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About er1p

Also known as "Daddy".


Scituate, Massachusetts; Crailsheim, Germany; worldwide It has been 15 years since this picture was taken: NEW YORK, New York (Sept. 11) — Coast Guard crewmembers patrol the harbor after the collapse of the World Trade Center. USCG photo by PA3 … Continue reading

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i’m just a softy – aka my twitter journey

The title of this post is thanks to Jessica Lynn Rose (@jesslynnrose an American tweeter in the UK). As this is my first post in 1200 days, I might be a bit rusty, so bear with me. I wanted to … Continue reading

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agility and diversity, oh my

According to the t-shirt record (think “the fossil record”), the last time I was in San Diego for the USENIX LISA (Large Installation System Administration) conference was in 2008, but I also got to the San Jose (2010) and briefly … Continue reading

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long-term storage

Yesterday and today, I participated on a panel session at the 2012 Designing Storage Architectures (DSA)¬†Workshop¬†in Washington, DC. This event brings together library, government, academic and industry participants to talk about research and advances in digital preservation and long-term digital … Continue reading

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february links – tidbits on trendy topics

storage 10th anniversary of the USENIX FAST Conference took place with over 500 attendees in San Jose – slides, videos and papers available here – one study on NAND evaluation made it to PC World and other news outlets. Great … Continue reading

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greek cabbies cheat – but not that much

At the end of a very long post last week on a different topic, I mentioned this gem of an academic study on Greek cab drivers. The study was done by a group of Austrian economics professors in mid-2010, so … Continue reading

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women don’t compete – encouraging diversity

I believe that supporting diversity is much wider than women vs. men or under-represented minorities in the workplace. Encouraging a diversity of approaches and viewpoints and experiences is the essence of teamwork, and becomes more critical each year as the … Continue reading

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