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Mar 27, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

New storage media should be on the market

Bruce sent me a reference just after the last meeting to a new Holographic Storage media developed by Maxell. It looks promising, and it says that it will be available in late 2006. Given that it’s the end of the first quarter of 2007, I have to wonder. I haven’t seen it advertised anywhere, but then again, it may be quite expensive. The capacity of the first generation media (it looks a lot like standard magneto-optical) will hold approximately 300GB, a nice hard drive of today’s capacities.

Mar 16, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

March Meeting (2007) Followup

Highlights We had 6 attendees which is pretty good given our recent dry run. We have photos (candid shots, need to do better) After the usual social session, we got around to talking about the LPI certification and the training course we are going to be doing for those who need it. Some discussion of directory services ( this would make a good item for a future meeting) Announced our affiliation with LOPSA Other Tim has offered us the use of the training site at Kuzink to provide the training platform and to create content.

Mar 16, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

This will solve 99% of your problems

Well, it should help with a lot of them at least. I don’t remember where I saw this, but here we go: echo '16i[q]sa[ln0=aln100%Pln100/snlbx]sbA0D4D465452snlbxq' | dc It’s trite, but then again, so am I. I just thought I’d share.

Mar 16, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments


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Mar 15, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

We are now affiliated with LOPSA

I’m not sure if it was late yesterday or early this mornong, but we are now a recognized LOPSA affiliate (the first in North America). We have been asked if we wish to be a local chapter, but that requires 12 members who are members of LOPSA and at my last count, there were only 4 LOPSA members and we don’t have 12 regular attendees. Perhaps this will change over the next few months, especially as we get started on the new education project.

Mar 14, 2007 - 4 minute read - Comments

Don't ask employees to be passionate about the company!

I guess I have to learn how to sleep. It’s 02:44 and I have no desire to go to sleep. I despise DST and the circadian rythm it upsets. I was browsing some items at the LOPSA site the other day and ran across a reference to the 4-question test and a blog article. I hadn’t heard of the 4-question test before, so I had to go and read about it.

Mar 7, 2007 - 2 minute read - Comments

New meeting location approved!!

We have a new home. Thanks to Brenda, we have the use of the board room at Fidus to hold our meetings. I’m not going to change the location item until after the first successful meeting. (March 15, 2007) I’ll have to put together a sponsor page and acknowledge Fidus for the use of their facility. It’s only fair. The details that I have been given. Location: Fidus 900 Morrison Drive, Suite 203

Mar 5, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments


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