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    Would have been a Friday Funny
    posted by Will Rosecrans on March 12, 2014, 11 a.m. (3 days ago)
    There was a lot of static electricity in a very dry office where I was working recently. I would go to the kitchen to get a glass of water, and reaching for the metal handle for sort of like the lightning shooting out of your finger tips effects of "The Quickening" in Highlander. I genuinely toyed with the idea of sending out a message along these lines...

    ----
    Subject: Think Positive
    It has come to my attention that some of the staff is not thinking positively. As you know, the brain is essentially powered by electricity, with electric charges passing between the neurons when you think. Each brain uses about 20 Watts of power. If you are thinking negative thoughts, negatively charged electrons are being generated, and accumulating in the office. As a result, we are seeing very high levels of static electricity in the office over the last few days. i want you all to realise that this is not just a quirk of the dry weather, but This Is Your Fault. Static electric discharges can potentially damage sensitive equipment, and we are running a risk of zapping the entire render farm. Wilful destruction of company equipment in this way is a fireable offence. I need everybody to understand that happiness is mandatory inside the office. Anyone choosing to be inadequately happy will be asked to leave. I really hope I don't have to go around with an electrometer singling people out.
    ----



    Of course, it occurred to me that a significant percentage of the office would take it all completely literally and not get the joke at all. That made it really hard for the BOFH in me not to send out.
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    There was a lot of static electricity in a very dry office where I was working recently. I would go to the kitchen to get a glass of water, and reaching for the metal handle for sort of like the lightning shooting out of your finger tips effects of "The Quickening" in Highlander. I genuinely toyed with the idea of sending out a message along these lines...

    ----
    Subject: Think Positive
    It has come to my attention that some of the staff is not thinking positively. As you know, the brain is essentially powered by electricity, with electric charges passing between the neurons when you think. Each brain uses about 20 Watts of power. If you are thinking negative thoughts, negatively charged electrons are being generated, and accumulating in the office. As a result, we are seeing very high levels of static electricity in the office over the last few days. i want you all to realise that this is not just a quirk of the dry weather, but This Is Your Fault. Static electric discharges can potentially damage sensitive equipment, and we are running a risk of zapping the entire render farm. Wilful destruction of company equipment in this way is a fireable offence. I need everybody to understand that happiness is mandatory inside the office. Anyone choosing to be inadequately happy will be asked to leave. I really hope I don't have to go around with an electrometer singling people out.
    ----



    Of course, it occurred to me that a significant percentage of the office would take it all completely literally and not get the joke at all. That made it really hard for the BOFH in me not to send out.

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    Looking to hire fast machines in London UK
    posted by Todd Prives on March 12, 2014, 11:30 a.m. (3 days ago)
    Hi Paul,

    Not sure if you are Maya based (maybe Jordi mentioned Soft/Houdini in the past- not at my machine so I cant confirm) weve got an easy to set up solution that scales quickly

    www.zyncrender.com
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    w w w . z y n c r e n d e r . c o m
    mobile 857.498.0184
    office 857.233.5066
    todd@zyncrender.com
    follow us on twitter @zyncrender



    From: Paul Simpson <paul@realisestudio.com>
    Subject: [SSA-Discuss] Looking to hire fast machines in London UK
    Date: March 11, 2014 at 4:11:46 PM PDT


    HI all,

    Anyone know of anyone good who can hire render-farm machines?  Ideally, we'd like to get some in tomorrow to help out on a render intensive job..

    Happy for anyone to contact me off list.

    Many thanks,

    Paul





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    Hi Paul,

    Not sure if you are Maya based (maybe Jordi mentioned Soft/Houdini in the past- not at my machine so I cant confirm) weve got an easy to set up solution that scales quickly

    www.zyncrender.com
    --
    Z Y N C
    w w w . z y n c r e n d e r . c o m
    mobile 857.498.0184
    office 857.233.5066
    todd@zyncrender.com
    follow us on twitter @zyncrender



    From: Paul Simpson <paul@realisestudio.com>
    Subject: [SSA-Discuss] Looking to hire fast machines in London UK
    Date: March 11, 2014 at 4:11:46 PM PDT


    HI all,

    Anyone know of anyone good who can hire render-farm machines?  Ideally, we'd like to get some in tomorrow to help out on a render intensive job..

    Happy for anyone to contact me off list.

    Many thanks,

    Paul






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  • 03/12/14--18:25: LTO Case Label Template
  • LTO Case Label Template
    posted by Daniel Powter on March 12, 2014, 9:25 p.m. (3 days ago)

    Does anyone know where to find a template for the slip cover of an LTO case?

     

    I need to send some LTO tapes out to a client and want to replace the slip with one that contains our company branding, identification, instructions etc.

     

    My google-fu is weak – the results are all cluttered up with labels, but can’t see anything for the case slip.

     

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    Does anyone know where to find a template for the slip cover of an LTO case?

     

    I need to send some LTO tapes out to a client and want to replace the slip with one that contains our company branding, identification, instructions etc.

     

    My google-fu is weak – the results are all cluttered up with labels, but can’t see anything for the case slip.

     

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    Data Operations Team Leader

    T: +61 2 9383 4800 (main)
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    HD SDI grading monitor -mid range
    posted by Fabrice Altman on March 13, 2014, 12:15 p.m. (2 days ago)

    Hello,

    I hear a lot a good things about the Sony PVM 2541.

    Flanders Scientific also seems recommended. Advise welcome.

     

    Cheers,

    F.

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    Hello,

    I hear a lot a good things about the Sony PVM 2541.

    Flanders Scientific also seems recommended. Advise welcome.

     

    Cheers,

    F.


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    GPFS User Group Meeting: 29th April 2014
    posted by Jez Tucker on March 13, 2014, 12:20 p.m. (2 days ago)
    Hello all,

      We've finalised the agenda for this year's GPFS User Group.

    The day encompasses technical presentations (no sales) on the new version of GPFS and tweakage.
    Come along and meet the GPFS developers, users and technical pros.
    Waffle, discuss, opinionate, eat, drink.

    The event will be held at: IBM Southbank Client Centre, London, UK
    It is free to attend.

    Please register via email to secretary@gpfsug.org

    More updates will be provided on http://www.gpfsug.org

    See you there.

    Jez


    GPFS User Group Meeting: 29th April 2014

    Agenda

    10:30 Arrivals and refreshments

    11:00 Introductions and committee updates
        Jez Tucker, Group Chair & Claire Robson, Group Secretary

    11:05 GPFS 4.1
        Scott Fadden, IBM GPFS Technical Marketing

    12:15 GPFS Performance (Basics)
        Sven Oehme, IBM Scalable Storage Research

    13:00 Lunch (provided)

    13:45 GPFS Performance (Advanced)
        Sven Oehme, IBM Scalable Storage Research

    14:45 Refreshments break

    15:05 Numascale

    15:35 User Case Study

    16:00 Group discussion: Questions & Committee matters
        Led by Jez Tucker, Group Chairperson

    16:05 Close


    N.B. My employer actively supports my involvement with organising the GPFS User Group.

    --
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    PixIT Media Limited
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    Hello all,

      We've finalised the agenda for this year's GPFS User Group.

    The day encompasses technical presentations (no sales) on the new version of GPFS and tweakage.
    Come along and meet the GPFS developers, users and technical pros.
    Waffle, discuss, opinionate, eat, drink.

    The event will be held at: IBM Southbank Client Centre, London, UK
    It is free to attend.

    Please register via email to secretary@gpfsug.org

    More updates will be provided on http://www.gpfsug.org

    See you there.

    Jez


    GPFS User Group Meeting: 29th April 2014

    Agenda

    10:30 Arrivals and refreshments

    11:00 Introductions and committee updates
        Jez Tucker, Group Chair & Claire Robson, Group Secretary

    11:05 GPFS 4.1
        Scott Fadden, IBM GPFS Technical Marketing

    12:15 GPFS Performance (Basics)
        Sven Oehme, IBM Scalable Storage Research

    13:00 Lunch (provided)

    13:45 GPFS Performance (Advanced)
        Sven Oehme, IBM Scalable Storage Research

    14:45 Refreshments break

    15:05 Numascale

    15:35 User Case Study

    16:00 Group discussion: Questions & Committee matters
        Led by Jez Tucker, Group Chairperson

    16:05 Close


    N.B. My employer actively supports my involvement with organising the GPFS User Group.

    --
    Jez Tucker
    PixIT Media Limited
    Senior Solutions Architect
    Email:jtucker@pixitmedia.com
    Mobile: +44 (0) 776 419 3820
    Fax: +44 (0)1372 360 061
    Website:www.pixitmedia.com



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    repurposing older workstation
    posted by  on March 13, 2014, 4:05 p.m. (2 days ago)
    Hi, I'm looking to set up some small file servers (8 drives each) using repurposed workstations -- enough cpu power to run ZFS, no big need for tons of PCIe slots, but it would be nice if they were office-level quiet. Any suggestions on what was a good workstation in it's day, into which I can actually put 8 drives? I was looking into cobbling together my own using a Fractal Design R2 type case, but I'm not too keen to get in to the cobbling-a-pc together, I'd rather repurpose something that would do the trick. Thanks for any suggestions. -- Antoine To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    Hi, I'm looking to set up some small file servers (8 drives each) using repurposed workstations -- enough cpu power to run ZFS, no big need for tons of PCIe slots, but it would be nice if they were office-level quiet. Any suggestions on what was a good workstation in it's day, into which I can actually put 8 drives? I was looking into cobbling together my own using a Fractal Design R2 type case, but I'm not too keen to get in to the cobbling-a-pc together, I'd rather repurpose something that would do the trick. Thanks for any suggestions. -- Antoine To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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  • 03/13/14--23:20: mac os x resource forks
  • mac os x resource forks
    posted by Wayne Chang on March 14, 2014, 2:20 a.m. (1 day ago)
    well THAT'S annoying. i don't know how long this has been so, but mac os x 10.8 (and probably 10.9) implements resource forks as extended attributes rather than a file fork. i had a folder containing Finder-style aliases (not symlinks) as well as downloaded files; intending to blow away all the downloaded files' quarantine metadata, i did xattr -c ~/Downloads/* and not only did it blow away all normal metadata, it destroyed all the aliases because -c deletes all extended attributes, including... com.apple.ResourceFork dammit! w To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    well THAT'S annoying. i don't know how long this has been so, but mac os x 10.8 (and probably 10.9) implements resource forks as extended attributes rather than a file fork. i had a folder containing Finder-style aliases (not symlinks) as well as downloaded files; intending to blow away all the downloaded files' quarantine metadata, i did xattr -c ~/Downloads/* and not only did it blow away all normal metadata, it destroyed all the aliases because -c deletes all extended attributes, including... com.apple.ResourceFork dammit! w To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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  • 03/14/14--05:35: London - Analog Oscilloscope
  • London - Analog Oscilloscope
    posted by Louis Mustill on March 14, 2014, 8:35 a.m. (1 day ago)
    Hi All,

    This is a bit of a long shot, but I'm trying to get hold of an analog oscilloscope in a hurry up.

    Specifically it needs to be capable of XY input and also to have a Z input which allows for brightness control of the trace.

    Would be happy to buy - or borrow.

    Thanks for your help.

    Louis

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    Hi All,

    This is a bit of a long shot, but I'm trying to get hold of an analog oscilloscope in a hurry up.

    Specifically it needs to be capable of XY input and also to have a Z input which allows for brightness control of the trace.

    Would be happy to buy - or borrow.

    Thanks for your help.

    Louis

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    Louis Mustill
    one of us -Head of Technology
    07870 335 851

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    Friday Funnies...Dell edition
    posted by Doug Meyer on March 14, 2014, 5:50 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Unpacked a brand new T7610 today.  Plugged it in, hit power, crickets.

    Tried everything, reseating PSU, clear CMOS, etc the works.

    Come to find out, they forgot to install the CPUs.  Nowhere to be found.  They even have the heatsink assemblies installed over the empty sockets.

    -dm

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    Unpacked a brand new T7610 today.  Plugged it in, hit power, crickets.

    Tried everything, reseating PSU, clear CMOS, etc the works.

    Come to find out, they forgot to install the CPUs.  Nowhere to be found.  They even have the heatsink assemblies installed over the empty sockets.

    -dm


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  • 03/14/14--16:10: OT: Friday entertainment
  • OT: Friday entertainment
    posted by Derrick MacPherson on March 14, 2014, 7:10 p.m. (1 day ago)
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    Are The Foundry Telephone Numbers out of service for anyone else?
    posted by Bobby Jain on March 18, 2014, 10:05 a.m. (4 days ago)
    I'm calling from Toronto, and I have UK numbers, but each time I call, a recording says the number is out of service. Our service provider is Allstream.

    +44 (0)20-7479-4350
    +44 (0)20-7479-4374

    Getting a hold of sales shouldn't be this hard.
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    I'm calling from Toronto, and I have UK numbers, but each time I call, a recording says the number is out of service. Our service provider is Allstream.

    +44 (0)20-7479-4350
    +44 (0)20-7479-4374

    Getting a hold of sales shouldn't be this hard.

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    Are The Foundry Telephone Numbers out of service for anyone else?
    posted by Todd Smith on March 18, 2014, 10:10 a.m. (4 days ago)



    Todd Smith
    Head of Information Technology

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


    I'm calling from Toronto, and I have UK numbers, but each time I call, a recording says the number is out of service.  Our service provider is Allstream.

    +44 (0)20-7479-4350
    +44 (0)20-7479-4374

    Getting a hold of sales shouldn't be this hard.

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

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    Todd Smith
    Head of Information Technology

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


    I'm calling from Toronto, and I have UK numbers, but each time I call, a recording says the number is out of service.  Our service provider is Allstream.

    +44 (0)20-7479-4350
    +44 (0)20-7479-4374

    Getting a hold of sales shouldn't be this hard.

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


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    Are The Foundry Telephone Numbers out of service for anyone else?
    posted by Eppie Tong on March 18, 2014, 10:55 a.m. (4 days ago)
    Hi Bobby,
    The new Toronto rep is now located in New York. You can try calling him for help

    Ben D'Amprisi, Jr.
    Regional Sales Manager- Eastern U.S.& Canada
    The Foundry 
    Mobile: 917-553-1488

    Eppie

    Sent from my iPad

    On Mar 18, 2014, at 10:04 AM, Bobby Jain <bobsf40@gmail.com> wrote:

    I'm calling from Toronto, and I have UK numbers, but each time I call, a recording says the number is out of service.  Our service provider is Allstream.

    +44 (0)20-7479-4350
    +44 (0)20-7479-4374

    Getting a hold of sales shouldn't be this hard.
    To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    Hi Bobby,
    The new Toronto rep is now located in New York. You can try calling him for help

    Ben D'Amprisi, Jr.
    Regional Sales Manager- Eastern U.S.& Canada
    The Foundry 
    Mobile: 917-553-1488

    Eppie

    Sent from my iPad

    On Mar 18, 2014, at 10:04 AM, Bobby Jain <bobsf40@gmail.com> wrote:

    I'm calling from Toronto, and I have UK numbers, but each time I call, a recording says the number is out of service.  Our service provider is Allstream.

    +44 (0)20-7479-4350
    +44 (0)20-7479-4374

    Getting a hold of sales shouldn't be this hard.
    To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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    Are The Foundry Telephone Numbers out of service for anyone else?
    posted by Bobby Jain on March 18, 2014, 11:35 a.m. (4 days ago)
    Thanks folks, they magically got back to me after my message hit this forum.


    On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 10:50 AM, Eppie Tong <eppiet@rogers.com> wrote:
    Hi Bobby,
    The new Toronto rep is now located in New York. You can try calling him for help

    Ben D'Amprisi, Jr.
    Regional Sales Manager- Eastern U.S.& Canada
    The Foundry

    Eppie

    Sent from my iPad

    On Mar 18, 2014, at 10:04 AM, Bobby Jain <bobsf40@gmail.com> wrote:

    I'm calling from Toronto, and I have UK numbers, but each time I call, a recording says the number is out of service. Our service provider is Allstream.

    +44 (0)20-7479-4350
    +44 (0)20-7479-4374

    Getting a hold of sales shouldn't be this hard.
    To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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

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    Thanks folks, they magically got back to me after my message hit this forum.


    On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 10:50 AM, Eppie Tong <eppiet@rogers.com> wrote:
    Hi Bobby,
    The new Toronto rep is now located in New York. You can try calling him for help

    Ben D'Amprisi, Jr.
    Regional Sales Manager- Eastern U.S.& Canada
    The Foundry

    Eppie

    Sent from my iPad

    On Mar 18, 2014, at 10:04 AM, Bobby Jain <bobsf40@gmail.com> wrote:

    I'm calling from Toronto, and I have UK numbers, but each time I call, a recording says the number is out of service. Our service provider is Allstream.

    +44 (0)20-7479-4350
    +44 (0)20-7479-4374

    Getting a hold of sales shouldn't be this hard.
    To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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


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  • 03/18/14--13:15: PresStore5
  • PresStore5
    posted by Marvin Vasquez on March 18, 2014, 4:15 p.m. (4 days ago)
    Hi all,
    Does anyone have experience with upgrading from PresStore4 to PresStore5. I have been having a hell of a time trying to convert our archive database from the older version which as a database limit of 4.4GB, found out the hard way! The only real solution moving forward was to upgrade to the latest version but when I do the install I get to a point when you have to manually convert the old database to the new format and I give it a new path and it fails with the following notice, warning and Error:

    [18. Mar 2014 10:12][-thread:b08e9000-] Notice: Convert database 'Default-Archive' to P5 index layout

    [18. Mar 2014 10:12][-thread:b08e9000-] Notice: Convert database 'Default-Archive': move records

    [18. Mar 2014 10:12][-thread:b08e9000-] Warning: Convert database 'Default-Archive': near "code": syntax error

    [18. Mar 2014 10:12][-thread:b08e9000-] Error: Database 'Default-Archive' not converted: near "code": syntax error

    [18. Mar 2014 10:12][-thread:b08e9000-] Notice: Job '1001498' for 'ard' completed by queue '0'


    I also tried the default save path but get the same error. I tried converting a test archive that I was using to figure out some earlier troubles and that works but is of no use to me since it was only a test archive. One of the biggest challenges is the support team for PresStore runs out of Germany and it takes several days to get a response. I am hoping someone might have run into this issue and would be kind enough to point me in the right direction Thank you all in advance!




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    Hi all,
    Does anyone have experience with upgrading from PresStore4 to PresStore5. I have been having a hell of a time trying to convert our archive database from the older version which as a database limit of 4.4GB, found out the hard way! The only real solution moving forward was to upgrade to the latest version but when I do the install I get to a point when you have to manually convert the old database to the new format and I give it a new path and it fails with the following notice, warning and Error:

    [18. Mar 2014 10:12][-thread:b08e9000-] Notice: Convert database 'Default-Archive' to P5 index layout

    [18. Mar 2014 10:12][-thread:b08e9000-] Notice: Convert database 'Default-Archive': move records

    [18. Mar 2014 10:12][-thread:b08e9000-] Warning: Convert database 'Default-Archive': near "code": syntax error

    [18. Mar 2014 10:12][-thread:b08e9000-] Error: Database 'Default-Archive' not converted: near "code": syntax error

    [18. Mar 2014 10:12][-thread:b08e9000-] Notice: Job '1001498' for 'ard' completed by queue '0'


    I also tried the default save path but get the same error. I tried converting a test archive that I was using to figure out some earlier troubles and that works but is of no use to me since it was only a test archive. One of the biggest challenges is the support team for PresStore runs out of Germany and it takes several days to get a response. I am hoping someone might have run into this issue and would be kind enough to point me in the right direction Thank you all in advance!




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    Junior Systems Support Engineer Position at Deluxe Sydney Australia
    posted by  on March 19, 2014, 1:50 a.m. (3 days ago)
    Hi there

    We are looking for fill a Junior support position as soon as possible, official advert follows.

    Thanks
    Dylan Penhale 
    Head of IT VFX 
    WWW.METHODSTUDIOS.COM.AU 

    D: +61 2 94296522 // C: 0424 655320
    Units 2 & 3, Level 1 706 Mowbray Rd. Lane Cove, NSW 2066 

    Sydney - Lane Cove



    Deluxe lives at the intersection of artistry and technology and is the industry’s leading provider of digital media & entertainment services. We make, move, manage and monetize content for the film, television, and advertising industries, providing world-class talent and technology innovation.

     

    We are currently looking for a Junior Systems Support Engineer to assist in the maintenance of our IT infrastructure across all Sydney business units. They will be the first port of call for supporting day-to-day issues within our production environments (mainly Linux and Mac OSX) and will assist in the deployment of new hardware, software and solutions to our creative teams. In addition to this they may be asked to help with communications, business desktop support and security on an ad hoc basis.

     

    Working closely with the Senior Systems Support Engineers to learn how to use and troubleshoot new applications and/or and to help support the wider business in general. This would be a great entry role in a creative environment for someone looking to enter this dynamic and competitive industry and be exposed to every possible flavour of operating system and state of the art technology.

    Principle Accountabilities:  

           Work with Senior Systems Administrators to maintain the standardisation and monitoring of all workstations (desktops and laptops) and peripherals (printers, scanners, monitors, graphic tablets, etc…) within the various networks.

           Provide software and hardware support.

           Educate users on various software packages as needed.

           Install new systems and optimize existing solutions as needed.

           Upgrade systems and software as needed to ensure highest level of operating systems, user accounts, permissions, security etc.

           Assist employees and/or independent contractors with login credentials, email and other core business applications.

           Monitor addresses and security.

           Assist with ensuring all company security and compute policies are understood     and followed by everyone.

           Assist in the management and distribution of security passes and access controls.

           Assist in the development of more efficient workflows in whatever way required, troubleshoot issues as they occur and perform preventative maintenance where necessary.

           Network Cable Management

           Ability to handle multiple support requests from different business units in different locations.

     Required Knowledge :

     

           Linux, Mac and Windows Operating Systems

           AD/LDAP Server Management

           Microsoft, Linux and Mac Desktop Management

           Workstation Maintenance

           Network Management

           VMWare Virtualised Environment

           Security System Monitoring and Management

           Storage Platforms SAN/NAS

     

    Please send your current CV aus.employment@bydeluxe.com
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    Hi there

    We are looking for fill a Junior support position as soon as possible, official advert follows.

    Thanks
    Dylan Penhale 
    Head of IT VFX 
    WWW.METHODSTUDIOS.COM.AU 

    D: +61 2 94296522 // C: 0424 655320
    Units 2 & 3, Level 1 706 Mowbray Rd. Lane Cove, NSW 2066 

    Sydney - Lane Cove



    Deluxe lives at the intersection of artistry and technology and is the industry’s leading provider of digital media & entertainment services. We make, move, manage and monetize content for the film, television, and advertising industries, providing world-class talent and technology innovation.

     

    We are currently looking for a Junior Systems Support Engineer to assist in the maintenance of our IT infrastructure across all Sydney business units. They will be the first port of call for supporting day-to-day issues within our production environments (mainly Linux and Mac OSX) and will assist in the deployment of new hardware, software and solutions to our creative teams. In addition to this they may be asked to help with communications, business desktop support and security on an ad hoc basis.

     

    Working closely with the Senior Systems Support Engineers to learn how to use and troubleshoot new applications and/or and to help support the wider business in general. This would be a great entry role in a creative environment for someone looking to enter this dynamic and competitive industry and be exposed to every possible flavour of operating system and state of the art technology.

    Principle Accountabilities:  

           Work with Senior Systems Administrators to maintain the standardisation and monitoring of all workstations (desktops and laptops) and peripherals (printers, scanners, monitors, graphic tablets, etc…) within the various networks.

           Provide software and hardware support.

           Educate users on various software packages as needed.

           Install new systems and optimize existing solutions as needed.

           Upgrade systems and software as needed to ensure highest level of operating systems, user accounts, permissions, security etc.

           Assist employees and/or independent contractors with login credentials, email and other core business applications.

           Monitor addresses and security.

           Assist with ensuring all company security and compute policies are understood     and followed by everyone.

           Assist in the management and distribution of security passes and access controls.

           Assist in the development of more efficient workflows in whatever way required, troubleshoot issues as they occur and perform preventative maintenance where necessary.

           Network Cable Management

           Ability to handle multiple support requests from different business units in different locations.

     Required Knowledge :

     

           Linux, Mac and Windows Operating Systems

           AD/LDAP Server Management

           Microsoft, Linux and Mac Desktop Management

           Workstation Maintenance

           Network Management

           VMWare Virtualised Environment

           Security System Monitoring and Management

           Storage Platforms SAN/NAS

     

    Please send your current CV aus.employment@bydeluxe.com
    This e-mail and any attachments are intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified any dissemination, distribution or copying of this email and any attachments is strictly prohibited. If you receive this email in error, please immediately notify the sender by return email and permanently delete the original, any copy and any printout thereof. The integrity and security of e-mail cannot be guaranteed.

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  • 03/19/14--07:55: HDMI over CAT5
  • HDMI over CAT5
    posted by Saham Ali on March 19, 2014, 10:55 a.m. (3 days ago)
    Hey guys,
    Looking for a solid solution to push an HDMI input to 20+ displays via CAT5 or CAT6
    Ive found some Matrix Switchers from Gefen that transmit over CAT5 to receiver units, but the Matrix bit is causing the price to be very high. They also have a daisy chaining system that seems promising but dont know if anyone has played with any of this gear.


    Any winners out there?


    -Saham
    Thread Tags:
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    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     1 Comments  
     
    Hey guys,
    Looking for a solid solution to push an HDMI input to 20+ displays via CAT5 or CAT6
    Ive found some Matrix Switchers from Gefen that transmit over CAT5 to receiver units, but the Matrix bit is causing the price to be very high. They also have a daisy chaining system that seems promising but dont know if anyone has played with any of this gear.


    Any winners out there?


    -Saham

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  • 03/20/14--07:00: Any SVN experts out there?
  • Any SVN experts out there?
    posted by Julian Firminger on March 20, 2014, 10 a.m. (2 days ago)
    Having all sorts of fun trying to access a legacy repo.

    Getting "Unknown FS type 'fsfs
    Which is weird, fs-type is set fsfs, fsfs.conf is there but no joy.
    Have tried wandisco and visualsvn same issues.

    The repo is v1.6, on NTFS and came to me with no lock files, on a disk that was RO. All ive done is create some dummy lock files (why I dont know but it "needed" these) and changed the permissions so it could make/modify said lock files. der.

    Any help much appriciated!

    Julian Firminger

    Head of Systems (SASA). VidiGo BV

    Sysadmin, Post Production Workflow Architect, Avid Video Editor, Colorist

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     
    Having all sorts of fun trying to access a legacy repo.

    Getting "Unknown FS type 'fsfs
    Which is weird, fs-type is set fsfs, fsfs.conf is there but no joy.
    Have tried wandisco and visualsvn same issues.

    The repo is v1.6, on NTFS and came to me with no lock files, on a disk that was RO. All ive done is create some dummy lock files (why I dont know but it "needed" these) and changed the permissions so it could make/modify said lock files. der.

    Any help much appriciated!

    Julian Firminger

    Head of Systems (SASA). VidiGo BV

    Sysadmin, Post Production Workflow Architect, Avid Video Editor, Colorist

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands


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    is a large ZFS L2ARC relevant when using NFS cache devices?
    posted by Greg Whynott on March 20, 2014, noon (2 days ago)


    Hello,


    what are your thoughts on this scenario:


    From the perspective of moving data to the clients from the storage solution, all read, all NFS v3, all request hit the Avere units.

    A ZFS file server has 2TB of l2arc cache using SL SSD devices and 300 gigs of DRAM cache, between the file server and HPC there is a cluster of Avere units with 20TB cache.

    My thoughts are any objects in the ZFS L2ARC cache would likely already exist on the Avere as they have been requested previously, therefore any requests the Avere is making back to the storage would be for something which likely is not cached within the ZFS server and would hit the disks directly.

    The Avere recycles 6-12 TB of data a day out of its cache for newly requested objects, and sees an average of 79TB reads from clients.

    Would you think 2TB of SSD cache devices in the ZFS server is adding an appreciable amount of performance to the over all storage solution?

    We have an opportunity to install the 2TB cache drives in the ZFS solution coming up soon but would rather use them else where if they are not going to bring a lot of win to the table (they cost about $3k each and we would need 5 for each server). We can't 'try' them without causing a bunch of production drama so that isn't an option, change control does not allow us to install them into a live system.


    thanks for your time and sharing your opinion on this,
    greg
    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     


    Hello,


    what are your thoughts on this scenario:


    From the perspective of moving data to the clients from the storage solution, all read, all NFS v3, all request hit the Avere units.

    A ZFS file server has 2TB of l2arc cache using SL SSD devices and 300 gigs of DRAM cache, between the file server and HPC there is a cluster of Avere units with 20TB cache.

    My thoughts are any objects in the ZFS L2ARC cache would likely already exist on the Avere as they have been requested previously, therefore any requests the Avere is making back to the storage would be for something which likely is not cached within the ZFS server and would hit the disks directly.

    The Avere recycles 6-12 TB of data a day out of its cache for newly requested objects, and sees an average of 79TB reads from clients.

    Would you think 2TB of SSD cache devices in the ZFS server is adding an appreciable amount of performance to the over all storage solution?

    We have an opportunity to install the 2TB cache drives in the ZFS solution coming up soon but would rather use them else where if they are not going to bring a lot of win to the table (they cost about $3k each and we would need 5 for each server). We can't 'try' them without causing a bunch of production drama so that isn't an option, change control does not allow us to install them into a live system.


    thanks for your time and sharing your opinion on this,
    greg

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    is a large ZFS L2ARC relevant when using NFS cache devices?
    posted by Doug Atkinson on March 20, 2014, 12:05 p.m. (2 days ago)
    Greg

    Are you using these ssd's ad read or write devices.   

    What type of spinning disk are you using?

    Sent from my BlackBerry Z10 smartphone.

    Doug

    From: greg whynott
    Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2014 08:56
    To: studiosysadmins-discuss
    Reply To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com
    Subject: [SSA-Discuss] is a large ZFS L2ARC relevant when using NFS cache devices?



    Hello,


    what are your thoughts on this scenario:


    From the perspective of moving data to the clients from the storage solution,  all read,  all NFS v3,  all request hit the Avere units.

    A ZFS file server has 2TB of l2arc cache using SL SSD devices and 300 gigs of DRAM cache,   between the file server and HPC there is a cluster of Avere units with 20TB cache.

    My thoughts are any objects in the ZFS L2ARC cache would likely already exist on the Avere as they have been requested previously,  therefore any requests the Avere is making back to the storage would be for something which likely is not cached within the ZFS server and would hit the disks directly.

    The Avere recycles 6-12 TB of data a day out of its cache for newly requested objects,  and sees an average of 79TB reads from clients.

    Would you think 2TB of SSD cache devices in the ZFS server is adding an appreciable amount of performance to the over all storage solution?

    We have an opportunity to install the 2TB cache drives in the ZFS solution coming up soon but would rather use them else where if they are not going to bring a lot of win to the table (they cost about $3k each and we would need 5 for each server).  We can't 'try' them without causing a bunch of production drama so that isn't an option,  change control does not allow us to install them into a live system. 


    thanks for your time and sharing your opinion on this,
    greg

    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     
    Greg

    Are you using these ssd's ad read or write devices.   

    What type of spinning disk are you using?

    Sent from my BlackBerry Z10 smartphone.

    Doug

    From: greg whynott
    Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2014 08:56
    To: studiosysadmins-discuss
    Reply To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com
    Subject: [SSA-Discuss] is a large ZFS L2ARC relevant when using NFS cache devices?



    Hello,


    what are your thoughts on this scenario:


    From the perspective of moving data to the clients from the storage solution,  all read,  all NFS v3,  all request hit the Avere units.

    A ZFS file server has 2TB of l2arc cache using SL SSD devices and 300 gigs of DRAM cache,   between the file server and HPC there is a cluster of Avere units with 20TB cache.

    My thoughts are any objects in the ZFS L2ARC cache would likely already exist on the Avere as they have been requested previously,  therefore any requests the Avere is making back to the storage would be for something which likely is not cached within the ZFS server and would hit the disks directly.

    The Avere recycles 6-12 TB of data a day out of its cache for newly requested objects,  and sees an average of 79TB reads from clients.

    Would you think 2TB of SSD cache devices in the ZFS server is adding an appreciable amount of performance to the over all storage solution?

    We have an opportunity to install the 2TB cache drives in the ZFS solution coming up soon but would rather use them else where if they are not going to bring a lot of win to the table (they cost about $3k each and we would need 5 for each server).  We can't 'try' them without causing a bunch of production drama so that isn't an option,  change control does not allow us to install them into a live system. 


    thanks for your time and sharing your opinion on this,
    greg


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