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Exchange Storage Options

Tuesday 30 September 2008 at 08:50 am Some interesting articles on Exchange 2007 storage design - makes for fascinating reading -

We're going through a similar design process - using CCR (Cluster Continuous Replication) between two E2K7 servers in the same datacenter (DC) and to another in a different DC. Tthere isn't much point replicating to the same SAN, its expensive to replicate between two SAN's within the datacenter so do you replicate via CCR between SAN and DAS within the DC and DAS to SAN between DC's ? Or as per the Microsoft article just use cheap SAS RAID shelves ?

Decisions decisions . . .

Elgg + More

Thursday 25 September 2008 at 8:37 pm Awesome - probably what most people wish their intranets were like - Elgg. Open source 'social' website builder for intanets.

Ingenious - Worlds first satnav (without the satellite).

Nifty - RockBox. If you have an older model iPod or supported MP3 player you can replace the firmware with RockBox and get some new features (incl Doom!).

If you're a fan of oddball music take a look at DecrepitTapes. From the creator of KiwiTapes.

Creepy - Flash based Spider Simulator.

Useful - Top Ten Security Issues.

Making decisions based upon flawed statistical analysis - THE FOURTH QUADRANT: A MAP OF THE LIMITS OF STATISTICS. Goes some way to explaining the current world banking crisis (that and stupidity/greed).

Handy - run a linux live CD direct from Windows.

How the Swedes solved their early 90's banking crisis - Stopping a Financial Crisis, the Swedish Way. Pretty fascinating reading - "Sweden took a different course than the one now being proposed by the United States Treasury. ... It extracted pounds of flesh from bank shareholders before writing checks. . . . That strategy held banks responsible and turned the government into an owner. When distressed assets were sold, the profits flowed to taxpayers, and the government was able to recoup more money later by selling its shares in the companies as well."

On a similar note - Michael Lewis' Mansion: A Subprime Parable.

And again - How Wall Street Lied to Its Computers. Interesting to see them build fatally flawed mathematical models :-)

One of those bizarre stories that makes you wonder how the public will react - Britain will make foreigners carry RFID identity cards and will put us in a huge, Orwellian database: the rest of Britain will be next.

Humour - The 50 best jokes from the Edinburgh Fringe

Wednesday 17 September 2008 at 7:28 pm Some of these are pretty good - The 50 best jokes from the Edinburgh Fringe.

My favourites are -

"I despise cliquishness, for reasons only my four closest friends will ever properly understand" Steve Hall


"A problem shared is attention gained" Pippa Evans

Minimalist Design + More

Monday 01 September 2008 at 06:35 am Minimalist radio design - Hidden Radio. Shown up in a few places - raise the lid to change volume and twist to tune.

Nifty - Colour Palettes based on Bruises. Add a touch of darkness to your designs.

Wow - Peta-centers: Huge Datacenters.

Impossible Klein bottle. A Klein bottle is a surface which has no edges, no outside or inside and cannot properly be constructed in three dimensions.

I loves me some Tiny Houses. Why can't I get these in NZ ?

Awesome - Treventus Book Scan-robot. Scans at 1250 pages per hour.

Nice create custom Communist Propaganda featuring your own image.

Useful - Ten Unix Good Habits.

Joel Spolsky writes about the problems of forming workable management channels in a small company. Jason Kottke points to other techniques of which the General Electric Jet Engine plant looks pretty interesting - "a factory that had more than 170 employees but just one boss."

A new twist - Dot Matrix Business Cards. Very cool.

Sony are putting the cell processor to use Zego Server.

See how often body-parts are mentioned in various genres of music - Fleshmap.

Interesting Storage Statistics -

"Files rarely re-opened. Over 66% are re-opened once and 95% fewer than 5 times."

So having tiered storage or automatic archiving is become more important than ever. I suspect the same stats apply to email.


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