Istanbul and back
By David Clack on Dec 07, 2008
So here I am in the restaurant, close to Frankfurt airport, typing on my Acer One, connected to the hotel wifi.
I upgraded to the internal B105 build of the JDS desktop in the hotel.
It was a long hard week in Istanbul and really short at the same time, actually testing all the ideas we have be working on for a whole year.
We tested an IBM and Dell laptop loaded with B103, RTJS and Netbeans 6.5 as the development system.
A Sunfire server as the DHCP and FLAR server, we loaded the BW1000 with a customized install, we ended up with a full Solaris 10 with Gnome coming down in 1.6Gb.
We tested the new RTJS system metrics applications that allow us the get cpu and case temp, system serial number and lots of other system related information, pulse two special LEDs built into the front panel of the BW1000.
My customer building a Cold End Glass Cutting and Stacking system was a great host, we ate way to much great food, Instanbul is one of the great food destinations of the world.
Saturday we took some time off , drove downtown Istanbul, sat in a beautiful garden on a hill and had Turkish tea oon the European side of the Bosporus looking out across the water to Asia.
It was early December and we had to remove or coats as it was so warm.
The more I travel the more I know we all basically have the same dreams, find a good husband or wife, live life and have kids, grow old, play with the grandkids, sit in the sun with loved ones or new friends whatever language you/we/us speak :-)
So tomorrow i do the long flight to Chicago, then on to Seattle and home.
Back to the lab and more testing.
Looks like the great news is the Dell Netbook runs OS as reported in the comments, any body try the HP yet ?