Apologies on the slow posting rate

Many things are going on simultaneously right now, and I have little time to compose thoughts for the blog. I anticipate a bit of a letup in the next week or two as the year comes to a close. Viewed 57611 times by 7088 viewers

Cool bug on upgrade (not)

WordPress is an interesting beast. Spent hours working through issues that I shouldn’t have needed to on an upgrade, as some functions were deprecated. In an interesting way. By removing them, and throwing an error. Which I found only through looking at a specific log. So out goes that plugin. And the site is back. […]

#SC17

I’ve had numerous requests from friends and colleagues about whether I will be attending #SC17 this year. Sadly, this is not to be the case. $dayjob has me attending an onsite meeting that week in San Francisco, and the schedule was such that I could not attend the talks I was interested in. I’d love […]

A completed project: mysqldump file to CSV converter

This was part of something else I’d worked on, but it never saw the light of day for a number of (rather silly) reasons. So rather than let these bits go to waste, I created a github repo for posterity. Someone might be able to make effective use of them somewhere. Repo is located here: […]

Cray “acquires” ClusterStor business unit from Seagate

Information at this link. It is being called a “strategic transaction”, though it likely came about vis-a-vis Seagate doing some profound and deep thinking over what business it was in. Seagate has been weathering a storm, and has been working on re-orgs to deal with a declining disk market. They acquired ClusterStor as part of […]

Now for your bidding pleasure, the contents of one company

This is an on-going process I won’t comment on, other than to provide a link to the bidding site. There are numerous cool items in there. Lot 2-57207: a 64 bay siFlash/Cadence machine with 64x 400GB SAS SSDs. Fully operational, SSDs very lightly used, extraordinarily fast unit. Lot 2-57215: 2 mac minis (one was my […]

One door has closed, another has opened

As I had written previously, my old company, Scalable Informatics, has closed. Read that posting to see why and how, but as with all things … we must move forward. It is cliche’ to use the title phrase. But it is also true. We know the door that closed. It’s the door that has opened […]

Hard disk shipments dropped 10% QoQ, 2% YoY

This jives very well with what I’ve observed. Decreasing demand for enterprise storage hard disks, or as I call them “Spinning Rust Drives” (or SRD) as compared with SSD (Solid State Drives). The summary is here with a key quote being 3.5″/2.5″ Enterprise HDDs: For a second consecutive quarter, total enterprise HDD sales declined. Both […]