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HP leads worldwide Linux server market

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

Since my job description contains the words Linux and ProLiant Servers, this makes me pretty happy — HP leads worldwide Linux server market. The news has been going round
internally at HP, along with selling the 10 Millionth ProLiant server

HP has set an industry-first milestone by shipping more than 1 million Linux servers to customers since 1998, 45 percent more than any other major hardware vendor.

HP has led the worldwide Linux server market for 29 consecutive quarters. In the first quarter of 2005, HP grew 2.5 percentage points faster than the market in units on a year-over-year basis, shipped nearly 10 times as many Linux servers as Sun, led IBM by almost 8 percentage points in quarterly revenue share and outpaced Dell in both units and revenue.

The Chrinitoid has been found!

Friday, January 14th, 2005

In this current Renesselaer (still RPI to me!) Alumni magazine, the current location of the George Rickey Chrinitoid has been found!

Tom Payne (’86) tracked it down to Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) found it is on public display in Zurich. It was so cool to watch on windy days. Those huge slabs were the size of a small car and could really get whipping around. Check out the animation on Tom’s site.

I wonder how much it would cost to buy it back? Any rich RPI’ers out there?

Hit google for more info on the wonderous Chrinitoid

Be nice to me today

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

I gave blood at work.

American Red Cross -- Don’t today!

Some kind of personal best — from signing in to heading back to the office — a total of 1:15m.

And I got a free t-shirt out of the deal.

Alpha RIP

Wednesday, August 18th, 2004

HP Logo [

Hewlett-Packard Co. will release the final processor upgrade for its AlphaServer line of Unix servers on Monday.


Goodbye old friend.

The DEC Alpha Processor 1992-2004 RIP

[Check out the tombstone generator](

My office is now officially a Windows Free Zone

Friday, May 21st, 2004

My office has been declared a Windows Free Zone

will notice the ‘Digital is a Software Company’ coffee mug, the ‘Compaq Solutions Alliance Test Drive Linux license plate’ and the various ‘hp invent penguins’

Office Archeology

Tuesday, February 24th, 2004

My group is moving offices soon and everyone is tossing out stuff so
it doesn’t have to be moved.

Treasures uncovered so far:

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* “VMS Forever” and “I (heart) My VAX” bumperstickers (watch for it on
* Desktop-VMS 1.0 and 1.1 CDs — Circa 1989 ‘ease of use’ VMS distro. Just pop
the CD in the drive and it leads you through creating a VAX cluster of VAXstat
ion 3100s. Included of number of DECwindows-based (X11 with DECW$ toolkit) sys
tem management apps designed for the VMS newbie.
* Compaq 1998 project plan for “Linux Investigation” — Mostly produce install
docs for ProLiant 1850R & AlphaServer 800 for the Linux 2.2 kernel.
* Andy Goldstein’s 5-May-1988 memo to VMS V5 Development Team about the Kevin M
itnick breakin and the procedures on how we were going to verify 100% of the co
* LaTeX-generated printout of “Real Programmers write in Fortran” about Mel the
* LaTeX-generated printout of “Real Programmers Don’t Use PASCAL”
* Bunch of Perl Journals (RIP)
* Marketing glossies for MailWorks for UNIX (aka OSF/1, aka Tru64)
* Christmas holiday card from the Microsoft MCIS Product Team
* Christmas holiday card from Red Hat
* Unopened(!) Microsoft Internet Explorer V2.0 Beta Internet Bro
wser for Windows 95 (required 386DX, 8MiB memory, 1-3MiB disk, 14.4 bps or fast
er modem)
* Bunch of 2400b Scholar Modems
* External 100MiB SCSI disk (MAC connectors)
* Addy’s birth announcement web page (April 1998) printed out in color on high

Can’t wait to see what gets uncovered today!

Mini-travelog of SF — pictures from my business trip

Thursday, February 19th, 2004

I had (still here — Sippin’ Starbucks and surfin’ wirelessly) some
free time during the Intel Developers Forum and took some walks about
the city with Bob, the Guatemalan worry doll that href=">Griffin made for me.

Tuesday I walked over to city hall to see all the folks waiting to get
married before the court ruling baring same-sex marriages. Quite a
lot of people queued up and a bunch of press. Alex Chiu (?) was there
getting his word out too. Lunch was at the excellent Cha-Am on Folsom
and 3rd.

Wednesday I took a cable car over to Fisherman’s warf and had a crab
sandwich for breakfast. Yum! Bob also saw Alcatraz. Last night I
saw Matrix:Revolutions at the IMAX at the Metreon. They have a cool
kiosk that beams to your palm pilot info about all the stores in the

Today IDF is closing and it is unclear when I’ll have some free


Bob, the Guatemalan worry doll on his first plane trip

San Francisco City Hall — same-sex marriages


San Francisco City Hall — press overing same-sex marriages


San Francisco City Hall — press overing same-sex marriages


San Francisco City Hall — queues for same-sex marriage license


San Francisco City Hall — queues for same-sex marriage license


San Francisco City Hall — Alex Chiu? — Everheart / 12 Galaxies / Quexkonot
il ? / KCRA: Eltgotinotal coverage / ruxtochinukil / inordinate languishing / t



San Francisco — Marry-In / Make families, not wars!


Intel Developers Forum


My demo rack — ProLiant BL20pG2 blades, SuSE Linux, Polyserve cluster file
system, ProLiant Essentials Rapid Deployment Package — supporting HP’s Adaptiv
e Infrastrure messaging



My demo signage


Bob and I having lunch at Cha-Am


Bob agrees that it is yummy!


Fisherman’s Warf


Bob doesn’t want to visit Alcatraz


San Francisco Cable Cars

Interesting people

Thursday, February 19th, 2004

On Monday I was on flight to SFO and one of the passengers walks down
the aisle with his little daughter is wearing a yarmulke, the long
sideburns, and the undergarments of an observant Jew. Oh, and he was
wearing a T-shirt that said “People don’t know that I’m a Lesbian”

I’m off to San Francisco for Intel Developers’ Forum

Sunday, February 15th, 2004

I’m demoing at href="">Intel Developer’s
Forum in href="">San
Francisco this week. Stop by href="">HP’s pod and look for the
“ProLiant Blade system architecture for Solaris Migration” — href="">
Blades, GNU/Linux, href="">
SAN storage, cluster file
, hp
deployment/management products on Linux
or href="">anything you want to talk
about ;-)

blosxom-0+4i for debian

Tuesday, July 16th, 2002

I’m in the process of becoming a certified href="">debian developer and then
making blosxom an href="">official debian
package. Until all the paperwork is done, href="">here is my first attempt
at packaging
blosxom up.
Constructive criticism is welcome.