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    Job Board: Junior Support Engineer @ Smoke & Mirrors
    posted by  on Aug. 14, 2014, 1:25 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Ashby-de-la-Zouch?  Really? :)

    - cal@bluebolt

    On 14 Aug 2014, at 15:03, content@studiosysadmins.com wrote:

    Junior Support Engineer
      Full-Time @ Smoke & Mirrors
     
    Location:
    Ashby-de-la-Zouch, England, United Kingdom
    Salary:
    16k - Starting
     
    Contact:
    david@smoke-mirrors.com
    Weblink:

     

    The Junior Support Engineer is responsible for providing technical support to the companys operations. This is a role for someone looking for a career in media technology. This role is based in Soho, London.

     

    About Us.

     

    Smoke & Mirrors is a highly creative and dedicated visual effects and full service post production company, providing international excellence, innovation and expertise for the advertising, film and music industries.  Established in 1995 as the original post boutique, Smoke & Mirrors has since consistently delivered exciting, visually stimulating and contemporary work.

     

    With offices in London, New York, Sao Paulo, and Shanghai, Smoke & Mirrors has a superb reputation, which is recognised worldwide through our many awards and commendations.

     

    We offer a full post production service, from shoot supervision, TK, CGI, 2D to all the many deliverables priding ourselves on taking creative thought and turning it into a visual reality while looking after our clients every step of the way.

     

    The Role.

    The Junior Support Engineer is responsible for providing technical support to the companys operations, infrastructure and post-production suites and for ensuring an efficient, reliable and secure operation. This is a role for someone looking for a career in media technology.

     

    Key responsibilities

    • Provide frontline maintenance and troubleshoot technical and operational issues
    • Assist the company the engineering team in achieving technical and operational excellence
    • Maintain documentation, technical drawings and asset logs
    • Develop technical skills and understanding via team members or web/book based learning

     Essential knowledge and skills       

    • Sound understanding of the principles of TV and film post production technology
    • Excellent IT and computing experience, with a developing understanding of computer network technology
    • Knowledge of modern post production workflows, equipment and infrastructure
    • Ability to identify changing technical requirements and to research, recommend and develop solutions
    • Ability to work effectively within a small flexible team, as well as independently
    • Ability to fault-find, solve technical problems and escalate as appropriate
    • Ability to work to demanding deadlines
    • A positive and flexible approach
    • Keen interest in developing post production and related technologies

     

    Other information.

           Apply with cover letter and CV to: George Cook (George@smoke-mirrors.co.uk)

           40 hour working week

           Evening or weekend work may be required

           Starting Salary 16k

     

     


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    Ashby-de-la-Zouch?  Really? :)

    - cal@bluebolt

    On 14 Aug 2014, at 15:03, content@studiosysadmins.com wrote:

    Junior Support Engineer
      Full-Time @ Smoke & Mirrors
     
    Location:
    Ashby-de-la-Zouch, England, United Kingdom
    Salary:
    16k - Starting
     
    Contact:
    david@smoke-mirrors.com
    Weblink:

     

    The Junior Support Engineer is responsible for providing technical support to the companys operations. This is a role for someone looking for a career in media technology. This role is based in Soho, London.

     

    About Us.

     

    Smoke & Mirrors is a highly creative and dedicated visual effects and full service post production company, providing international excellence, innovation and expertise for the advertising, film and music industries.  Established in 1995 as the original post boutique, Smoke & Mirrors has since consistently delivered exciting, visually stimulating and contemporary work.

     

    With offices in London, New York, Sao Paulo, and Shanghai, Smoke & Mirrors has a superb reputation, which is recognised worldwide through our many awards and commendations.

     

    We offer a full post production service, from shoot supervision, TK, CGI, 2D to all the many deliverables priding ourselves on taking creative thought and turning it into a visual reality while looking after our clients every step of the way.

     

    The Role.

    The Junior Support Engineer is responsible for providing technical support to the companys operations, infrastructure and post-production suites and for ensuring an efficient, reliable and secure operation. This is a role for someone looking for a career in media technology.

     

    Key responsibilities

    • Provide frontline maintenance and troubleshoot technical and operational issues
    • Assist the company the engineering team in achieving technical and operational excellence
    • Maintain documentation, technical drawings and asset logs
    • Develop technical skills and understanding via team members or web/book based learning

     Essential knowledge and skills       

    • Sound understanding of the principles of TV and film post production technology
    • Excellent IT and computing experience, with a developing understanding of computer network technology
    • Knowledge of modern post production workflows, equipment and infrastructure
    • Ability to identify changing technical requirements and to research, recommend and develop solutions
    • Ability to work effectively within a small flexible team, as well as independently
    • Ability to fault-find, solve technical problems and escalate as appropriate
    • Ability to work to demanding deadlines
    • A positive and flexible approach
    • Keen interest in developing post production and related technologies

     

    Other information.

           Apply with cover letter and CV to: George Cook (George@smoke-mirrors.co.uk)

           40 hour working week

           Evening or weekend work may be required

           Starting Salary 16k

     

     


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    Job Board: Junior Support Engineer @ Smoke & Mirrors
    posted by Peter Smith on Aug. 14, 2014, 4:15 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Yeah, gonna get one of these:

    http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/aug/12/robot-art-tour-tate-britain-at-night

    with remote hands and Skype. Junior can work it from the nice pub in Ashby-de-la-Zouch.
    --

    Pete Smith

    Engineer

    Smoke & Mirrors

    d: +44 (0)20 3206 6511

    m: +44 (0)7738 067455

    e: petersmith@smoke-mirrors.com

    t: +44 (0)20 7468 1000

    www.smoke-mirrors.com

    1-5 Poland St

    London

    W1F 8PR


    From: studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com [studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com] on behalf of cal sawyer [cal-s@blue-bolt.com]
    Sent: 14 August 2014 18:22
    To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com
    Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] [SSA] Job Board: Junior Support Engineer @ Smoke & Mirrors

    Ashby-de-la-Zouch?  Really? :)

    - cal@bluebolt

    On 14 Aug 2014, at 15:03, content@studiosysadmins.com wrote:

    Junior Support Engineer
      Full-Time@ Smoke & Mirrors
     
    Location:
    Ashby-de-la-Zouch, England, United Kingdom
    Salary:
    16k - Starting
     
    Contact:
    david@smoke-mirrors.com
    Weblink:

     

    The Junior Support Engineer is responsible for providing technical support to the companys operations. This is a role for someone looking for a career in media technology. This role is based in Soho, London.

     

    About Us.

     

    Smoke & Mirrors is a highly creative and dedicated visual effects and full service post production company, providing international excellence, innovation and expertise for the advertising, film and music industries.  Established in 1995 as the original post boutique, Smoke & Mirrors has since consistently delivered exciting, visually stimulating and contemporary work.

     

    With offices in London, New York, Sao Paulo, and Shanghai, Smoke & Mirrors has a superb reputation, which is recognised worldwide through our many awards and commendations.

     

    We offer a full post production service, from shoot supervision, TK, CGI, 2D to all the many deliverables priding ourselves on taking creative thought and turning it into a visual reality while looking after our clients every step of the way.

     

    The Role.

    The Junior Support Engineer is responsible for providing technical support to the companys operations, infrastructure and post-production suites and for ensuring an efficient, reliable and secure operation. This is a role for someone looking for a career in media technology.

     

    Key responsibilities

    • Provide frontline maintenance and troubleshoot technical and operational issues
    • Assist the company the engineering team in achieving technical and operational excellence
    • Maintain documentation, technical drawings and asset logs
    • Develop technical skills and understanding via team members or web/book based learning

     Essential knowledge and skills       

    • Sound understanding of the principles of TV and film post production technology
    • Excellent IT and computing experience, with a developing understanding of computer network technology
    • Knowledge of modern post production workflows, equipment and infrastructure
    • Ability to identify changing technical requirements and to research, recommend and develop solutions
    • Ability to work effectively within a small flexible team, as well as independently
    • Ability to fault-find, solve technical problems and escalate as appropriate
    • Ability to work to demanding deadlines
    • A positive and flexible approach
    • Keen interest in developing post production and related technologies

     

    Other information.

           Apply with cover letter and CV to: George Cook (George@smoke-mirrors.co.uk)

           40 hour working week

           Evening or weekend work may be required

           Starting Salary 16k

     

     


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    Yeah, gonna get one of these:

    http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/aug/12/robot-art-tour-tate-britain-at-night

    with remote hands and Skype. Junior can work it from the nice pub in Ashby-de-la-Zouch.
    --

    Pete Smith

    Engineer

    Smoke & Mirrors

    d: +44 (0)20 3206 6511

    m: +44 (0)7738 067455

    e: petersmith@smoke-mirrors.com

    t: +44 (0)20 7468 1000

    www.smoke-mirrors.com

    1-5 Poland St

    London

    W1F 8PR


    From: studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com [studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com] on behalf of cal sawyer [cal-s@blue-bolt.com]
    Sent: 14 August 2014 18:22
    To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com
    Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] [SSA] Job Board: Junior Support Engineer @ Smoke & Mirrors

    Ashby-de-la-Zouch?  Really? :)

    - cal@bluebolt

    On 14 Aug 2014, at 15:03, content@studiosysadmins.com wrote:

    Junior Support Engineer
      Full-Time@ Smoke & Mirrors
     
    Location:
    Ashby-de-la-Zouch, England, United Kingdom
    Salary:
    16k - Starting
     
    Contact:
    david@smoke-mirrors.com
    Weblink:

     

    The Junior Support Engineer is responsible for providing technical support to the companys operations. This is a role for someone looking for a career in media technology. This role is based in Soho, London.

     

    About Us.

     

    Smoke & Mirrors is a highly creative and dedicated visual effects and full service post production company, providing international excellence, innovation and expertise for the advertising, film and music industries.  Established in 1995 as the original post boutique, Smoke & Mirrors has since consistently delivered exciting, visually stimulating and contemporary work.

     

    With offices in London, New York, Sao Paulo, and Shanghai, Smoke & Mirrors has a superb reputation, which is recognised worldwide through our many awards and commendations.

     

    We offer a full post production service, from shoot supervision, TK, CGI, 2D to all the many deliverables priding ourselves on taking creative thought and turning it into a visual reality while looking after our clients every step of the way.

     

    The Role.

    The Junior Support Engineer is responsible for providing technical support to the companys operations, infrastructure and post-production suites and for ensuring an efficient, reliable and secure operation. This is a role for someone looking for a career in media technology.

     

    Key responsibilities

    • Provide frontline maintenance and troubleshoot technical and operational issues
    • Assist the company the engineering team in achieving technical and operational excellence
    • Maintain documentation, technical drawings and asset logs
    • Develop technical skills and understanding via team members or web/book based learning

     Essential knowledge and skills       

    • Sound understanding of the principles of TV and film post production technology
    • Excellent IT and computing experience, with a developing understanding of computer network technology
    • Knowledge of modern post production workflows, equipment and infrastructure
    • Ability to identify changing technical requirements and to research, recommend and develop solutions
    • Ability to work effectively within a small flexible team, as well as independently
    • Ability to fault-find, solve technical problems and escalate as appropriate
    • Ability to work to demanding deadlines
    • A positive and flexible approach
    • Keen interest in developing post production and related technologies

     

    Other information.

           Apply with cover letter and CV to: George Cook (George@smoke-mirrors.co.uk)

           40 hour working week

           Evening or weekend work may be required

           Starting Salary 16k

     

     


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  • 08/14/14--23:15: GlobalSAN in XSAN
  • GlobalSAN in XSAN
    posted by Brian Krusic on Aug. 15, 2014, 2:15 a.m. (1 day ago)
    Hi,

    Has any one been using GlobalSANs OSX initiator for an iSCSI based XSAN?

    Thoughts/opinions?

    My targets are getting limited by there FC4 cards and going FC8 HBA is like $1K/each.  Ive an FC8 switch but thats only half the battle.

    I can get very good Solarflare 10Gb cards and optics for cheap and extra fixed port 10Gb Foundry switches/optics for cheap.

    - Brian

    Technologist...
    i.e., Purveyor of the ironic"

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    Hi,

    Has any one been using GlobalSANs OSX initiator for an iSCSI based XSAN?

    Thoughts/opinions?

    My targets are getting limited by there FC4 cards and going FC8 HBA is like $1K/each.  Ive an FC8 switch but thats only half the battle.

    I can get very good Solarflare 10Gb cards and optics for cheap and extra fixed port 10Gb Foundry switches/optics for cheap.

    - Brian

    Technologist...
    i.e., Purveyor of the ironic"


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    Systems Engineer Positions - Encore Hollywood
    posted by Brian Peyatt on Aug. 15, 2014, 2:25 a.m. (1 day ago)

    Systems Engineer - Hollywood

    Encore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, has a position in its newly developed visual effects department in Hollywood, CA. Encore provides post production services to top television series and is owned by Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. Deluxe is the leading provider of a broad range of entertainment industry services and technologies to major Hollywood Studios and an international client base.

    We currently have an opening for Systems Engineers for our office based in Hollywood, CA

    Experience + Skills

    Multi-platform Linux/Mac/Windows management and integration.

    Scripting skills (shell/PHP/Perl/Python/) a plus.

    Back end server management / Active Directory.

    Configuration management and deployment tools.

    Understanding of VFX production and experience configuring, deploying and maintaining typical applications used in this space (3DSMax, Maya, Nuke).

    Experience / interest in pipeline processes (asset management, render farm) a plus.

    Networking and storage configuration and management.

    Good written and verbal communication skills.

    Ability to communicate clearly with non-technical production staff.

    Ability to keep a positive attitude in sometimes stressful situations and keep a clear sense of priorities.

    Strong customer service ethic and natural problem solving abilities

    Job Duties

    Production support via phone, email and live at desk-side.

    Data management.

    Monitor critical systems and deal with technical issues.

    Analyze and find creative solutions for software, hardware and systems problems involving Artists and Developers.

    Enhance, modify, and redesign technology systems to accommodate the ever-changing requirements of production.

    If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your resume to brian(dot)peyatt@encorehollywood(dot)com

    Applications without a resume will not be considered. NO phone calls please

     

     

     

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    Systems Engineer - Hollywood

    Encore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, has a position in its newly developed visual effects department in Hollywood, CA. Encore provides post production services to top television series and is owned by Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. Deluxe is the leading provider of a broad range of entertainment industry services and technologies to major Hollywood Studios and an international client base.

    We currently have an opening for Systems Engineers for our office based in Hollywood, CA

    Experience + Skills

    Multi-platform Linux/Mac/Windows management and integration.

    Scripting skills (shell/PHP/Perl/Python/) a plus.

    Back end server management / Active Directory.

    Configuration management and deployment tools.

    Understanding of VFX production and experience configuring, deploying and maintaining typical applications used in this space (3DSMax, Maya, Nuke).

    Experience / interest in pipeline processes (asset management, render farm) a plus.

    Networking and storage configuration and management.

    Good written and verbal communication skills.

    Ability to communicate clearly with non-technical production staff.

    Ability to keep a positive attitude in sometimes stressful situations and keep a clear sense of priorities.

    Strong customer service ethic and natural problem solving abilities

    Job Duties

    Production support via phone, email and live at desk-side.

    Data management.

    Monitor critical systems and deal with technical issues.

    Analyze and find creative solutions for software, hardware and systems problems involving Artists and Developers.

    Enhance, modify, and redesign technology systems to accommodate the ever-changing requirements of production.

    If you meet the above qualifications, please submit your resume to brian(dot)peyatt@encorehollywood(dot)com

    Applications without a resume will not be considered. NO phone calls please

     

     

     


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  • 08/15/14--14:25: Shark Week Comes Home
  • Shark Week Comes Home
    posted by Rob LaRose on Aug. 15, 2014, 5:25 p.m. (1 day ago)

    Proving once again that sharks are just the rats of the deep sea.

    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/14/google-undersea-fibre-optic-cables-shark-attacks


    rob larose
     | engineer | rock paper scissors | 212-255-6446 | www.rockpaperscissors.com

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    Proving once again that sharks are just the rats of the deep sea.

    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/14/google-undersea-fibre-optic-cables-shark-attacks


    rob larose
     | engineer | rock paper scissors | 212-255-6446 | www.rockpaperscissors.com


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  • 08/15/14--15:25: cloud storage appliance
  • cloud storage appliance
    posted by Chris Banal on Aug. 15, 2014, 6:25 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Anyone using some sort of caching applicance to provide a posix interface to amazon glacier or other off site archival storage? -- Thank you, Chris Banal Rhythm & Hues Studios To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    Anyone using some sort of caching applicance to provide a posix interface to amazon glacier or other off site archival storage? -- Thank you, Chris Banal Rhythm & Hues Studios To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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  • 08/15/14--22:25: California Tax Incentive
  • California Tax Incentive
    posted by William Shortell on Aug. 16, 2014, 1:25 a.m. (1 day ago)
    This a joke.  Finally, after too many years, our legislators decide to revive our industry.  Now they will believe anyone who says they can create jobs.  Better look into the State of Florida versus Digital Domain.  California is next!!!

    --
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    CEO
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    Email: bill@illuvatar.com
    Cell (310) 753-1774

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    This a joke.  Finally, after too many years, our legislators decide to revive our industry.  Now they will believe anyone who says they can create jobs.  Better look into the State of Florida versus Digital Domain.  California is next!!!

    --
    William C. Shortell
    CEO
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    Email: bill@illuvatar.com
    Cell (310) 753-1774

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    APC Smart-UPS X output breakers
    posted by Jean-Francois Panisset on Aug. 16, 2014, 3:35 a.m. (1 day ago)
    Apparently tripping an output breaker on an APC SmartUPS X (3KVA) isn't worthy of generating any kind of notification in the monitoring interface. The UPS is just saying "hey, everything is cool, the output load just happens to be 0%". Looks like those are $1 push button circuit breakers completely divorced from the monitoring circuitry. Not impressed... (or maybe this is some kind of electrical code thing that APC has no control on?).

    JF

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    Apparently tripping an output breaker on an APC SmartUPS X (3KVA) isn't worthy of generating any kind of notification in the monitoring interface. The UPS is just saying "hey, everything is cool, the output load just happens to be 0%". Looks like those are $1 push button circuit breakers completely divorced from the monitoring circuitry. Not impressed... (or maybe this is some kind of electrical code thing that APC has no control on?).

    JF


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    NFS options of HPC render farms in M&E
    posted by Greg Whynott on Aug. 18, 2014, 2:30 p.m. (2 days ago)
    JOHN:

    I'd like to add a document to a wiki, one that John has or will make some day. 8) We have covered lots of topics here and was thinking a more searchable collection of the distilled down info would be helpful to folks coming in and asking questions which have been addressed previously.





    onto the subject:


    Recently I have been looking at methods to reduce IO to the file servers and started looking at mount options. One which I thought might be useful in some situations are:

    acregmin / acregmax(file) , acdirmin / acdirmax(dir)

    actimeo sets them all to the same value. decrypted the option stand for ' attribute cache time out ' ( i think ).

    if you are not into reading man pages basically these alter the way attribute information on the client side is cached (do people still think of NFS in reverse in terms of client/server?). Client in this case being the HPC node. It will not query the storage server until the timeout is reached, rather use the information from its local cache, saving a few IOPS.

    we ran a little test and observed a drop in getattr calls to the storage system from 15,000 to 12,000 for a difference of 3000 from one node. Across an entire HPC this could add up to a fairly significant amount of 'savings'.

    Naturally you have to be careful how you use this, you likely wouldn't want to futz with this on a database, dynamic web or VM storage system. By default this is set to 3 seconds on linux clients from what I have read, which sortta surprised me, but I have to admin I think I'm missing something there... 3 seconds is a long time in a busy environment - I am thinking we should of seen lots of file smashing going on, but we have not. For the aforementioned test we pumped that up to 30 seconds.



    just wanted to share that in case you find yourself on a similar path. if you have any others, lets hear them. :)


    take care and have a great day,

    greg





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    JOHN:

    I'd like to add a document to a wiki, one that John has or will make some day. 8) We have covered lots of topics here and was thinking a more searchable collection of the distilled down info would be helpful to folks coming in and asking questions which have been addressed previously.





    onto the subject:


    Recently I have been looking at methods to reduce IO to the file servers and started looking at mount options. One which I thought might be useful in some situations are:

    acregmin / acregmax(file) , acdirmin / acdirmax(dir)

    actimeo sets them all to the same value. decrypted the option stand for ' attribute cache time out ' ( i think ).

    if you are not into reading man pages basically these alter the way attribute information on the client side is cached (do people still think of NFS in reverse in terms of client/server?). Client in this case being the HPC node. It will not query the storage server until the timeout is reached, rather use the information from its local cache, saving a few IOPS.

    we ran a little test and observed a drop in getattr calls to the storage system from 15,000 to 12,000 for a difference of 3000 from one node. Across an entire HPC this could add up to a fairly significant amount of 'savings'.

    Naturally you have to be careful how you use this, you likely wouldn't want to futz with this on a database, dynamic web or VM storage system. By default this is set to 3 seconds on linux clients from what I have read, which sortta surprised me, but I have to admin I think I'm missing something there... 3 seconds is a long time in a busy environment - I am thinking we should of seen lots of file smashing going on, but we have not. For the aforementioned test we pumped that up to 30 seconds.



    just wanted to share that in case you find yourself on a similar path. if you have any others, lets hear them. :)


    take care and have a great day,

    greg






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  • 08/19/14--09:55: just %&$@ing google it
  • just %&$@ing google it
    posted by Jeff Klug on Aug. 19, 2014, 12:55 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Rant alert: Ok. Say you ask a question in a forum, and someone responds with a "just google it" or a link to lmgtfy.com... what do you call that? Seems like there should be a word for that kind of jack-assery. It drives me batshit insane. People seem to forget that their forum posts will be indexed by google. Half the time I search for how to do something, the first links take me to a forum post where someone who asked the same question is told to google it. Ten years from now, every google search will be an endless goddamn loop of "just google it". How do we get the message out to people that if they don't have a useful response to a question, they should just STFU? In other words, don't be a hostile RTFM/LMGTFY asshole. JK To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    Rant alert: Ok. Say you ask a question in a forum, and someone responds with a "just google it" or a link to lmgtfy.com... what do you call that? Seems like there should be a word for that kind of jack-assery. It drives me batshit insane. People seem to forget that their forum posts will be indexed by google. Half the time I search for how to do something, the first links take me to a forum post where someone who asked the same question is told to google it. Ten years from now, every google search will be an endless goddamn loop of "just google it". How do we get the message out to people that if they don't have a useful response to a question, they should just STFU? In other words, don't be a hostile RTFM/LMGTFY asshole. JK To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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  • 08/19/14--20:06: UHD or 4k stereo panel
  • UHD or 4k stereo panel
    posted by John Young on Aug. 19, 2014, 11:06 p.m. (1 day ago)

    Hiya, does anyone know of any uhd or 4k stereo panels that can actually do UHD or 4K stereo?

    All the consumer UHD stereo panels I've looked at do UHD mono but only 2K stereo?

    With DP1.2a or HDMI2.0 these things run at 60hz mono so in theory capable of 30hz stereo (awful at that res at refresh rate but still in stereo and we can always slow down playback to avoid too much tearing)

    I'm wondering is there another stream of panels (high end) that I'm not aware of.  

    Ones that can do 4K 60 fps mono \ 30 fps stereo , or multiple inputs that allow 120 \ 60?

    Cheers

     

    John

     

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    Hiya, does anyone know of any uhd or 4k stereo panels that can actually do UHD or 4K stereo?

    All the consumer UHD stereo panels I've looked at do UHD mono but only 2K stereo?

    With DP1.2a or HDMI2.0 these things run at 60hz mono so in theory capable of 30hz stereo (awful at that res at refresh rate but still in stereo and we can always slow down playback to avoid too much tearing)

    I'm wondering is there another stream of panels (high end) that I'm not aware of.  

    Ones that can do 4K 60 fps mono \ 30 fps stereo , or multiple inputs that allow 120 \ 60?

    Cheers

     

    John

     


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    full file system on Blue Arc.
    posted by Greg Whynott on Aug. 20, 2014, 5:15 p.m. (1 day ago)
    First off, I googled this. 8)

    we have a Blue Arc which is off support now, we use it for near line / online archive. Nothing is on it which doesn't exist elsewhere.

    Today while making replicating data to it, the file system when 100% full. I went in to delete some stuff which has already been sent to tape but got the below error, which in a geek way is a bit amusing..

    df001 OMFI MediaFiles # rm msmMMOB.mdb
    rm: cannot remove msmMMOB.mdb: No space left on device
    df001 OMFI MediaFiles #


    without bothering my old SE's I thought someone might of seen this before and has a solution.


    -g

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    First off, I googled this. 8)

    we have a Blue Arc which is off support now, we use it for near line / online archive. Nothing is on it which doesn't exist elsewhere.

    Today while making replicating data to it, the file system when 100% full. I went in to delete some stuff which has already been sent to tape but got the below error, which in a geek way is a bit amusing..

    df001 OMFI MediaFiles # rm msmMMOB.mdb
    rm: cannot remove msmMMOB.mdb: No space left on device
    df001 OMFI MediaFiles #


    without bothering my old SE's I thought someone might of seen this before and has a solution.


    -g


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  • 08/20/14--15:50: LTO data recovery
  • LTO data recovery
    posted by Rob LaRose on Aug. 20, 2014, 6:50 p.m. (1 day ago)

    Has anyone ever done data recovery from an LTO tape?  Companies that succeeded or failed you miserably?

    DriveSavers used to, but now they dont, and the interweb is a vast ocean of operaitons I never heard of before, so any testimonials and recommendations would be welcome.

    Rob


    rob larose
     | engineer | rock paper scissors | 212-255-6446 | www.rockpaperscissors.com

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    Has anyone ever done data recovery from an LTO tape?  Companies that succeeded or failed you miserably?

    DriveSavers used to, but now they dont, and the interweb is a vast ocean of operaitons I never heard of before, so any testimonials and recommendations would be welcome.

    Rob


    rob larose
     | engineer | rock paper scissors | 212-255-6446 | www.rockpaperscissors.com


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  • 08/20/14--19:50: Pegasus R6 Thunderbolt RAID
  • Pegasus R6 Thunderbolt RAID
    posted by  on Aug. 20, 2014, 10:50 p.m. (1 day ago)
    I was wondering if anyone has anything good or bad to say about this direct attached storage, specifically on a windows machine if possible. Reliable? The reviews online are kind of mixed.

    Regards,

    Craig

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    I was wondering if anyone has anything good or bad to say about this direct attached storage, specifically on a windows machine if possible. Reliable? The reviews online are kind of mixed.

    Regards,

    Craig


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    Client Displays in Edit Suites
    posted by Aled Jones on Aug. 21, 2014, 11:10 a.m.
    Whats everyone using for Edit Room Client Display's these days?  I have a couple of the Panasonic Plasma's with the SDI Card,  but since they are not longer available was curious what everyone else is using instead of them?

    Aled Jones  Senior Systems Admin 

    imaginaryforces | 530 W 25th Street, NY, NY 10001 | p 646.486.6868  | www.imaginaryforces.com

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    Whats everyone using for Edit Room Client Display's these days?  I have a couple of the Panasonic Plasma's with the SDI Card,  but since they are not longer available was curious what everyone else is using instead of them?

    Aled Jones  Senior Systems Admin 

    imaginaryforces | 530 W 25th Street, NY, NY 10001 | p 646.486.6868  | www.imaginaryforces.com


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    Final attempt: FS: MiniPower 10KVA 1-p UPS in London W1
    posted by  on Aug. 22, 2014, 4:50 a.m.
    Hi, all

    OK, one last try in vague hopes that someone has come up with a need for a medium-sized UPS

    We replaced this UPS at the weekend with a larger one back in May

    http://www.upspower.co.uk/products/products-1/minipowerplus-single-phase-ups-1-25-10kva-32.aspx

    It's comprised of an inverter head and 2x battery boxes.  Full-load runtime is spec'd at 20 mins.  It's a hardwired unit, so no C-conns at the rear.  Has an internal bypass switch for maintenance.

    We purchased it in 2010 and it's and has been on constant support (which is going to be due for renewal soon), is kept in a cooled room and has received regular yearly maintenance

    It's also been kept on its charger throughout to keep the batteries from flattening

    We feel that the batteries are still in pretty good shape, but the UPS company specs replacement at intervals regardless so it would in theory be due for battery replacement this year.  YMMV

    Email me offline of you'd like any more information. It can be viewed operating in-situ in W1W

    thanks!

    - cal@bluebolt


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    Hi, all

    OK, one last try in vague hopes that someone has come up with a need for a medium-sized UPS

    We replaced this UPS at the weekend with a larger one back in May

    http://www.upspower.co.uk/products/products-1/minipowerplus-single-phase-ups-1-25-10kva-32.aspx

    It's comprised of an inverter head and 2x battery boxes.  Full-load runtime is spec'd at 20 mins.  It's a hardwired unit, so no C-conns at the rear.  Has an internal bypass switch for maintenance.

    We purchased it in 2010 and it's and has been on constant support (which is going to be due for renewal soon), is kept in a cooled room and has received regular yearly maintenance

    It's also been kept on its charger throughout to keep the batteries from flattening

    We feel that the batteries are still in pretty good shape, but the UPS company specs replacement at intervals regardless so it would in theory be due for battery replacement this year.  YMMV

    Email me offline of you'd like any more information. It can be viewed operating in-situ in W1W

    thanks!

    - cal@bluebolt



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    Last Chance to get beer and burgers on thursday London SSA and AVERE
    posted by Ben De Luca on Aug. 22, 2014, 6:20 a.m.
    Hey All,
    We have to finalise the orders for Thursday night today. So if your coming please sign up.

    Beer Tasting with Avere Systems


    Avere Systems would like to invite us to join them at aSSAbeer tasting event. We hope you can join us for this event (my last event inLondon). The new community representatives forSSAwill be announced during the event.

    Staff from the Beer Craft Company will lead the tasting, comparing the style, flavours and aromas of each beer. Tests will be administered at the end of proceedings to asses your newly trained beer tastings abilities.


    In addition to the beer Avere haveselectedForty Burgersto feed us at the event.


    Places are limited so please register here and ensure you choose your burger option!!!





    Where: The Beer Craft Company - Covent Garden, 168 High Holborn, WC1V 7AA

    When: Thursday 28th August 2014 6:30pm





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    Hey All,
    We have to finalise the orders for Thursday night today. So if your coming please sign up.

    Beer Tasting with Avere Systems


    Avere Systems would like to invite us to join them at aSSAbeer tasting event. We hope you can join us for this event (my last event inLondon). The new community representatives forSSAwill be announced during the event.

    Staff from the Beer Craft Company will lead the tasting, comparing the style, flavours and aromas of each beer. Tests will be administered at the end of proceedings to asses your newly trained beer tastings abilities.


    In addition to the beer Avere haveselectedForty Burgersto feed us at the event.


    Places are limited so please register here and ensure you choose your burger option!!!





    Where: The Beer Craft Company - Covent Garden, 168 High Holborn, WC1V 7AA

    When: Thursday 28th August 2014 6:30pm






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    Friday Recreational Reading - Appreciate USB
    posted by Rob LaRose on Aug. 22, 2014, 9:45 a.m.

    Since Aled already gave us the funniest post of the week, heres some geeky easy-listening:


    --Rob

    rob larose
     | engineer | rock paper scissors | 212-255-6446 | www.rockpaperscissors.com

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    Since Aled already gave us the funniest post of the week, heres some geeky easy-listening:


    --Rob

    rob larose
     | engineer | rock paper scissors | 212-255-6446 | www.rockpaperscissors.com


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    Looking to hire a AV contractor (GTA) Toronto
    posted by Paul Quenneville on Aug. 22, 2014, 11 a.m.

    Please let me know if you or someone you know has any experience with working Harmon/BSS Audio (Soundweb London products)

     

    Thanks!

     

    Paul Quenneville

    GT Global Services Inc.

    110 Cochrane Dr.

    Building A, 2nd Floor

    Markham, ON

    L3R 9S1

     

    Toronto: (416) 977-3600

    Chicago:   (312) 637-9555

     

    pquenneville@gtglobal.ca

     

    www.gtglobal.ca

     

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    Please let me know if you or someone you know has any experience with working Harmon/BSS Audio (Soundweb London products)

     

    Thanks!

     

    Paul Quenneville

    GT Global Services Inc.

    110 Cochrane Dr.

    Building A, 2nd Floor

    Markham, ON

    L3R 9S1

     

    Toronto: (416) 977-3600

    Chicago:   (312) 637-9555

     

    pquenneville@gtglobal.ca

     

    www.gtglobal.ca

     

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  • 08/23/14--14:00: DFS with Macs and Linux
  • DFS with Macs and Linux
    posted by  on Aug. 23, 2014, 5 p.m.
    I have a mixed setup of Mac, Windows and linux renderfarm. I'm about to introduce an additional filer (currently planning on a netapp), so was thinking about using DFS so that I can have a single-namespace (and mount) rather than lots of mounts.

    I'm well aware of problems with OSX and DFS, so was considering using the netapp widelink config, and then just using NFS and symlinks for the OSX and Linux, and then DFS for windows.

    Are there other alternatives? How good is the Blue-Arc DFS implementation, does that work on Mavericks? (I know the Netapp one doesnt).

    Are there any other ways of getting a number of NAS devices to appear as one that are still high-performance?

    Quite separately, are there solutions that allow you to create the mounts on all three platforms, or am I always going to have to create the symlink on a NFS box?

    Sam.

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    I have a mixed setup of Mac, Windows and linux renderfarm. I'm about to introduce an additional filer (currently planning on a netapp), so was thinking about using DFS so that I can have a single-namespace (and mount) rather than lots of mounts.

    I'm well aware of problems with OSX and DFS, so was considering using the netapp widelink config, and then just using NFS and symlinks for the OSX and Linux, and then DFS for windows.

    Are there other alternatives? How good is the Blue-Arc DFS implementation, does that work on Mavericks? (I know the Netapp one doesnt).

    Are there any other ways of getting a number of NAS devices to appear as one that are still high-performance?

    Quite separately, are there solutions that allow you to create the mounts on all three platforms, or am I always going to have to create the symlink on a NFS box?

    Sam.


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