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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Heading Home

Well, this is my last day away from home. I've been on the road to SNIA-DSI conference, Oracle Collaborate Conference and vacation. It will be good to get back home. I really enjoyed fishing with my father and brother even if we didn't catch our limit. I am also seriously looking into the gasifier I got a chance to see in action for the Wherehouse in Murphy, both to offset energy costs and to sell.

Stopped by the kids place in Kingston Georgia, work is progressing nicely and they should be able to move in soon. We will take Susan's Mom  out for lunch today then head on up to home.

I plan on concentrating on getting the 12c cluster up and running next week. Of course Open World, EDGE and another SNIA event are coming up as well as trips to the Midwest and New York as well as California. Of well, travel so fast old age can't catch ya I guess!

Thursday, April 09, 2015

This Week

Just finished attending SNIA-DSI conference in Santa Clara, California. Next week it is off to IOUG Collaborate 2015 in Las Vegas. So a busy time. I was able to attend several presentations about flash, testing and futures. I also was able to visit Calypso who makes a great testing platform for SSDs and flash, if you have SSDs or flash to test, I suggest you look them up(https://calypsotesters.com/).

I presented to day on implementing IDC testing guidelines using VDBench. Unfortunately since I was in the last time slot on the last day I only had a few attendees but they asked many questions and seemed to enjoy the presentation.

Tomorrow evening I am attending an open house at All Power Labs (http://www.allpowerlabs.com/) who knows, if I like what I see I may contact a unit for my retirement home. They manufacture a 20 KW biomass fueled gasifier that power a generator. I looked at a 15-20KW solar option but it is very pricey at $80k (with batteries).

Well, that is about all for now.