Again, the french man’s nose…

By , September 29, 2006 20:34

Now, that we have successfully finished the DC-Amb conference, we went for a nice dinner…

Aigle Blanc, Vouvray from 1990, from the Valley of the Loire was the wine that Eric choose as the appetizer.

Nice choice, lets see, what else he will be recommending during the evening…

Sorry, Dave, you missed again…

Moore’s Law and Web 2.0

By , September 29, 2006 17:08

Today we had Hal Stern and Jim Baty present at our DataCenter Ambassador Conference, and I finally got an answer, why Moore’s Law does not need to lead to lower revenue.

My perception during the last years was, that CPUs got faster faster then the need of the software demanded. That led to deminishing revenues, because no-one needed big boxes any more.

But with the advent of all those Web 2.0 services, there again is the need for a.) higher network connections (downloading or uploading of Music, Video and/or pictures) as well as b.) extreme CPU power to handle the services based on top of these elements (for example PhotoShop as a service, send in the picture, describe what you want to have removed (red eye effect) and have some service provider resolve that for you). These services, if successful, do then need way more power in the systems, then are available today in available systems.

As always, there was way more in their presentations, but, that’s why we still invest in research on how to help all these service providers.

Test from my palm Treo 650

By , September 29, 2006 14:40

This is a simple test, I just try to enable myself for online blogging using u*Blog on my Palm Treo 650 so that I can provide fast updates next week during CEC2006.

This is available from:

The config is obvious, the only tricky part was the usage of the right blogger api (in this case, I do use metaWeblog (produces errors, but works!)) and the XML-RPC Path (/roller-services/xmlrpc) for use with

Stay tuned.


Back in Blogosphere

By , September 28, 2006 16:10

After a long vacation in Western Canada (will add more to that later), I’m back to the blogosphere.

Currently I’m in the U.S. at our DataCenter Ambassador training, and will be presenting at Sun’s CEC2006 conference next week. I will try to blog about my experiences at the CEC later on, and provide a summary of the findings of the DC-Amb training also later on.

So, this is just a small teaser to prepare you on the things to come.

Meanwhile (between vacation and the trip to the U.S.) I had been involved in re-enabling the so-called ARS (Application Readiness Services) that formerly had been (and again will be) Services to enable our customers to seamlessly get their systems installed up to a stage, where they then can put their application on the systems. Work is well underway, so stay tuned for upcoming global announcements w.r.t. these things (tentativly December 5th).

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