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    Anyone have insight into how to stop a scam company to stop spoofing my cell number?
    posted by Glen Chandler on June 19, 2015, 6:45 p.m. (1 day ago)
    I knew were using most my area code and exchange to send texts and to call people with the robo calling "Homer" unit.

    But now I'm getting irate texts and calls to my number to leave them alone. My Phreaking skills were with pagers in the 90's so no up to date on how the POSs do it now. I've had my number for more then 8 years...and it used to be a FAX number...so bad enough that I STILL have to deal with fricking fax machines calling me 4 times a week.

    Yes, I can request a new number of course...but this one grew on me... :P

    Anyone been in a similar situation?

    Glen
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    I knew were using most my area code and exchange to send texts and to call people with the robo calling "Homer" unit.

    But now I'm getting irate texts and calls to my number to leave them alone. My Phreaking skills were with pagers in the 90's so no up to date on how the POSs do it now. I've had my number for more then 8 years...and it used to be a FAX number...so bad enough that I STILL have to deal with fricking fax machines calling me 4 times a week.

    Yes, I can request a new number of course...but this one grew on me... :P

    Anyone been in a similar situation?

    Glen

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    Anyone have insight into how to stop a scam company to stop spoofing my cell number?
    posted by Jean-Francois Panisset on June 19, 2015, 8:10 p.m. (1 day ago)
    This is more in the context of what to do if someone is calling you with spoofed caller ID, but there are links to complaint forms. Apparently using spoofed caller ID is susceptible to a $10K fine, so there's an incentive to do something about it.

    Would also suggest calling your mobile provider fraud people, but my experience with that is it can take hours before you finally get to talk to someone.

    JF


    On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 3:42 PM, Glen Chandler <glenchandler@gmail.com> wrote:
    I knew were using most my area code and exchange to send texts and to call people with the robo calling "Homer" unit.

    But now I'm getting irate texts and calls to my number to leave them alone. My Phreaking skills were with pagers in the 90's so no up to date on how the POSs do it now. I've had my number for more then 8 years...and it used to be a FAX number...so bad enough that I STILL have to deal with fricking fax machines calling me 4 times a week.

    Yes, I can request a new number of course...but this one grew on me... :P

    Anyone been in a similar situation?

    Glen

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    This is more in the context of what to do if someone is calling you with spoofed caller ID, but there are links to complaint forms. Apparently using spoofed caller ID is susceptible to a $10K fine, so there's an incentive to do something about it.

    Would also suggest calling your mobile provider fraud people, but my experience with that is it can take hours before you finally get to talk to someone.

    JF


    On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 3:42 PM, Glen Chandler <glenchandler@gmail.com> wrote:
    I knew were using most my area code and exchange to send texts and to call people with the robo calling "Homer" unit.

    But now I'm getting irate texts and calls to my number to leave them alone. My Phreaking skills were with pagers in the 90's so no up to date on how the POSs do it now. I've had my number for more then 8 years...and it used to be a FAX number...so bad enough that I STILL have to deal with fricking fax machines calling me 4 times a week.

    Yes, I can request a new number of course...but this one grew on me... :P

    Anyone been in a similar situation?

    Glen

    To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe


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  • 06/19/15--17:35: Calibrating HP Dreamcolors
  • Calibrating HP Dreamcolors
    posted by Kelsey Primar on June 19, 2015, 8:35 p.m. (1 day ago)

    Good afternoon!

    This is my first post here, so please forgive me if this topic has been brought up before, but I didn't find it doing a search.

    Our studio currently uses HP Dreamcolors (models: LP2480zx and Z24x.)

    We've read the manual and use the calibration puck and software recommended, but we still seem to get complaints from artists and Supervisors that the color is off. In fact, even our Sys Admins find that the calibration can tend to look too green or too dark.

    We calibrate the monitor using the HP Dreamcolor Calibration Solution (http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/oas/product-detail.html?oid=5225568) and software (v 2.2.0.)  This software is installed on a Mac (Yosemite 10.10.1)

    I'm curious is anyone else is using HP Dreamcolors, and what your method is for calibration.


    Thanks!


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    Good afternoon!

    This is my first post here, so please forgive me if this topic has been brought up before, but I didn't find it doing a search.

    Our studio currently uses HP Dreamcolors (models: LP2480zx and Z24x.)

    We've read the manual and use the calibration puck and software recommended, but we still seem to get complaints from artists and Supervisors that the color is off. In fact, even our Sys Admins find that the calibration can tend to look too green or too dark.

    We calibrate the monitor using the HP Dreamcolor Calibration Solution (http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/oas/product-detail.html?oid=5225568) and software (v 2.2.0.)  This software is installed on a Mac (Yosemite 10.10.1)

    I'm curious is anyone else is using HP Dreamcolors, and what your method is for calibration.


    Thanks!


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    Storage for Avid MAM/PAM question.
    posted by Greg Whynott on June 21, 2015, 9:20 a.m.

    If you were deploying a large Avid MAM system, which sorts of storage would you be considering any why?

    Does anyone have any comments on using StorNext with this?

    thanks,
    greg

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    If you were deploying a large Avid MAM system, which sorts of storage would you be considering any why?

    Does anyone have any comments on using StorNext with this?

    thanks,
    greg


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    Anyone have insight into how to stop a scam company to stop spoofing my cell number?
    posted by Greg Whynott on June 21, 2015, 7:35 p.m.
    Accept the fax and find out who they are,  might be a staring point.

    Greg

    Sent from my iPhone

    On Jun 19, 2015, at 6:42 PM, Glen Chandler <glenchandler@gmail.com> wrote:

    I knew were using most my area code and exchange to send texts and to call people with the robo calling "Homer" unit.

    But now I'm getting irate texts and calls to my number to leave them alone. My Phreaking skills were with pagers in the 90's so no up to date on how the POSs do it now. I've had my number for more then 8 years...and it used to be a FAX number...so bad enough that I STILL have to deal with fricking fax machines calling me 4 times a week. 

    Yes, I can request a new number of course...but this one grew on me... :P

    Anyone been in a similar situation?

    Glen
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    Accept the fax and find out who they are,  might be a staring point.

    Greg

    Sent from my iPhone

    On Jun 19, 2015, at 6:42 PM, Glen Chandler <glenchandler@gmail.com> wrote:

    I knew were using most my area code and exchange to send texts and to call people with the robo calling "Homer" unit.

    But now I'm getting irate texts and calls to my number to leave them alone. My Phreaking skills were with pagers in the 90's so no up to date on how the POSs do it now. I've had my number for more then 8 years...and it used to be a FAX number...so bad enough that I STILL have to deal with fricking fax machines calling me 4 times a week. 

    Yes, I can request a new number of course...but this one grew on me... :P

    Anyone been in a similar situation?

    Glen
    To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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    Deploying Maya2015 to win7 using Puppet
    posted by Chris Ord on June 22, 2015, 4:55 p.m.
    Hi All,
    I'm experimenting with putting our windows fleet under puppet control. A lot of the basic tools are there now(it doesn't seem on a par with linux yet tho). But i'm having real trouble getting the Maya deployment to work. Regardless of the method I try It's simply not picking up the dependencies from the Ini file. I could go through and write a 'requires' line for each of the items listed in the file but i'm wondering if there's a shortcut. Does anyone know how to achieve this?

    Any insight welcome as it's a bit of a showstopper really.

    Cheers,
    Chris

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    Senior Systems Administrator,
    Flying Bark Productions



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    Hi All,
    I'm experimenting with putting our windows fleet under puppet control. A lot of the basic tools are there now(it doesn't seem on a par with linux yet tho). But i'm having real trouble getting the Maya deployment to work. Regardless of the method I try It's simply not picking up the dependencies from the Ini file. I could go through and write a 'requires' line for each of the items listed in the file but i'm wondering if there's a shortcut. Does anyone know how to achieve this?

    Any insight welcome as it's a bit of a showstopper really.

    Cheers,
    Chris

    --
    Chris Ord,
    Senior Systems Administrator,
    Flying Bark Productions




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    3D NAND SSD's = 30TB SSD in 2018 = End of Tape?
    posted by Michael Oliver on June 22, 2015, 6:55 p.m.
    Pretty interesting ramifications throughout the entire storage stack:



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    mcoliver@gmail.com
    858.336.1438
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    Pretty interesting ramifications throughout the entire storage stack:



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    mcoliver@gmail.com
    858.336.1438

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    Linux Forecasting - EL or Debian?
    posted by Dan Young on June 22, 2015, 8 p.m.
    A-hoy hoy, So, considering that enterprise linux has been king of our desktop environment in VFX for a long, long time - what are you currently developing or migrating your desktops to in 2015 and beyond? - Are you using Enterprise Linux 7? Which variant? - Are you using Debian? Which variant? It would seem to me that even in 2015 Linux isn't terribly suited to a desktop environment, and I'm vastly interested in moving to something like Ubuntu with Unity desktop (people like it...) - but that is potentially drastic/impossible with software requirements. So, what are you guys doing? I need to plan a life after CentOS 6.6... DY To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    A-hoy hoy, So, considering that enterprise linux has been king of our desktop environment in VFX for a long, long time - what are you currently developing or migrating your desktops to in 2015 and beyond? - Are you using Enterprise Linux 7? Which variant? - Are you using Debian? Which variant? It would seem to me that even in 2015 Linux isn't terribly suited to a desktop environment, and I'm vastly interested in moving to something like Ubuntu with Unity desktop (people like it...) - but that is potentially drastic/impossible with software requirements. So, what are you guys doing? I need to plan a life after CentOS 6.6... DY To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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    SSDs and RAID - configuration differences?
    posted by Rory Falloon on June 23, 2015, 12:05 p.m.
    Hi,

    Currently playing with a 24 disk SSD array, tuning to support mostly read performance in a dailies environment. Looking to get realtime playback of UHD/4K (and beyond if possible). I assume there's a few of you out there who have dealt with this already. I'm doing this in Linux (Centos 7) and seem to have settled on XFS as a filesystem format.  I have a Avago(LSI) 9380-8e running the RAID, with a external SAS enclosure for the drives. 

    The array is configured as a RAID 5 right now. Obviously performance would be better with a RAID 0, but without other mirrored storage for the array (which I do not have as of right now) I don't want to run the risk of losing/rebuilding.  That's another conversation though. Initial testing shows me I should be good with a RAID 5 in this configuration..

    For a typical 'Daililes' workflow, HD jpg's, up to 4K DPXs, does anyone have insight into tuning on the RAID volume itself as well as XFS (or other filesystem) tuning? Have you found certain tuning that yielded better performance on spinning disk not as important on SSD? This is the first SSD array i'm working with in this way. 

    Thanks


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    Hi,

    Currently playing with a 24 disk SSD array, tuning to support mostly read performance in a dailies environment. Looking to get realtime playback of UHD/4K (and beyond if possible). I assume there's a few of you out there who have dealt with this already. I'm doing this in Linux (Centos 7) and seem to have settled on XFS as a filesystem format.  I have a Avago(LSI) 9380-8e running the RAID, with a external SAS enclosure for the drives. 

    The array is configured as a RAID 5 right now. Obviously performance would be better with a RAID 0, but without other mirrored storage for the array (which I do not have as of right now) I don't want to run the risk of losing/rebuilding.  That's another conversation though. Initial testing shows me I should be good with a RAID 5 in this configuration..

    For a typical 'Daililes' workflow, HD jpg's, up to 4K DPXs, does anyone have insight into tuning on the RAID volume itself as well as XFS (or other filesystem) tuning? Have you found certain tuning that yielded better performance on spinning disk not as important on SSD? This is the first SSD array i'm working with in this way. 

    Thanks



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  • 06/24/15--16:50: Looking for Systems Admin
  • Looking for Systems Admin
    posted by Suzanne Van Dam on June 24, 2015, 7:50 p.m.
    Hi All,

    Just thought I would put this out there that we, Whitehouse Post / CarbonVfx, are looking for a System's Admin in our Santa Monica, CA office.  We have offline & online editorial, along with, visual efx.  If anyone wants more info they can email svandam@whitehousepost.com .

    Thanks
    Suzanne

    suzanne van dam | director of technology
    whitehousepost.com | @WhitehousePost | facebook.com/WhitehousePost
    p: 310.319.9908

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    Hi All,

    Just thought I would put this out there that we, Whitehouse Post / CarbonVfx, are looking for a System's Admin in our Santa Monica, CA office.  We have offline & online editorial, along with, visual efx.  If anyone wants more info they can email svandam@whitehousepost.com .

    Thanks
    Suzanne

    suzanne van dam | director of technology
    whitehousepost.com | @WhitehousePost | facebook.com/WhitehousePost
    p: 310.319.9908


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  • 06/26/15--12:20: Friday afternoon mystery!
  • Friday afternoon mystery!
    posted by Rob LaRose on June 26, 2015, 3:20 p.m. (1 day ago)

    Happy Friday everybody!

    I recently had a Mac Pro (trashcan / 2014) with Mavericks (10.9.5) stop booting, with a message in the system log "Failed to reset hung GPU!  Can boot in safe mode.  Can boot as a target, but cannot boot from an external 10.9.5 volume.

    I chalked it up to a HW failure, handed it off to Tekserve.  They reported that Apple has told them I should only run Yosemite, which is silly.

    Meanwhile, a friend says he has an identical problem on multiple machines and has discovered that they will now boot 10.9.2 but NOT 10.9.5.  (I dont think hes tried Yosemite).  Replacing the GPU doesnt appear to help.  Apple sent him back a machine saying it was fixed, but it has 10.9.5 installed and does not boot.

    Anybody else seen this symptom / can share any insights?

    Rob


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

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    Happy Friday everybody!

    I recently had a Mac Pro (trashcan / 2014) with Mavericks (10.9.5) stop booting, with a message in the system log "Failed to reset hung GPU!  Can boot in safe mode.  Can boot as a target, but cannot boot from an external 10.9.5 volume.

    I chalked it up to a HW failure, handed it off to Tekserve.  They reported that Apple has told them I should only run Yosemite, which is silly.

    Meanwhile, a friend says he has an identical problem on multiple machines and has discovered that they will now boot 10.9.2 but NOT 10.9.5.  (I dont think hes tried Yosemite).  Replacing the GPU doesnt appear to help.  Apple sent him back a machine saying it was fixed, but it has 10.9.5 installed and does not boot.

    Anybody else seen this symptom / can share any insights?

    Rob


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


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    flame_archive command line tool in 2015/2016?
    posted by Bryce Evans on June 29, 2015, 7:15 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Has anyone embarked on the command-line-archiving journey with the new flame_archive tool that came out in 2015.2 ?

    I didn't even hear about it until recently, and the documentation is....terse.

    In my cursory tests it seems to act weird when appending an archive. (It wants to always write 5 seg files, even if no data has changed in the project...)

    Before I go pulling out my hair and destroying all our flame archives, I thought I'd ask on here to see if anyone had any suggestions or real world experiences. Google seems to suggest no one has tried since the artool days....

    artool lives again!
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    Has anyone embarked on the command-line-archiving journey with the new flame_archive tool that came out in 2015.2 ?

    I didn't even hear about it until recently, and the documentation is....terse.

    In my cursory tests it seems to act weird when appending an archive. (It wants to always write 5 seg files, even if no data has changed in the project...)

    Before I go pulling out my hair and destroying all our flame archives, I thought I'd ask on here to see if anyone had any suggestions or real world experiences. Google seems to suggest no one has tried since the artool days....

    artool lives again!

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    Blackmagic Teranex Mini release date?
    posted by Jean-Francois Panisset on July 2, 2015, noon (1 day ago)
    Has anyone heard "reliable rumors" as to when the Blackmagic Teranex Mini products are going to start shipping? The web site still says "shipping in June", but resellers haven't gotten them yet.

    I don't want to mess with coax for 4K monitoring, so the "Optical to HDMI 12G" model seems like a nice all-in-one solution for driving a UHD display over fiber.
    JF

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    Has anyone heard "reliable rumors" as to when the Blackmagic Teranex Mini products are going to start shipping? The web site still says "shipping in June", but resellers haven't gotten them yet.

    I don't want to mess with coax for 4K monitoring, so the "Optical to HDMI 12G" model seems like a nice all-in-one solution for driving a UHD display over fiber.
    JF


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    StudioSysAdmins @ SIGGRAPH 2015 Receptions
    posted by John Hickson on July 2, 2015, 2:58 p.m. (1 day ago)

    For StudioSysAdmins members going to SIGGRAPH... 2 Events you need to attend :)

     

    StudioSysAdmins Birds-of-a-Feather Reception w/Avere on August 10th

    http://www.studiosysadmins.com/events/view/85/

    StudioSysAdmins Reception w/Panasas on August 11th

    http://www.studiosysadmins.com/events/view/86

     

    Please send an e-mail to RSVP@studiosysadmins.com or login to the site and Click Attending! :)

    Hope to see you all there.

     

    -John

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    For StudioSysAdmins members going to SIGGRAPH... 2 Events you need to attend :)

     

    StudioSysAdmins Birds-of-a-Feather Reception w/Avere on August 10th

    http://www.studiosysadmins.com/events/view/85/

    StudioSysAdmins Reception w/Panasas on August 11th

    http://www.studiosysadmins.com/events/view/86

     

    Please send an e-mail to RSVP@studiosysadmins.com or login to the site and Click Attending! :)

    Hope to see you all there.

     

    -John


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  • 07/06/15--12:20: OS X 10.10.4 adds trimforce
  • OS X 10.10.4 adds trimforce
    posted by Jean-Francois Panisset on July 6, 2015, 3:20 p.m.
    OS X 10.10.4 now has a command line utility called "trimforce" to enable TRIM on third party SSDs:

    http://arstechnica.com/apple/2015/06/latest-os-x-update-allows-you-to-enable-trim-for-third-party-ssds/

    That being said, I've read some scary stuff about TRIM leading to filesystem corruption on Samsung drives:

    https://blog.algolia.com/when-solid-state-drives-are-not-that-solid/

    So whether you want to do this or not...

    JF

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    OS X 10.10.4 now has a command line utility called "trimforce" to enable TRIM on third party SSDs:

    http://arstechnica.com/apple/2015/06/latest-os-x-update-allows-you-to-enable-trim-for-third-party-ssds/

    That being said, I've read some scary stuff about TRIM leading to filesystem corruption on Samsung drives:

    https://blog.algolia.com/when-solid-state-drives-are-not-that-solid/

    So whether you want to do this or not...

    JF


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  • 07/06/15--12:45: OSX umask
  • OSX umask
    posted by Greg Dickie on July 6, 2015, 3:45 p.m.
    Hi,

    I just updated all our MACs to 10.10.4 over the weekend and now I'm trying to get umask to work. Has anyone had any luck with this? Using the launchctl config user/system umask command and rebooting seems to make no difference at all.

    any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Greg


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    Hi,

    I just updated all our MACs to 10.10.4 over the weekend and now I'm trying to get umask to work. Has anyone had any luck with this? Using the launchctl config user/system umask command and rebooting seems to make no difference at all.

    any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Greg


    --


    Greg Dickie
    just a guy

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    OT: Hurricane Katrina sequences
    posted by Tim Loomis on July 6, 2015, 4:25 p.m.
    Good afternoon sysadmins,
    With the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaching requests are starting to arrive in force for movies, images, etc. from the operational (primary) geostationary satellite in 2005, GOES-12, also known as GOES East. I have revisited the data to make sure that HD and UHD and beyond users have high resolution clouds to work with. Please pass along to anyone interested.

    These images are in the public domain. You cannot copyright any of the images but you may use them in any way you see fit. Please credit NOAA, just those 4 letters, for use.

    Mixed visible and infrared sequences:
    ftp://ftp.nnvl.noaa.gov/GOES/katrina2005/northernhemisphere/
    ...contains 483 routine northern hemisphere operations half-hourly JPEGs.

    ftp://ftp.nnvl.noaa.gov/GOES/katrina2005/CONUSrapidscan/
    ...contains the increased scans around Katrina in variable time steps from 5 to 15 minutes, 1262 images in the sequence. These data do not cover the entire 8192x5000 canvas (except for the half-hour and 3-hour time steps), so are useful for HD and UHD closeups on the storm.

    Visible channel 1, 1 km resolution only:
    ...contains the visible increased scans centered on the Gulf at full resolution. When its dark it's dark; as dawn rises the Sun lights up the clouds and they fade out at dusk. The dark frames are provided for continuity. This is the full resolution of the clouds as BMPs.

    ..is a NASA Blue Marble cloud-free true color basemap matched to these images. If you use it, please credit NASA.

    GOES East's Imager scanned the northern hemisphere from the eastern Atlantic through CONUS to the west coast every half hour, and scanned north pole to south pole every 3 hours. During Hurricane Katrina there was also a smaller sector scanned more often just around Katrina.

    Satellites in this series required the Imager to power down during the time of the day when the solar panels were eclipsed from the Sun, unfortunately coinciding with the peak time frame for hurricane formation. There is a 2-hour window roughly 0230Z to 0430Z with no data, which manifests as a "jump" in the sequence progression.

    Channel 1 visible at 1 km and channel 4 IR at 4 km were combined to make the mixed sequences at a resolution of 2 km per pixel. At dusk on each day the visible data fades and the IR becomes dominant until the next morning.

    The data was reprojected into cylindrical equidistant so any number of common earth imagery base maps can be used. The half-hourly images are cropped to 8192x5000 so there is a clean rectangle of data values for each 8 bit, 256 level grayscale JPEG.

    Image sizes range from 6 - 40 MB each; the BMPs are larger than the JPEGs of course.

    The bottom 12 pixels contain an image footer with McIDAS format info, so for instance you'll see 29 AUG 05241 024000 - 29 August, year 05, Day 241, 02:40:00 UTC (or Zulu). This information can be used for annotation. Every designer has their own specific graphics requirements for each production, which is one motivation to try to spread the word about these fundamental renderings. We don't have time to tweak and render every possibility.

    Sequences start at 0015Z August 22 and end 2345Z September 1. The data source is the Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin GOES Archive McIDAS AREA format files.

    These sequences contain every available GOES East image time step from the period, a change of data per frame. There may be some scanning/solar intrusion artifacts in some frames.

    Please contact vizlab.webmaster@noaa.gov off list if you have specific requests not covered here. Thanks...Tim

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    Good afternoon sysadmins,
    With the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaching requests are starting to arrive in force for movies, images, etc. from the operational (primary) geostationary satellite in 2005, GOES-12, also known as GOES East. I have revisited the data to make sure that HD and UHD and beyond users have high resolution clouds to work with. Please pass along to anyone interested.

    These images are in the public domain. You cannot copyright any of the images but you may use them in any way you see fit. Please credit NOAA, just those 4 letters, for use.

    Mixed visible and infrared sequences:
    ftp://ftp.nnvl.noaa.gov/GOES/katrina2005/northernhemisphere/
    ...contains 483 routine northern hemisphere operations half-hourly JPEGs.

    ftp://ftp.nnvl.noaa.gov/GOES/katrina2005/CONUSrapidscan/
    ...contains the increased scans around Katrina in variable time steps from 5 to 15 minutes, 1262 images in the sequence. These data do not cover the entire 8192x5000 canvas (except for the half-hour and 3-hour time steps), so are useful for HD and UHD closeups on the storm.

    Visible channel 1, 1 km resolution only:
    ...contains the visible increased scans centered on the Gulf at full resolution. When its dark it's dark; as dawn rises the Sun lights up the clouds and they fade out at dusk. The dark frames are provided for continuity. This is the full resolution of the clouds as BMPs.

    ..is a NASA Blue Marble cloud-free true color basemap matched to these images. If you use it, please credit NASA.

    GOES East's Imager scanned the northern hemisphere from the eastern Atlantic through CONUS to the west coast every half hour, and scanned north pole to south pole every 3 hours. During Hurricane Katrina there was also a smaller sector scanned more often just around Katrina.

    Satellites in this series required the Imager to power down during the time of the day when the solar panels were eclipsed from the Sun, unfortunately coinciding with the peak time frame for hurricane formation. There is a 2-hour window roughly 0230Z to 0430Z with no data, which manifests as a "jump" in the sequence progression.

    Channel 1 visible at 1 km and channel 4 IR at 4 km were combined to make the mixed sequences at a resolution of 2 km per pixel. At dusk on each day the visible data fades and the IR becomes dominant until the next morning.

    The data was reprojected into cylindrical equidistant so any number of common earth imagery base maps can be used. The half-hourly images are cropped to 8192x5000 so there is a clean rectangle of data values for each 8 bit, 256 level grayscale JPEG.

    Image sizes range from 6 - 40 MB each; the BMPs are larger than the JPEGs of course.

    The bottom 12 pixels contain an image footer with McIDAS format info, so for instance you'll see 29 AUG 05241 024000 - 29 August, year 05, Day 241, 02:40:00 UTC (or Zulu). This information can be used for annotation. Every designer has their own specific graphics requirements for each production, which is one motivation to try to spread the word about these fundamental renderings. We don't have time to tweak and render every possibility.

    Sequences start at 0015Z August 22 and end 2345Z September 1. The data source is the Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin GOES Archive McIDAS AREA format files.

    These sequences contain every available GOES East image time step from the period, a change of data per frame. There may be some scanning/solar intrusion artifacts in some frames.

    Please contact vizlab.webmaster@noaa.gov off list if you have specific requests not covered here. Thanks...Tim


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    Avid Everywhere, Live in Vancouver Tonight - July 7
    posted by Kerry Corlett on July 7, 2015, 3:05 p.m.

    If you missed Avid Connect at NAB this year, get updated tonight in Vancouver.

     

    Mix and mingle over a cold beer or glass of wine and tasty munchies starting 5:30pm July 7 at Vancouver Film School, Theatre 106

     

    Everyone involved in M+E IT, Video and Audio Post Production, Broadcast and Digital Media is welcome.  Bring your toughest technical questions for Avid engineers Kent Petersen (Interplay, ISIS, Media Composer) and Ozzie Sutherland (S3, S6, Pro Tools)

     

    RSVP required

    https://avideverywhereliveinvancouver.eventbrite.com

     

    Regards

     

    Kerry Corlett

    Annex Pro

     

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    If you missed Avid Connect at NAB this year, get updated tonight in Vancouver.

     

    Mix and mingle over a cold beer or glass of wine and tasty munchies starting 5:30pm July 7 at Vancouver Film School, Theatre 106

     

    Everyone involved in M+E IT, Video and Audio Post Production, Broadcast and Digital Media is welcome.  Bring your toughest technical questions for Avid engineers Kent Petersen (Interplay, ISIS, Media Composer) and Ozzie Sutherland (S3, S6, Pro Tools)

     

    RSVP required

    https://avideverywhereliveinvancouver.eventbrite.com

     

    Regards

     

    Kerry Corlett

    Annex Pro

     


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    Storage Certifications or Training
    posted by Bobby Jain on July 7, 2015, 4:25 p.m.
    We tend to go through a lot of different storage platforms in this industry, with technology changing fairly quickly. Right now I am dealing with a number of different storage platforms, and would like to get a better hold of the nitty gritty of designing and implementing large storage servers.

    I would like a better understanding of designing storage and what their projected performance numbers might be, file system recovery, and tuning would be very helpful as well. And object store, everybody is screaming OBJECT! Right now I deal with NTFS (ReFS soon), ZFS (two flavours), HFS+, VMFS, lot's of RAID cards and lot's of operating systems.

    Are there general purpose (CompTIA Storage+) training courses out there that would be worth doing? I have seen proprietary certs from VMware, EMC, Oracle, Hitachi...etc.

    Have you gone through a program that you thought was quite valuable? Or one that you thought wasn't as useful in the real world? Please share your experiences.

    Thanks.
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    We tend to go through a lot of different storage platforms in this industry, with technology changing fairly quickly. Right now I am dealing with a number of different storage platforms, and would like to get a better hold of the nitty gritty of designing and implementing large storage servers.

    I would like a better understanding of designing storage and what their projected performance numbers might be, file system recovery, and tuning would be very helpful as well. And object store, everybody is screaming OBJECT! Right now I deal with NTFS (ReFS soon), ZFS (two flavours), HFS+, VMFS, lot's of RAID cards and lot's of operating systems.

    Are there general purpose (CompTIA Storage+) training courses out there that would be worth doing? I have seen proprietary certs from VMware, EMC, Oracle, Hitachi...etc.

    Have you gone through a program that you thought was quite valuable? Or one that you thought wasn't as useful in the real world? Please share your experiences.

    Thanks.

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    [poll] What does your dashboard look like? What powers it?
    posted by Michael Oliver on July 7, 2015, 8:20 p.m.
    Putting together a dashboard that can sit on a 60" LCD and show a bunch of relevant information (ie. network share capacity/utilization, #artists in house, project gantt chart, Tool utilization, network status, ski report, random cat meme of the hour, etc..)

    Found a few companies listed at the end of this email that seem to all provide an analytics dashboard framework but thought I would throw it out there so you can all show off and brag about your uber slick custom setups. Screenshots encouraged.

    This one is for the artists/producers so it HAS to look pretty

    I know a lot of the network monitoring apps out there have built in dashboard apps (ie. prtg, zabbix, zenoss, etc..) but was wondering if anyone is using something a bit more customizable (ie.. pulling information in from multiple services like google sheets, shotgun, etc..)

    Roll your own html5/cron/cacti, mongodb/json, or is there a slick WYSIWYG drag and drop editor I am missing?



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    Michael Oliver
    mcoliver@gmail.com
    858.336.1438
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    Putting together a dashboard that can sit on a 60" LCD and show a bunch of relevant information (ie. network share capacity/utilization, #artists in house, project gantt chart, Tool utilization, network status, ski report, random cat meme of the hour, etc..)

    Found a few companies listed at the end of this email that seem to all provide an analytics dashboard framework but thought I would throw it out there so you can all show off and brag about your uber slick custom setups. Screenshots encouraged.

    This one is for the artists/producers so it HAS to look pretty

    I know a lot of the network monitoring apps out there have built in dashboard apps (ie. prtg, zabbix, zenoss, etc..) but was wondering if anyone is using something a bit more customizable (ie.. pulling information in from multiple services like google sheets, shotgun, etc..)

    Roll your own html5/cron/cacti, mongodb/json, or is there a slick WYSIWYG drag and drop editor I am missing?



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    Michael Oliver
    mcoliver@gmail.com
    858.336.1438

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