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Mar 29, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments

Advertising: Why do we do it?

Well, I guess the better question is what’s in it for me? In my case, I get a book from O’Reilly for each of their banners. Most of their conferences and their magazines have this deal. So, having a banner for an event of magazine on the web page for a couple of months in return for one of their books is very nice. The other items I may place on the site from time to time are local events or conferences.

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

Attendees

This is a list for the people who actually show up for meetings.

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.