This Is A VERY Boring Blog!

I’ve been stranded in Europe for 4 days and the situation persists!  Needless to say I haven’t been thinking that much about blogging 😦

I do have a post nearly ready to go about booting 4s48c Opteron 6100 systems with _enable_NUMA_support set to TRUE. There are some caveats, and some very significant benefits as well. I’ll post that as soon as my situation improves…

By the way, no I have not taken the time to learn the pronunciation of the Volcano. I’ve opted for the military moniker: E15.  🙂

12 Responses to “This Is A VERY Boring Blog!”

  1. 1 Doug Burns April 21, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Stuck at MOW, or somewhere else?

    Hope things start to get better for you quickly!

    • 2 kevinclosson April 21, 2010 at 6:49 pm

      No…we had 60+ fang-bearing SC’s in Berlin for EMEA Exadata high-octane training… I don’t buy Netezza stock… I personally delivered over 14 hours of in-depth technical training to these wonderful folks… Dan Norris had perhaps even more… it was unbelievable!

  2. 3 Frits Hoogland April 21, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Sorry to hear that. It was inevitable on the other hand: I got home because someone offered a car ride to holland. The airlines are starting to fly again here and there in northern europe (assuming you are still in germany or denmark). I hope you get a chance to fly back home soon!

  3. 4 Tim Hall April 21, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Read this post and promptly has a nose bleed. I think I should avoid the final article for medical reasons. 🙂

    Good luck getting home. I’m stuck at home when I should be in Bulgaria.



  4. 6 ofir April 23, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Hi Kevin,
    thanks for the awesome presentations and company.
    Any update? Did you get back home already? The sky seems to be open for a while…

  5. 7 John E. Bredehoft April 23, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    I work in southern California, and some of our people are starting to get back from Europe. One of them took a cab ride from eastern Europe to the Netherlands to get home.

  6. 8 Luis Campos April 26, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Hi Kevin,

    This is Luis from Portugal.
    I came home by train, 3500 km!!

    I know Mahesh only left today, the US folks were the more beaten. Specially after delivering so many hours of training.

    Have a nice rest and good returning trip.

    Take care,


  7. 10 George April 27, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Hi there,

    Very memorable. As I said in my email to the managers, the best conference I have ever attended, on any subject,

    From the people I got to meet, and the absolute awesome presentations, when can we do it again. 😉

    And well, got a little walk around also thanks to E15.


  8. 11 Alaa Fahmy May 17, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Hi all, and thank you Kevin not only for this site, but also for the interesting seminars that you and the rest of the team have delivered.
    Thanks for making those sessions so exciting and full of knowledge.
    They always challenged you by having your sessions the last (starting at 6 pm or so), which in itself a big challenge :).
    Hope to stay in touch.


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