I'm bandwidth constrained
By John Clingan-Oracle on Dec 27, 2004
One of the nice things about working at Sun is that we all get the week between Christmas and New Years off as paid holiday. That's right, paid to sleep in late (although I was up at 6:00am). Paid to spend time with my daughter (wife has to work). Paid to work on the house. Paid to work on the Solaris demo (believe it or not, I don't get paid for most of that - it's primarily a spare time activity). Of course, much of the industrialized world gets some paid time off. My customers also take this week off, for example. For many of us, it's takes a hammer over the head to take time off. I would really like to take some of this time to work on the demo, although it falls at a lower priority than family and house work. I am doing a bit here and a bit there, however.
First, I am booting the 160+ zones on the Ultra 10 right now to find out what the limiting factor is. That's a pretty low-bandwidth task. Second, I am booting another 100 zones on the v880 (that'll make 200 when it's done). That's also low bandwidth. Third, I am taking a look at some example source code related to the Service Management Facility so I can update the Solaris Container demo. That is not low bandwidth. I am finishing off "Love is the Killer App" by Tim Sanders, and I have just started reading on Software Architectures (I'll cover that later). These are not low-bandwidth either.
Other things on the to-do list this week? Update the blog theme, Organize my 4000+ digital pictures, and burn copies of non-pornographic videotape taken during the holidays. Sigh. I need more bandwidth. Don't we all!?