The baby wants a post. 
Saturday, 10 April, 2010, 01:20
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I figure if the baby wants Italian beef, a Big Mac, frozen pizza, pineapple sorbet, and homemade ravioli, the baby would want to post something on my website and, in turn, on Facebook. While I understand the food thing ... something tells me that a fetus is incapable of typing.

On to more nerdy stuff ... passing physical disks through to virtual machines is freaking fantastic. That whole I/O bottleneck thing is much, much easier to manage. I ran up a virtual SQL server recently and threw a couple of physical RAIDs at it (a two-disk RAID 1 and a 5-disk RAID 5). Before this setup, the SQL server was a physical machine with a two-disk RAID 1 and a 4-disk RAID 10. Yes, the RAID 5 is slower than the 10, but overall the performance of the virtual SQL server is only slightly slower. That's saying a lot, because the physical had 8 Hyper-Threaded cores (looked like 16 to the OS) and 72GB of RAM; the virtual has 4 cores and 32GB.

Toning down the geek ... Daisy is being hilarious right now. Julie's sitting on the sofa drinking water, and Daisy appears to have dropped something in the cushion on the end. She's digging in there and sticking her behind in Julie's face. Everybody knows a dog's ass is a biological weapon.

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Move gear up! 
Tuesday, 23 March, 2010, 23:40
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Entire team is babies! ... at least, one baby. Ladies and gentlemen, that is what is cooking right now -- Julie and I are expecting our first child. Let that settle for a minute. Good? Good.

In other news ... well, not much. I figure that's pretty big.
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Birthday! 
Sunday, 28 February, 2010, 01:33
Posted by Administrator
Happy Birthday, Bob! :)
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2010 Auto Show Pics are Up! 
Sunday, 14 February, 2010, 03:26
Posted by Administrator
So, as per usual, I went to the Chicago Auto Show and too some pictures. I had three cameras with me but only ended up using two. Silly as it sounds, there's a reason for that: two of the cameras have model-specific battery packs, and one has a 64MB card and is too old to take new cards. All three are pretty old. I'd love to pick up a bitchin' DSLR and a huge memory card.

I took upwards of 200 pictures, but not all of them made the cut. I lean pretty heavily on the auto focus on these cameras, and the auto focus sucks almost as much as the steadiness of my hands. Some of these were just barely out of focus and were easily fixed with a quick sharpen, but others were just horrendous. In the end, I think there are only 110 photos left.

So ... link is in the bar on the right. Enjoy!
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It's that time of year 
Thursday, 11 February, 2010, 01:18
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No, this isn't a sappy Valentine's Day post -- it's an Auto Show post! Yes, that time of year has come around again.

I imagine it will be more depressing than last year's Auto Show. i hear Ford had a very good display at the Detroit Auto Show, so I expect something good from them this year. Toyota, not so much; from what I've seen they're leaving the FT-86 out, and that's the one car from them I really wanted to see. Honda's bringing the CR-Z, which should be interesting to look at. They'll undoubtedly have the Crosstour, which doesn't photograph well but looks amazing in person.

Anyway ... looking forward to running down tons of batteries and filling up memory cards.
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