I was feeling really bad on Tuesday.
A gorgeous lunar eclipse took place that was visible from most of Asia-Pacific, and even stretched to full visibility over California. But with peak viewing at just past 3:30am, I just couldn’t make it. One of the liabilities of having two kids under 3 and a full-time gig at a start-up, I guess. 🙂
Fortunately, Eric did stay up, and since he is an incredible photographer, I’m feeling better about it. Tell me that these aren’t gorgeous shots:
Eric’s full post on how he took them is here. His web gallery, where you can buy his more famous prints, is here. Full data from NASA on the eclipse is here.
Not sure what to say here but wow.
My friend Eric has done it again. You may remember my last post here about his efforts to get a 320GB Raid 0 array into a MacBook Pro.
Well, he recently ran out of storage on his Mac Pro, and upgraded it with six (6) 1 TB drives, for a total of 6 TB storage. Check out this configuration:
Not only does he have 6 drives, but he has an optimized configuration, layering both RAID 1+0 over different partitions to create the optimum mix for system boot, scratch, and photo storage:
A2: 20GB partition x 6 = 120GB RAID 0 (striped) fast partition for PS3/Final Cut scratch
B2: 65GB partition x 6 = 195GB RAID 1+0 (striped over mirrored) boot partition
C2: 850GB partition x 6 = 2.5TB RAID 1+0 (striped over mirrored) data partition
For the full article, with benchmarks, click here. If you want to buy some prints of his more famous photos, go to his new web gallery.
For those of you in the city, I’ll be on a panel at the Office 2.0 conference at 1:30pm on Thursday, September 6th. The panel is on social computing, and will feature the following people:
- Shel Israel (Moderator), Social Media Consultant
- Anil Dash, Vice President, Evangelism, Six Apart
- John McCrea, Vice President of Marketing, Plaxo
- Adam Nash, Senior Director, Product, LinkedIn
- Shiv Singh, Enterprise Solutions Director, Avenue A | Razorfish
- Athena von Oech, Director of Advocacy & Support, Ning
Shiv has a post up already about the panel. I haven’t met any of the panelists before this conference, but I’m looking forward to it. You can find out more about the conference here, and more about the panel here (as it is posted). The full schedule is here.