Transition

As we continue unpacking and getting set up, I’ve found one system that didn’t handle the move too well. About four years ago, my storage system (for music, photos, videos, backup, VM images, and so forth) consisted of two Firewire 800 boxes: a WD Macbook Studio (2TB) and an 8TB RAID enclosure. Since my latest…

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In Seattle we were stuck with Broadstripe for Internet/TV, and bandwidth was so-so. Here in Palo Alto we’re using Comcast, and I like the speed: Download Speed: 14366 kbps (1795.8 KB/sec transfer rate) Upload Speed: 4406 kbps (550.8 KB/sec transfer rate)

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Back on April 8, 2006, I wrote about how I was tackling life after Sun: First, information gathering. I’m going to talk to many colleagues — ex-Sun, still at Sun, never at Sun — about the state of the computer business: who’s hiring, what’s hot, and how they see things shifting between on-shore and off-shore,…

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One of the cool features of my apartment in Seattle is that it has a good sized patio, running the full width of the apartment. With all of the hassle of moving in and dealing with IKEA boxes, I put off my plans for the patio… and when winter arrived I decided to wait for…

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A whole week without blogging! Surely not…. Well, I’ve been spending the entire week getting Merry moved from the house in Chestnut Hill to a condo in Brookline Village. Moving house is always exhausting, fragmented, disconnected…. A further complication was that I was offline for several days, and I discovered that the web browser in…

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Regular readers will have been following my transition from the Greater Boston area to Seattle, and settling in to my apartment. We’ve sold the house, and it’s time for the next bit of downsizing. I’m going to ship most of my books to Seattle (especially my philosophy library), but one thing has to go: the…

Read More "You wait around for a bus, and then a whole lot turn up at once…"