Musings on IT, data management, whitewater rafting, and backpacking

Friday, August 20, 2010

Data Center Consolidation?

The Powers That Be have decided we have too many data centers, and we must consolidate. No doubt they will set a goal like 50% reduction, pulled out of thin air or from an airline's in-flight magazine.

Let's consider some of the hard problems with data center consolidation:

More on our new Data Center HVAC

I had more time to digest the HVAC proposal for our new data center and wanted to explain the new design.



Wednesday, August 18, 2010

100 mile Backpack Trip in Santa Cruz Mountains

You can backpack for 10 days in a loop in the Santa Cruz Mountains, between Silicon Valley and the Pacific Ocean, hiking 8-12 miles per day. This trip is roughly 100 miles, depending on which trails you take, and which maps and signs you believe!

August 6, 2014: Portola Redwoods State Park has no piped drinking water until further notice. Due to severe drought, you should check all water sources before depending on them.

Trip Overview
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Image from Google Earth



Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Comcast update

In my first Comcast post, I was surprised at the range and price/performance of Comcast's offerings in our location, and thought we might take advantage of some of them.

Time for an update:


Staying warm on the river

On a guides mailing list we were asked for tips on keeping paddler guests warm late in the day.

Here are some of mine: