Solaris 10 & Usenix 05

Matt and I decided to hit USENIX '05 last night where Dan gave a presentation on Solaris 10. Dan did blog on it, so check it out if you can. Good turn out. If everyone that was standing in the back actually sat down in a chair, it would have been standing room only :)

What is amazing to me is that the session was supposed to be from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. It was like the energizer bunny. It kept going & going ... It was closer to 11:30 until we left for the bar. I chickened out at the last minute for the bar and decided to head home and get some sleep. I try to get up early and do the starbucks/blogging thing.

Here are a few pictures I snipped with my cell phone while roaming the session. What was difficult was trying to get a signal to upload my pictures while not looking like I was raising my hand for a question. The visual equivalent of "can you hear me now" I suppose :)

Update: I apologize for the formatting. It sure looked fine in preview mode. I'm off to a customer and don't have time to fix. Sorry.


Here we are congregating outside the conference room waiting for the previous Red Hat Linux session to end. Of course, that session only went one hour ... :)
Dan is the blurry blue blob standing in front. Hey, it's a CELL PHONE, not a digital camera. I saw non-blogging heathen and kernel developer David Bustos roaming around with a REAL camera so hopefully those will get posted as well.
A crowd of attendees listening to Dan give his excellent presentation. Dan has a good presentation style. Anyone that can hold a crowd of sysadmins (who are notoriously tough) for 3 1/2 hours with his knowledge, humor and style is a good presenter in my book. Bart and Liane spoke up when their expertise was of benefit (quite often). Bart, dude, you are bordering on the status of non-blogging heathen. You haven't updated your blog in 5 months!

In the lower-right hand corner is what I think is Matt's hand. Now you know what Matt's hand looks like. Although I don't recall him drinking a coke. Hmmm.
Dan was sure right in his blog entry about lots of insightful questions. Lots of questions around predictive self healing, zones, zfs, security and crypto framework, CDDL, performance, etc. Not a shy group.
Here's a shot of Liane post-presentation talking to attendees about the virtues of the Service Management Facility. Liane is one of the SMF developers. To the left is Dan sitting down. After standing for 3 hours, I don't blame him. Liane is presenting tonight on Developing for Solaris and Open Solaris. Liane, I hope to make it tonight and I encourage others to attend as well. The good news is that by the time I got to the Marriot garage, parking was free. You know you have a successful BoF when you outlast the parking lot ticket booth dude/duddette..

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That's my hand, holding the Sprite.

Posted by David Bustos on April 17, 2005 at 10:12 AM PDT #

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