My favorite English language radio-show is the Vinyl Café with Stuart McLean. It’s a CBC radio show and the hosts travel around Canada (and now also US) having live shows, live music, stories sent in by listeners and also their own stories of course. I guess you could say it’s a show with stories, often fun ones.
I first stumbled onto it when sitting on the bus from Vancouver to Calgary, in the middle of the night I woke up in a valley near Banff. I was on my way across Canada by myself. It was one of the shows when the crew travels across Canada on the train – where they have live shows on the train but also speaking with people on the train, asking for their stories. Reflection about traveling, stuff like that. Of course I was caught and have been listening to almost every week’s podcast since then (summer 2008). Apparently there are many other shows but
The music they play is most of the time by independent musicians (monetary reasons I believe) so what you here are often eeexcellent live music. More often the music is singer songwriter style (one person) but sometimes a little band comes on the show and gives a great performance.
When I get to plan a visit to Canada I will try to go see one of these live shows :)
Today I’m listening to the 4th June episode
Luke Doucet and Melissa McLelland sang some duets. Just pure beautiful.
** 2011-08-18 Just updated the link to the HP forum.
I also wrote a primer to Data Storage.
Just listened to this podcast episode #96 of Infosmack on theregister (about storage).
Very interesting to hear what some really experienced people say about storage and the
future. Like hybrid disk drives becoming more and more predominant in the future and maybe encrypted drives?
One participant of the talk was Larry Freeman who wrote this book called storage brain that apparently Netapp uses for introducing new hires to storage. They also have a page with some other cool storage stuffs :
Book looks pretty cheap – might be quite interesting to read. The only other one I’ve read was HP’s Introduction to SAN – and evidently this is extremely HP specific and it is quite “high level” like the theory and intentions for a SAN. But it does go through the basics. Sometimes it is like reading a brochure.
I wonder if the Storage Brain is then focused on Netapp products?
Some more tips can be found in this HP forum thread if you are interested.
For example I really recommend Brocade’s FC 101 training. Excellent start for SAN – the networking part of storage. But there is a lot more: disk arrays, tape libraries, host side stuff like multipathing and why not disaster recovery, redundancy or replication.