Texas, Arkansas and Tennessee
By pmonday on Feb 15, 2007
We are moving right along on the Project Blackbox Tour. This week alone the container has traveled through Austin, Dallas, Arkansas and the container is now sitting on the truck just outside of Memphis! If everything goes as planned, you should be seeing the tour moving into Alabama this evening.
The turnout in Arkansas was wonderful, as the turnout has been everywhere else that the truck has turned up. We had over 100 people tour the container in Arkansas, and this was during 20 degree weather. I thought we had ordered some warmer weather in the South!
We have a few pictures to show off as well! Here we are on location with the tarp over the container. There is a space heater under the tarp to keep everyone warm down South. The heater will have to be discarded when we get up towards Minnesota. Looking on my Wii Weather Channel, it looks like it may get positively balmy there (well over the 20 degrees we saw in Arkansas, maybe even 24 degrees...and that's hot for a Minnesotan).
We also have pictures still coming in from previous locations. Here is Keith Hargrove from Sun Labs on top of the container. The shipping container is rated to have around 25,000 pounds on top of it (though we are not recommending that at the moment on our early access and prototype containers). Keith is well under that weight. He is up top affixing SunSPOTs to the container (and taking a moment to try to communicate with the mother ship).
And I received this image of a Project Blackbox fold-up from Mike Thibodeau! Well-folded Mike! And bonus points for having it on top of your Sun Fire T2000! There is nothing better for a Sun employee than to see our servers out there in the field...gives you a cool feeling (cooler than a Dell box at least!).
Thanks for the pictures!
See you in AL!