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  • 11/22/13--12:00: LTFS; Strong Box
  • LTFS; Strong Box
    posted by Jeremy Lang on Nov. 22, 2013, 3 p.m. (2 days ago)
    I thought it sounds pretty damn cool as well, spent a fair amount of time talking to them last NAB.?

    Lots of cool features, ways to take archives off-line and such.? Given that backup software seems to be getting actively worse and all the enhanced features they can provide... very tempting!?


    ______________
    Jeremy M. Lang
    it4vfx
    ??????????????


    On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 11:30 AM, Brian Krusic <brian@krusic.com> wrote:
    Hi,

    Any one using this stuff?

    Seems very cool. ?I am looking towards "da fyoootuuurrrre".

    - Brian

    SoCals #1 Sandpaper?Superstore. More Grit For Less Green.


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    I thought it sounds pretty damn cool as well, spent a fair amount of time talking to them last NAB.?

    Lots of cool features, ways to take archives off-line and such.? Given that backup software seems to be getting actively worse and all the enhanced features they can provide... very tempting!?


    ______________
    Jeremy M. Lang
    it4vfx
    ??????????????


    On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 11:30 AM, Brian Krusic <brian@krusic.com> wrote:
    Hi,

    Any one using this stuff?

    Seems very cool. ?I am looking towards "da fyoootuuurrrre".

    - Brian

    SoCals #1 Sandpaper?Superstore. More Grit For Less Green.


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  • 11/22/13--12:20: LTFS; Strong Box
  • LTFS; Strong Box
    posted by Nick Allevato on Nov. 22, 2013, 3:20 p.m. (2 days ago)
    I have on right next to me.

    We use is for backend/archival tier 3.?

    Essentially a virtual filesystem implemented with LTFS and a nice fronted for job management. rules and such.

    I think a real comparison would be to build a home-spun solution to compare features vs cost



    On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 11:51 AM, Jeremy Lang <jeremy.lang@it4vfx.com> wrote:
    I thought it sounds pretty damn cool as well, spent a fair amount of time talking to them last NAB.?

    Lots of cool features, ways to take archives off-line and such.? Given that backup software seems to be getting actively worse and all the enhanced features they can provide... very tempting!?


    ______________
    Jeremy M. Lang
    it4vfx
    ??????????????


    On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 11:30 AM, Brian Krusic <brian@krusic.com> wrote:
    Hi,

    Any one using this stuff?

    Seems very cool. ?I am looking towards "da fyoootuuurrrre".

    - Brian

    SoCals #1 Sandpaper?Superstore. More Grit For Less Green.


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


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    --
    Nick Allevato | Systems Administrator?
    5th Kind?Digital Asset Management
    www.5thkind.com | c:?661.645.3507



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    I have on right next to me.

    We use is for backend/archival tier 3.?

    Essentially a virtual filesystem implemented with LTFS and a nice fronted for job management. rules and such.

    I think a real comparison would be to build a home-spun solution to compare features vs cost



    On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 11:51 AM, Jeremy Lang <jeremy.lang@it4vfx.com> wrote:
    I thought it sounds pretty damn cool as well, spent a fair amount of time talking to them last NAB.?

    Lots of cool features, ways to take archives off-line and such.? Given that backup software seems to be getting actively worse and all the enhanced features they can provide... very tempting!?


    ______________
    Jeremy M. Lang
    it4vfx
    ??????????????


    On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 11:30 AM, Brian Krusic <brian@krusic.com> wrote:
    Hi,

    Any one using this stuff?

    Seems very cool. ?I am looking towards "da fyoootuuurrrre".

    - Brian

    SoCals #1 Sandpaper?Superstore. More Grit For Less Green.


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


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    --
    Nick Allevato | Systems Administrator?
    5th Kind?Digital Asset Management
    www.5thkind.com | c:?661.645.3507




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    compressed EXR realtime playback (for ACES)
    posted by Pierre Billet on Nov. 23, 2013, 8:02 a.m. (1 day ago)


    Hey All,

    We (vfx studio) and our main digital lab services provider are trying to progressively migrate to ACES compliant workflow.
    Open EXR seems to be file format to use and store True Linear /Gamma=1 Images with enough dynamic (16 or 32 bits), but the image size quickly becomes an issue if uncompressed.
    Happily compressions exist in exr and the filesize can be contained to reasonable values.
    Then a new issue comes, how to playback those (2K or more) files realtime.

    I was wondering if some of you guys are using exr for 2K (or+) review, and how do you deal with size vs compression vs realtime decoding ?
    Are there some accelerating hardware to help decompressing files ( like RedRocket for RedRaw files) that I wouldn't be aware of ?
    What software do you use for that ?

    Thx

    Hey All,

    We ( vfx studio) and our main digital lab services provider are trying to progressively migrate to ACES compliant workflow.
    Open EXR seems to be file format to use and store True Linear /Gamma=1 Images with enough dynamic (16 or 32 bits), but the image size quickly becomes an issue if uncompressed.
    Happily compressions exist in exr and the filesize can be contained to reasonable values.
    Then a new issue comes, how to playback those (2K or more) files realtime.

    I was wondering if some of you guys are using exr for 2K (or+) review, and how do you deal with size vs compression vs realtime decoding ?
    Are there some accelerating hardware to help decompressing files ( like RedRocket for RedRaw files) that I wouldn't be aware of ?
    What software do you use for that ?

    Thx

    --
    Pierre Billet
    CompagnieGnraledes Effets Visuels
    13 rue Yves Toudic 75010 Paris
    Directeur Technique

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    Hey All,

    We (vfx studio) and our main digital lab services provider are trying to progressively migrate to ACES compliant workflow.
    Open EXR seems to be file format to use and store True Linear /Gamma=1 Images with enough dynamic (16 or 32 bits), but the image size quickly becomes an issue if uncompressed.
    Happily compressions exist in exr and the filesize can be contained to reasonable values.
    Then a new issue comes, how to playback those (2K or more) files realtime.

    I was wondering if some of you guys are using exr for 2K (or+) review, and how do you deal with size vs compression vs realtime decoding ?
    Are there some accelerating hardware to help decompressing files ( like RedRocket for RedRaw files) that I wouldn't be aware of ?
    What software do you use for that ?

    Thx

    Hey All,

    We ( vfx studio) and our main digital lab services provider are trying to progressively migrate to ACES compliant workflow.
    Open EXR seems to be file format to use and store True Linear /Gamma=1 Images with enough dynamic (16 or 32 bits), but the image size quickly becomes an issue if uncompressed.
    Happily compressions exist in exr and the filesize can be contained to reasonable values.
    Then a new issue comes, how to playback those (2K or more) files realtime.

    I was wondering if some of you guys are using exr for 2K (or+) review, and how do you deal with size vs compression vs realtime decoding ?
    Are there some accelerating hardware to help decompressing files ( like RedRocket for RedRaw files) that I wouldn't be aware of ?
    What software do you use for that ?

    Thx

    --
    Pierre Billet
    CompagnieGnraledes Effets Visuels
    13 rue Yves Toudic 75010 Paris
    Directeur Technique


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  • 11/23/13--09:20: 1.65TB iofx...looooud
  • 1.65TB iofx...looooud
    posted by Doug Meyer on Nov. 23, 2013, 12:20 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Has anyone tested one of the new 1.6TB iofx cards?  We had some iofx 420's and they were fine.  The 1.6TB...plugged it in and is as loud as a hairdryer.  The status checks out at 34 C yet full steam ahead on the fan.  Nothing amiss in the monitoring software, etc.

    Just looking if we have a bum card that needs servicing or what.  It can't possibly be intended to be this loud in a workstation environment.  It's hilariously loud.

    Thanks
    Doug



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    Has anyone tested one of the new 1.6TB iofx cards?  We had some iofx 420's and they were fine.  The 1.6TB...plugged it in and is as loud as a hairdryer.  The status checks out at 34 C yet full steam ahead on the fan.  Nothing amiss in the monitoring software, etc.

    Just looking if we have a bum card that needs servicing or what.  It can't possibly be intended to be this loud in a workstation environment.  It's hilariously loud.

    Thanks
    Doug




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    Lesson(s) for today. Power Supply indicators lie.
    posted by Saker Klippsten on Nov. 25, 2013, 5:10 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Even with UPS and a Generator something ALWAYS seems to fail durring a power failure no matter how many precautions you have taken.

    1. Just because both power supplies are green and fully operational does not mean they are functioning properly.

    2. Pull your power supplies one at a time and test regularly ( quarterly ) to ensure they can handle a full load on power failure in another unit doing a simple pull the plug..technique.


    Case in Point today.

    In our Server room we have two sets of power strips. One for house power and another for UPS Power. We wire up our Storage and Servers that have redundant power supplies so one power supply is on house power and the other is on UPS.

    House Power Fails.

    Storage *should* continue to run on UPS/GEN on power supply #2. That did not happen. The entire Jbod went out. In the mean time the power came back on and the unit powered up, and both power supplies showed green. I scratched my head and first though maybe just maybe it was cabled wrong, so that both were cabled to the house power. I took the opportunity (since all our avid storage was now down).. to turn off all the jbods and check the entire electrical path. With the Server off and just the jbods on, I turned the house power off and the same jbod turned off, while the other was on and working fine on a single power supply on the UPS power.

    I swapped the positions of the power supply to also ensure it was not a chassis issue either. Same power supply that showed ( green ) failed.

    DAM YOU SUPERMICRO!!!!!


    Now I want a 45 Drive Bay JBOD Chassis with 3 or four power supplies and wire two up to the UPS and one or two to the house power.

    Mine only have two, so today I was SOL.



    -S


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    Even with UPS and a Generator something ALWAYS seems to fail durring a power failure no matter how many precautions you have taken.

    1. Just because both power supplies are green and fully operational does not mean they are functioning properly.

    2. Pull your power supplies one at a time and test regularly ( quarterly ) to ensure they can handle a full load on power failure in another unit doing a simple pull the plug..technique.


    Case in Point today.

    In our Server room we have two sets of power strips. One for house power and another for UPS Power. We wire up our Storage and Servers that have redundant power supplies so one power supply is on house power and the other is on UPS.

    House Power Fails.

    Storage *should* continue to run on UPS/GEN on power supply #2. That did not happen. The entire Jbod went out. In the mean time the power came back on and the unit powered up, and both power supplies showed green. I scratched my head and first though maybe just maybe it was cabled wrong, so that both were cabled to the house power. I took the opportunity (since all our avid storage was now down).. to turn off all the jbods and check the entire electrical path. With the Server off and just the jbods on, I turned the house power off and the same jbod turned off, while the other was on and working fine on a single power supply on the UPS power.

    I swapped the positions of the power supply to also ensure it was not a chassis issue either. Same power supply that showed ( green ) failed.

    DAM YOU SUPERMICRO!!!!!


    Now I want a 45 Drive Bay JBOD Chassis with 3 or four power supplies and wire two up to the UPS and one or two to the house power.

    Mine only have two, so today I was SOL.



    -S



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  • 11/25/13--22:40: 10GB Latency
  • 10GB Latency
    posted by Ali Poursamadi on Nov. 26, 2013, 1:40 a.m.
    Hi everyone,
    Question:

    What should i expect in terms of latency on a mixed 10G,1G netowrk ?

    My setup:
    A,B are directly connected via 10G copper to the stacked power connect 6200 switch.
    C is directly connected via 1G to the same switch.

    A pinging B : rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.225/0.253/0.455/0.072 ms
    A pinging C :rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.121/0.167/0.218/0.035 ms

    Network adapter on A,B are intel 520-X . there is no routing or vlan or firewalls .

    As you can see latency between C and A is less than 10G connected devices, is this normal behavior ?

    -Ali

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    Hi everyone,
    Question:

    What should i expect in terms of latency on a mixed 10G,1G netowrk ?

    My setup:
    A,B are directly connected via 10G copper to the stacked power connect 6200 switch.
    C is directly connected via 1G to the same switch.

    A pinging B : rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.225/0.253/0.455/0.072 ms
    A pinging C :rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.121/0.167/0.218/0.035 ms

    Network adapter on A,B are intel 520-X . there is no routing or vlan or firewalls .

    As you can see latency between C and A is less than 10G connected devices, is this normal behavior ?

    -Ali


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  • 11/26/13--02:55: 3G USB dongles
  • 3G USB dongles
    posted by Jeremy Smith on Nov. 26, 2013, 5:55 a.m.

    Hello,

     

    Can anyone suggest any good 3G USB dongles.  It needs to work with Windows 7 (32 and 64) as well as a Mac (10.7 or higher).  I already have a sim card and just need to get it working with a laptop when on the road.

     

    Thanks everyone and looking forward to your reply.

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    Hello,

     

    Can anyone suggest any good 3G USB dongles.  It needs to work with Windows 7 (32 and 64) as well as a Mac (10.7 or higher).  I already have a sim card and just need to get it working with a laptop when on the road.

     

    Thanks everyone and looking forward to your reply.


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    Wanted: Used 8-Port Infiniband Switch
    posted by Jeff Yana on Nov. 26, 2013, 1:15 p.m. (15 days ago)
    Hi all- I have a customer that is looking to replace an 8-port Infiniband switch for their old Isilon cluster. The cluster has been EOS for several years now so I want to propose a low-cost used solution since it is scheduled to be decommissioned some time in 2014. Does anyone know of or have a spare 8-port IB they would like to unload. I believe the model that shipped originally with the cluster is a Flextronics 8-port 4x SDR. It needs to be known working and free of fan noise. Thanks in advance. Jeff To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    Hi all- I have a customer that is looking to replace an 8-port Infiniband switch for their old Isilon cluster. The cluster has been EOS for several years now so I want to propose a low-cost used solution since it is scheduled to be decommissioned some time in 2014. Does anyone know of or have a spare 8-port IB they would like to unload. I believe the model that shipped originally with the cluster is a Flextronics 8-port 4x SDR. It needs to be known working and free of fan noise. Thanks in advance. Jeff To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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    For Sale: HP C7000, BL2x220c G5 Render Nodes
    posted by  on Nov. 26, 2013, 4:45 p.m. (15 days ago)
    We have a number of C7000 chassis with Bl2x220c blades for sale. This is a high density setup, great for rendering (32 servers per 10U).


    * HPC7000 with fully populated BL2x220c G5 servers
    16x double dense blades, total of 32 servers

    Server specs:
    Dual Quad Core, 3.00 GHz, E5450
    16 GB of Ram (4x 4GB 667 MHz)
    HP 146GB 10K 2.5" SAS Drive
    Chassis Interconnect:
    2x 1GB interconnect pass-thru modules
    Chassis Power Input Module:
    HP AC Module, Single Phase

    PRICE: $3,500 per chassis (fully populated) -For pick up only. Los Angeles Area.



    A couple of photos here but I can upload more photos if needed:


    Reason for sale: Need to make some room for upcoming render farm upgrade.

    The chassis and the blades are in working condition. Items sold as-is.




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    We have a number of C7000 chassis with Bl2x220c blades for sale. This is a high density setup, great for rendering (32 servers per 10U).


    * HPC7000 with fully populated BL2x220c G5 servers
    16x double dense blades, total of 32 servers

    Server specs:
    Dual Quad Core, 3.00 GHz, E5450
    16 GB of Ram (4x 4GB 667 MHz)
    HP 146GB 10K 2.5" SAS Drive
    Chassis Interconnect:
    2x 1GB interconnect pass-thru modules
    Chassis Power Input Module:
    HP AC Module, Single Phase

    PRICE: $3,500 per chassis (fully populated) -For pick up only. Los Angeles Area.



    A couple of photos here but I can upload more photos if needed:


    Reason for sale: Need to make some room for upcoming render farm upgrade.

    The chassis and the blades are in working condition. Items sold as-is.





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    SAN vs NAS for POST Production
    posted by Bobby Jain on Nov. 27, 2013, 2:40 p.m. (14 days ago)
    Hi,

    We are gearing up for another up coming show and need to buy more storage dedicated for this production. We are currently looking at three options, two of which are ZFS based NAS's, and the other is a SAN. I have never worked with a SAN before, and I was hoping some of your more experienced admins could weigh in.


    Requirements:
    - 60TB usable
    - 10 editors working with ProRes422HQ (1080p, 23.976)
    - 176Mbps per stream = 22MBps x 10 users = 220MBps total

    Option 1 - Small Tree ZFS based NAS
    http://www.small-tree.com/TitaniumZ_16_p/tz-16.htm

    Option 2 - DDP24D SAN, clients connecting with iSCSI
    http://www.dynamicdrivepool.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=77&Itemid=96&a824d24ada40db5eeb40d3d91780426e=5a8c619f643a76a1f1bf1eb328070487

    Option 3 - NexentaStor ZFS based NAS


    All three vendors have given me configurations on being able to handle the throughput, albeit with very different configurations.

    We bought 60TB of NexentaStor in the summer for our animation department. To us that made sense because of ZFS's native caching, which works pretty well for animation. But after talking to both Small Tree and Nexenta, both stated that caching wouldn't be available or useful for a POST production work flow. At that point is there reason to still consider ZFS?

    The NAS guys are telling me to not bother with a SAN due to the increased complexity. Without relevant experience, I'm not sure who to believe.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Hi,

    We are gearing up for another up coming show and need to buy more storage dedicated for this production. We are currently looking at three options, two of which are ZFS based NAS's, and the other is a SAN. I have never worked with a SAN before, and I was hoping some of your more experienced admins could weigh in.


    Requirements:
    - 60TB usable
    - 10 editors working with ProRes422HQ (1080p, 23.976)
    - 176Mbps per stream = 22MBps x 10 users = 220MBps total

    Option 1 - Small Tree ZFS based NAS
    http://www.small-tree.com/TitaniumZ_16_p/tz-16.htm

    Option 2 - DDP24D SAN, clients connecting with iSCSI
    http://www.dynamicdrivepool.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=77&Itemid=96&a824d24ada40db5eeb40d3d91780426e=5a8c619f643a76a1f1bf1eb328070487

    Option 3 - NexentaStor ZFS based NAS


    All three vendors have given me configurations on being able to handle the throughput, albeit with very different configurations.

    We bought 60TB of NexentaStor in the summer for our animation department. To us that made sense because of ZFS's native caching, which works pretty well for animation. But after talking to both Small Tree and Nexenta, both stated that caching wouldn't be available or useful for a POST production work flow. At that point is there reason to still consider ZFS?

    The NAS guys are telling me to not bother with a SAN due to the increased complexity. Without relevant experience, I'm not sure who to believe.

    Thanks in advance.

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  • 11/27/13--22:20: happy thanksgiving!
  • happy thanksgiving!
    posted by Wayne Chang on Nov. 28, 2013, 1:20 a.m. (13 days ago)
    to my fellow american sysadmins, happy thanksgiving! to everyone else, happy... thursday. To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    to my fellow american sysadmins, happy thanksgiving! to everyone else, happy... thursday. To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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  • 11/28/13--12:40: water "sim"
  • water "sim"
    posted by Greg Whynott on Nov. 28, 2013, 3:40 p.m. (13 days ago)
    Neat little demo.. Done in a browser too!

    looks like a water sim, but is actually a ripple solver. good for video games..


    http://madebyevan.com/webgl-water/


    another one here but it says my browser is technologyless. 8(

    http://david.li/waves/ but it has a link to youtube.

    -g


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    Neat little demo.. Done in a browser too!

    looks like a water sim, but is actually a ripple solver. good for video games..


    http://madebyevan.com/webgl-water/


    another one here but it says my browser is technologyless. 8(

    http://david.li/waves/ but it has a link to youtube.

    -g



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  • 11/29/13--01:25: HP Procurve port monitorting
  • HP Procurve port monitorting
    posted by Jeremy Smith on Nov. 29, 2013, 4:25 a.m. (12 days ago)

    Hello everyone,

     

    I’m hoping someone can give me a hand.  We have several HP Procurve switches and for several reasons we can do update them to a newer firmware/rom (currently running K.15.10.0009, ROM K.15.30).  It would appear that they have changed the web GUI when you log on and it appears that one feature may have been removed.

     

    In the past I was able to graphically see how much bandwidth each specific port was using; it would appear that this is now missing.  If this is hidden away somewhere and if someone knows where this I would be grateful to know.  Also if this is not the case can anyone suggest any software (perhaps SNMP) where I could monitor the port activity and that has good graphing and reporting tools?

     

    Any input would be welcome!

     

    Thank you

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    Hello everyone,

     

    I’m hoping someone can give me a hand.  We have several HP Procurve switches and for several reasons we can do update them to a newer firmware/rom (currently running K.15.10.0009, ROM K.15.30).  It would appear that they have changed the web GUI when you log on and it appears that one feature may have been removed.

     

    In the past I was able to graphically see how much bandwidth each specific port was using; it would appear that this is now missing.  If this is hidden away somewhere and if someone knows where this I would be grateful to know.  Also if this is not the case can anyone suggest any software (perhaps SNMP) where I could monitor the port activity and that has good graphing and reporting tools?

     

    Any input would be welcome!

     

    Thank you


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    Escape Technology's Xmas Party is here!!! Book now to avoid disappointment!
    posted by Neil Kalsi on Nov. 29, 2013, 6:27 a.m. (12 days ago)

    Wow - it's been a crazy year! We started a new company, expanded our team and moved into the heart of Soho! Of course; none of this would have been possible without our customers, friends and leading vendors.

    Escape have been working heavily with our partners HP and NVIDIA this year and as a follow up to HP's highly successful ZED Event we collectively would like to thank each & every one of you for your support by inviting you to join us, along with our sponsors HP and NVIDIA, to a follow on event from HP ZED at our Christmas Creative Celebration on Tuesday the 17th of December. Of course this will be a fantastic networking opportunity with the added bonus of meeting key industry contacts from HP and NVIDIA who will be at hand to discuss any of their technologies being showcased during the evening.

    We're taking over Bar Rumba on Shaftesbury Avenue from 6.30pm until late for cocktails, canapés & Christmas cheer and we would love you to join us! Spaces are limited so make sure you register as quickly as possible & don't forget to share the news with your colleagues - see below for a short summary of what will be happening.

    What will be happening on the night?

    • The venue is booked exclusively for Escape Technology and our partners HP and NVIDIA
    • A fantastic opportunity to share many well deserved (complimentary) drinks with your peers within the industry
    • Don't worry, there will also be plenty of food being served throughout the evening
    • Both NVIDIA & HP will be showcasing their latest technologies with demo hardware
    • Hosted by one of London's top DJ's
    • Karaoke from 10 pm once all your voices have warmed up (drinks have been consumed)
    • Shot girls will be looking after our guests as well as free access to our bar!
    • And more...!!

    We look forward to seeing you all there in full force!!! Sign up here: 

    http://escape-technology.com/about-us/events/escape-christmas-creative-party


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    Wow - it's been a crazy year! We started a new company, expanded our team and moved into the heart of Soho! Of course; none of this would have been possible without our customers, friends and leading vendors.

    Escape have been working heavily with our partners HP and NVIDIA this year and as a follow up to HP's highly successful ZED Event we collectively would like to thank each & every one of you for your support by inviting you to join us, along with our sponsors HP and NVIDIA, to a follow on event from HP ZED at our Christmas Creative Celebration on Tuesday the 17th of December. Of course this will be a fantastic networking opportunity with the added bonus of meeting key industry contacts from HP and NVIDIA who will be at hand to discuss any of their technologies being showcased during the evening.

    We're taking over Bar Rumba on Shaftesbury Avenue from 6.30pm until late for cocktails, canapés & Christmas cheer and we would love you to join us! Spaces are limited so make sure you register as quickly as possible & don't forget to share the news with your colleagues - see below for a short summary of what will be happening.

    What will be happening on the night?

    • The venue is booked exclusively for Escape Technology and our partners HP and NVIDIA
    • A fantastic opportunity to share many well deserved (complimentary) drinks with your peers within the industry
    • Don't worry, there will also be plenty of food being served throughout the evening
    • Both NVIDIA & HP will be showcasing their latest technologies with demo hardware
    • Hosted by one of London's top DJ's
    • Karaoke from 10 pm once all your voices have warmed up (drinks have been consumed)
    • Shot girls will be looking after our guests as well as free access to our bar!
    • And more...!!

    We look forward to seeing you all there in full force!!! Sign up here: 

    http://escape-technology.com/about-us/events/escape-christmas-creative-party


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  • 12/01/13--15:50: Clink
  • Clink
    posted by Colin Doncaster on Dec. 1, 2013, 6:50 p.m. (10 days ago)
    Thought some of those missing Unix command line features in Windows might appreciate this:

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    Thought some of those missing Unix command line features in Windows might appreciate this:


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  • 12/03/13--09:45: Transporter Sync
  • Transporter Sync
    posted by  on Dec. 3, 2013, 12:45 p.m. (8 days ago)
    Anyone played around with this thing?http://filetransporterstore.com/products/transporter-sync

    Wondering how good the Android app is and what kind of deep integration it provides (ie. automatic uploads of pictures/video I take, search capabilities, preview of various file formats, etc..)

    --
    Michael Oliver
    mcoliver@gmail.com
    858.336.1438
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    Anyone played around with this thing?http://filetransporterstore.com/products/transporter-sync

    Wondering how good the Android app is and what kind of deep integration it provides (ie. automatic uploads of pictures/video I take, search capabilities, preview of various file formats, etc..)

    --
    Michael Oliver
    mcoliver@gmail.com
    858.336.1438

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    Age old question, beginning artist wants home computer...
    posted by Jeremy Lang on Dec. 3, 2013, 1:45 p.m. (8 days ago)
    There are many consumer machines in the $1k to $1.5k range that are almost good enough, but usually there's at least one configuration sticking point (crap ATI graphics, too little ram, etc...). An additional wrinkle is that this artist is in Canada, I don't have much experience buying stuff up there.

    I don't want to get roped into any ongoing support, so would prefer a company with good ongoing support who doesn't hurt reliability/longevity by doing gamer crap to the boxes.

    Any suggestions for company or configuration? Even just the magic link to a suitable config on Dell/HP would probably be fine.


    ______________
    Jeremy M. Lang
    it4vfx
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    There are many consumer machines in the $1k to $1.5k range that are almost good enough, but usually there's at least one configuration sticking point (crap ATI graphics, too little ram, etc...). An additional wrinkle is that this artist is in Canada, I don't have much experience buying stuff up there.

    I don't want to get roped into any ongoing support, so would prefer a company with good ongoing support who doesn't hurt reliability/longevity by doing gamer crap to the boxes.

    Any suggestions for company or configuration? Even just the magic link to a suitable config on Dell/HP would probably be fine.


    ______________
    Jeremy M. Lang
    it4vfx

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    OEM / small business licensing HELL this week.
    posted by Jeremy Lang on Dec. 3, 2013, 2 p.m. (8 days ago)
    Specifically bought more CS6 licenses because I didn't want to deal with Adobe's CC bs, and the workstations cycle through forgetting my Adobe ID and their serial number routinely... Anybody else having this fun?

    And I could type expletives for the next 5 minutes about the crap MS is doing. Bought a couple what are normally thought of as OEM copies of Office 2013. Can't directly download an .iso of the software, there's actually posts in MS forums about this giving a link through another site that directs you back to a hidden Akami source for the .iso...

    But even once you're installed and you put in the product key "Please link to a Microsoft account to activate product." There is NO way to setup the product for a user, if you link it to your existing account or a generic account that will be there every time they run the software, the Skydrive they're linked to, etc. Also it sounds like it gets reset every time a new user logs in. This isn't Office 365 btw--this is a license for one PC that bends over backwards to make you just give up and go 365... @##$#%!!!

    It's truly scary how little concern Microsoft has for the support people in small to medium businesses largely responsible for getting them to where they are. I thought only Apple went out of their way to screw us over!

    ______________
    Jeremy M. Lang
    it4vfx
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    Specifically bought more CS6 licenses because I didn't want to deal with Adobe's CC bs, and the workstations cycle through forgetting my Adobe ID and their serial number routinely... Anybody else having this fun?

    And I could type expletives for the next 5 minutes about the crap MS is doing. Bought a couple what are normally thought of as OEM copies of Office 2013. Can't directly download an .iso of the software, there's actually posts in MS forums about this giving a link through another site that directs you back to a hidden Akami source for the .iso...

    But even once you're installed and you put in the product key "Please link to a Microsoft account to activate product." There is NO way to setup the product for a user, if you link it to your existing account or a generic account that will be there every time they run the software, the Skydrive they're linked to, etc. Also it sounds like it gets reset every time a new user logs in. This isn't Office 365 btw--this is a license for one PC that bends over backwards to make you just give up and go 365... @##$#%!!!

    It's truly scary how little concern Microsoft has for the support people in small to medium businesses largely responsible for getting them to where they are. I thought only Apple went out of their way to screw us over!

    ______________
    Jeremy M. Lang
    it4vfx

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    Age old question, beginning artist wants home computer...
    posted by Todd Smith on Dec. 3, 2013, 2:15 p.m. (8 days ago)
    1. Go to dell.ca 
    2. Configure a PC.
    3. PRoFiTtt.

    Todd Smith
    Head of Information Technology

    soho vfx 
    99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8


    There are many consumer machines in the $1k to $1.5k range that are almost good enough, but usually there's at least one configuration sticking point (crap ATI graphics, too little ram, etc...).  An additional wrinkle is that this artist is in Canada, I don't have much experience buying stuff up there. 

    I don't want to get roped into any ongoing support, so would prefer a company with good ongoing support who doesn't hurt reliability/longevity by doing gamer crap to the boxes. 

    Any suggestions for company or configuration?  Even just the magic link to a suitable config on Dell/HP would probably be fine. 


    ______________
    Jeremy M. Lang
    it4vfx

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

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    1. Go to dell.ca 
    2. Configure a PC.
    3. PRoFiTtt.

    Todd Smith
    Head of Information Technology

    soho vfx 
    99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8


    There are many consumer machines in the $1k to $1.5k range that are almost good enough, but usually there's at least one configuration sticking point (crap ATI graphics, too little ram, etc...).  An additional wrinkle is that this artist is in Canada, I don't have much experience buying stuff up there. 

    I don't want to get roped into any ongoing support, so would prefer a company with good ongoing support who doesn't hurt reliability/longevity by doing gamer crap to the boxes. 

    Any suggestions for company or configuration?  Even just the magic link to a suitable config on Dell/HP would probably be fine. 


    ______________
    Jeremy M. Lang
    it4vfx

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


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    Tabletop stand for a 65" display
    posted by Rob LaRose on Dec. 3, 2013, 6 p.m. (8 days ago)

    Hi everybody!

    I'm trying to sit a 65" Panasonic Plasma on a piece of furniture / table.. I can't locate a tabletop stand for this size, only a whole tall pedestal.

    Anyone know a guy?

    --Rob




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

    **NOTE OUR NEW STREET ADDRESS: 245 Fifth Ave, 23rd Fl, New York, NY 10016.
    Our billing and remittance stays the same

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    Hi everybody!

    I'm trying to sit a 65" Panasonic Plasma on a piece of furniture / table.. I can't locate a tabletop stand for this size, only a whole tall pedestal.

    Anyone know a guy?

    --Rob




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

    **NOTE OUR NEW STREET ADDRESS: 245 Fifth Ave, 23rd Fl, New York, NY 10016.
    Our billing and remittance stays the same


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