHP-based open-source pro­jec­t, and found out that PHP5 runs slow­er than PHP4 on the T2000, which makes no damn sense at al­l, a key ad­van­tage of PHP is that it’s shared-nothing, as in hor­i­zon­tal scal­ing, as in, that chip should eat it for break­fast. So I had a talk with An­di Gut­mans over at Zend (PHP world head­quar­ter­s), and he couldn’t see a good rea­son ei­ther. So we’re ship­ping a T2000 to the Zen­di­ans and the prob­lem may be­come in­stant­ly ob­vi­ous, or it may re­quire some work, but we’ll crack that nut one way or an­oth­er. [Up­date: Thomas Enebo has a blog.]
 
Set My Data Free · This ti­tle is stolen from a won­der­ful piece by Jon Udell, to which I can on­ly say “amen”. And shake my head in awe, I mean PDF2XLS, that’s deeply sick.
 
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