Merry Chrimbo VMware!
and I’m wearing…
it makes the migration faster you know!
I’ve been struggling with a dilemma for many years, on the distribution and needless spend on Christmas Cards at Christmas time each year, this also fueled by the increase costs in posting a Christmas card in the UK, currently - (1st Class letter stamp is 62p, and a 2nd Class letter stamp is 53p), I’ll not be adding to Royal Mail’s Profits this year!
After visiting many countries including Africa, Ethiopia, Nicaragua and India, where people in the world don’t have access to safe water. I’ve now made my decision.
This year, I will NOT be sending out Christmas Cards, and the money normally spent on cards and postage is being donated to Water Aid.
Please do not be offended if you do not receive a Christmas Card, but be joyous in the thanks, that the money has gone to provide safe drinking water to those in need, this Christmas!
Here is a virtual one instead….
A break from Yo Sushi this year….
We returned to Wolds Village, Manor Farm, Bainton, a regular haunt, but we’ve not been there for many years…
Creamy garlic mushroom pancake for Starters
Vegetable & nut roast with red wine sauce for Main
and two pints of Wolds Top Ale!
This is the desert I had on my birthday at Wolds Village. Highly Recommended by Andysworld!
and it was bloody smashing food!
I still use a mouse mat, I know it’s a bit old fashioned!
But it seems to have attracted some attention recently as being RARE!?
Happy Halloween 2014! Don’t forget to put those pumpkins out to keep the evil spirits at bay!
This years pumpkins…
I’ve been away from the bees, they’ve now all been fed, and now wrapped up for the winter. We will see what happens this winter. A few chores left to do, before the frosts, mouse guards to go on hives, external insulation on some of the hives, and finally this year treatment, nearer Christmas Day, a trickle of oxalic acid, to knock down the remainder of varroa mites.
So, if you are in the “honey club”, there could be a jar, in the mail to you shortly!
Comments, received, what have you ordered now!!!
It weighs in at approx 288kg, and is approx 15u or 90 inches high, it’s 2 UPS, with 2 external battery packs, and a Eaton PowerEasy Module. [I'll upload so more pictures when it's racked and hared wired!]
This will provide power, when we have brownouts, for approx 45 minutes for all the VMware vSphere Hosts, Storage Area Networks (NetApp and Equallogic), and Storage Area Network switches, it also has a feature called “Load Shedding” where we can specify Critical Virtual Machines, e.g. Microsoft Active Directory Domain Controllers and Microsoft Sharepoint Servers, and in the event of a power outage, will shutdown all non-essential virtual machines and hosts, to extend runtime, during the power outage.
“[19:01:12] Melly from Experts Exchange commented : you seem super stoked!!”
super stoked!! - is that Surf Dude speak for too much Red Bull!
I’m in a very fortunate position to have a number of top spec nVidia GPU (graphic cards) for testing at my disposal. 2 x nVidia Tesla K40c, 3 x nVidia GeForce GTX Titan Z, and 3 x nVidia GeForce GTX 980.
GeForce® GTX™ TITAN Z is a gaming monster, the fastest card nVidia ever built to power the most extreme PC gaming rigs on the planet. Stacked with 5760 cores and 12 GB of memory, this dual GPU gives you the power to drive even the most insane multi-monitor displays and 4K hyper PC machines. A dual-GPU Kepler GK110 GPU. Retail price is approx £2,000.
The GeForce GTX 980 is the world’s most advanced GPU. Powered by next-generation NVIDIA® Maxwell™ architecture, it delivers incredible performance, unmatched power efficiency, and cutting-edge features. Stacked with 2048 Cores and 4GB of memory. Retail price is approx £500.
Tesla K40 GPU Accelerators, you can run big scientific models on its 12GB of GPU accelerator memory, capable of processing 2x larger datasets and ideal for big data analytics. It also outperforms CPUs by up to 10x with its GPU Boost feature, converting power headroom into user-controlled performance boost. It has a Kepler GK110B at it’s heart, and 2880 cores, and 12GB o memory. Retail price is approx £4,000.