Thursday Apr 10, 2008

Just In: Latvian Server Sets New Comms Delivery Record

The things you learn while at a Comms Summit dinner. John D knows what I'm talking about. I do have the photo proof, but right now, I can't figure out how upload from my camera to a SunRay. You'll just have to wait.

Update:

Here's our Latvian server on the far right.
As JohnD indicates in Comments, there was a lot of stress from our sometimes confusing and out-of-sequenced requests. Nonetheless, no food was dropped in the process and we all left feeling that we had come across a high-scalable and performant server indeed.

Friday Mar 07, 2008

Friday Blues Blogging

Take a break for some blues. Blind Willie Johnson's "Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground." Chilling.

Note: The first pic that comes up is not Blind Willie Johnson, but Blind Willie McTell.

Friday Feb 29, 2008

Friday Blues Blogging

For your blues listening enjoyment, Junior Watson on guitar, and as a bonus, John Nemeth on vocals:

Wednesday Feb 27, 2008

You Get What You (Don't) Pay For

Windows Live Mail -- formerly Hotmail -- having some, er, unexplained technical problems.

Friday Feb 15, 2008

Friday Blues Blogging

Lynwood Slim and Alex Schultz hitting the A shuffle:

Friday Feb 08, 2008

Friday Blues Blogging

Can't get more bluesy than Bukka White and Aberdeen Mississippi Blues:

Friday Feb 01, 2008

Friday Blues Blogging

I'd like to take this Friday's edition of Friday Blues Blogging to remember my good friend and bass playing companion, Walter Chase, who died Sunday, January 20, after a year and half long bout with cancer. As this article points out, Walter was a musician who would play for any cause. Walter, I know you are in a better place now. Here's a little sumthin' for you.

Friday Jan 18, 2008

Friday Blues Blogging

It's Friday, you know where to get your Friday Blues Blogging, this time from John Mayer, that young pup pop star:

Friday Jan 11, 2008

Friday Blues Blogging

I'm a little groggy this morning after attending the Reverend Horton Heat extravaganza last night in Colorado Springs at the Black Sheep. The man puts on an awesome show. Here he is doing Big Sky, which he opened with last night:

The Rev also laid into some great covers, including Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash), Ace of Spaces (Motorhead), and Paranoid (Black Sabbath). Talk about covering a lot of musical ground.

Friday Dec 21, 2007

Friday Blues Blogging

I'm outta here until next year. Happy Holidays everyone! Oh, and here's EC on Freddie King's tune, "Cryin' Christmas Tears."

Friday Dec 14, 2007

Late Night Friday Blues Blogging

My friend Nick Moss, getting into Freddie King's "I Love the Woman:"

Friday Dec 07, 2007

Friday Blues Blogging

Blues on with Eddie Taylor performing his hit "Bad Boy."

That's Luther Tucker on second guitar and Sunnyland Slim (I think) on piano.

Look Ma, No Wires

I'm not sure how many people (geeks) will have to this situation, but I've figured out that you can share a wireless printer between a PC, a Mac, and a Solaris machine.

Last week I bought a new HP PhotoSmart C7280 all-in-one printer, to both replace my aging ink jet and to be able to share it amongst the various computers in my house. It's a wireless printer--meaning, look Ma, no cables. You can place it conveniently anywhere in the house. Configuring PCs and Macs to print is a snap. You basically tell the printer what wireless network to use when you turn it on (it will detect your network and your neighbors'), then install printer drivers on your PC/Mac. Piece of cake.

The Solaris piece was harder (well, let's say less obvious), until I stumbled across a utility called CUPS. I installed this on my Ultra, went through some arcane UNIX commands, and then voila, I'm printing from Solaris host now.

Friday Nov 30, 2007

Friday Blues Blogging

Another Friday, another end of the week blues session for you, this time Ben Harper and the Five Blind Boys of Alabama blending the pain of the blues with the salvation of gospel:

Friday Nov 16, 2007

Friday Blues Blogging

If you like your blues funky and on the acid-jazz side of the spectrum, here's a taste of the Greyboy All-Stars for you:

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