Python … grrrr

Hacking up some python classes and object bits for a project. Honestly, this would be soooooo much easier in Perl, but for a number of reasons, the person started it in Python. So we are trying to contribute. And I am running into some of the more joyous elements of python. Such as completely inane … Read morePython … grrrr

The TB sprint updated …

Previous results here. 12.4TB/hour. A new JackRabbit unit with some updates. New results: 1TB written in 228.2 seconds. 15.8TB/hour writes Run status group 0 (all jobs): WRITE: io=1024.6GB, aggrb=4597.1MB/s, minb=4597.1MB/s, maxb=4597.1MB/s, mint=228167msec, maxt=228167msec and for the reads … Run status group 0 (all jobs): READ: io=1024.6GB, aggrb=5341.9MB/s, minb=5341.9MB/s, maxb=5341.9MB/s, mint=196392msec, maxt=196392msec This is 18.3TB/hour reads. … Read moreThe TB sprint updated …

Oh joy …

Pretty good probability I’ll be needing to go to London this weekend to fix a problem caused by a somewhat overzealous local support org. See the motherboard post from a few days ago. Turns out they damaged the replacement they put in. I like London. I don’t like having to do this though.

Update on our lawyergram

A few months ago, the bank which had foreclosed on our now former landlord executed what could be called a legal pressure manuever. They wanted us to buy the space we are renting. They threatened to sue us for back rent. Our lawyer skillfully deflected this, pointing out their several failures in the process. They … Read moreUpdate on our lawyergram

The danger in modifying precision built and tuned machines …

… is that they won’t be precision tuned after you are done with them. And worse, much of this is self-inflicted in various cases. We try to ship absolutely peak performance machines. Tuned as much as possible, though in some cases, customers make requests that go against high performance. We try to explain the issues, … Read moreThe danger in modifying precision built and tuned machines …