Making an "SGI-Quality" Presentation

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Re: Making an "SGI-Quality" Presentation

Unread postby vishnu » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:46 pm

Really great story (understatement) really well told (also understatement) but then how could it not be from a guy who's got a creative writing degree from MIT? 8-)
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Re: Making an "SGI-Quality" Presentation

Unread postby johnmccrea » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:29 am

And if you haven't seen it, earlier this week I finally told the story of the big pitch to TJ and the exec team (for what would become WebFORCE): http://therealmccrea.com/2014/11/19/the-pitch-to-tj/

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Re: Making an "SGI-Quality" Presentation

Unread postby josehill » Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:08 am

johnmccrea wrote:And if you haven't seen it, earlier this week I finally told the story of the big pitch to TJ and the exec team (for what would become WebFORCE): http://therealmccrea.com/2014/11/19/the-pitch-to-tj/

Thanks for sharing that story, John. I had a WebFORCE Indy on my desk and a few WebFORCE Challenges in the data center for quite a few years. It really was a great solution at the time.

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Re: Making an "SGI-Quality" Presentation

Unread postby josehill » Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:42 am

Next in the series: http://therealmccrea.com/2015/01/05/to- ... -software/

...with a bonus link to a copy of the old Silicon Surf site. Cool.

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Re: Making an "SGI-Quality" Presentation

Unread postby vishnu » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:24 am

josehill wrote:Next in the series: http://therealmccrea.com/2015/01/05/to- ... -software/

...with a bonus link to a copy of the old Silicon Surf site. Cool.

Holy wow how'd you find that? I thought it would be lost to eternity since reality.sgiweb.org went down...
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Re: Making an "SGI-Quality" Presentation

Unread postby foetz » Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:35 pm

ha, fantastic :D
that needs to be archived. here's the package just in case:

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Unread postby vegac » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:54 pm

Just read this whole series...so good.
Looking forward to the next post :)

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Re: Making an "SGI-Quality" Presentation

Unread postby josehill » Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:03 pm

A new post in the series, with an interesting video at the end - http://therealmccrea.com/2015/01/25/the ... ng-system/

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Re: Making an "SGI-Quality" Presentation

Unread postby sgifanatic » Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:14 am

We've gotten used to so much innovation, design, connectivity & interactivity over the last 20 years, it's hard to remember how cool a lot of these things appeared back in '95. The dancing bars in the resource monitor, the 3D video sequences, "wysiwyg" html, the notion of being able to connect with any brand/institution/person simply by typing in a web address... The video would have blown minds at many levels.
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Re: Making an "SGI-Quality" Presentation

Unread postby hamei » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:00 am

sgifanatic wrote:We've gotten used to so much innovation, design, connectivity & interactivity over the last 20 years, it's hard to remember how cool a lot of these things appeared back in '95. The dancing bars in the resource monitor, the 3D video sequences, "wysiwyg" html, the notion of being able to connect with any brand/institution/person simply by typing in a web address... The video would have blown minds at many levels.

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Re: Making an "SGI-Quality" Presentation

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hamei, you're about to break nekochan...
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Re: Making an "SGI-Quality" Presentation

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uh-oh, will hamei shut up to save nekochan, tune in next week for favourite ranter, or not!
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Re: Making an "SGI-Quality" Presentation

Unread postby foetz » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:49 am

he'll never post again now to keep the neat number :P

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Re: Making an "SGI-Quality" Presentation

Unread postby vishnu » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:23 pm

It's a funny joke but I think we're all aware that in order for an unsigned integer to overflow it's got to be a pure power of two, and since hamei didn't break nekochan at post number 256 you have to figure our post numbers must be stored in at least two bytes, so hamei's got at least another 55537 posts to go before he really breaks nekochan... :P
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Re: Making an "SGI-Quality" Presentation

Unread postby foetz » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:27 pm

vishnu wrote:It's a funny joke but I think we're all aware that in order for an unsigned integer to overflow it's got to be a pure power of two, and since hamei didn't break nekochan at post number 256 you have to figure our post numbers must be stored in at least two bytes, so hamei's got at least another 55537 posts to go before he really breaks nekochan... :P

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