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by Shane Hathaway-p40
Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Missionary Smart Phone/PDA Ideas
Replies: 17
Views: 11913

OpenMoko

This is a good list. From what I can tell, everything you mentioned should be possible with an OpenMoko phone. http://openmoko.org/ OpenMoko is the first completely open cell phone. You can reprogram it any way you like, from the kernel upward. It has a GPS module, a high resolution screen, and Inte...
by Shane Hathaway-p40
Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:40 am
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Bit Mountain
Replies: 22
Views: 8227

Are you saying that it will only fail once in 1000 years or the risk of failure is very low even over the course of 1000 years? :D The latter. :D Another question - are you keeping stats of the equipment that fails? I assume that you're expecting that failed components are changed out within a cert...
by Shane Hathaway-p40
Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Bit Mountain
Replies: 22
Views: 8227

Google

I have no idea what you should do. However, within the past six months I have read several articles about Google and Microsoft buidling huge data centers. They must have the same issues. I wonder how they are solving the problem? Google is solving this with simple replication across ordinary server...
by Shane Hathaway-p40
Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Bit Mountain
Replies: 22
Views: 8227

How much storage is lost to redundancy using your method? You get to choose! There's a simple pair of numbers you need to set up: the number of data and error correction segments per chain. Then the system will maintain the files at the level you specified. I have a spreadsheet that helps you choos...
by Shane Hathaway-p40
Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:05 pm
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Bit Mountain
Replies: 22
Views: 8227

I've got a few of questions: - What are the single source failures that could occur that would take out the system? Keep in mind, that not all devices fail "dead" but may in fact malfunction in such a way as to scramble data. - Second, this sounds like a fancier array. The big problems with arrays ...
by Shane Hathaway-p40
Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Bit Mountain
Replies: 22
Views: 8227

This is cool indeed. I think I'm gonna show a few of my friends that have been in the business quite a bit longer and see what they think about the technology. They stradle business and open source pretty well. That would be helpful, especially if some of your friends work at large companies. While...
by Shane Hathaway-p40
Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Bit Mountain
Replies: 22
Views: 8227

Shane, get authorization from your managers on what technical information you can or cannot share and let's get a dialog around this. We may be able to come up with some interesting ways that the community can contribute and this may help you argue the case of open source. The project sounds very i...
by Shane Hathaway-p40
Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: Enterprise Change Management
Topic: Governance
Replies: 8
Views: 7653

I would say that the architecture we implement should and ought to allow for change. Most of what we hear is that the architecture we have poses many issues making improvements and changes difficult. Yes, I agree with that. We're doing so much planning that we're not making room for flexibility. Al...
by Shane Hathaway-p40
Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Bit Mountain
Replies: 22
Views: 8227

Bit Mountain

I have been working on a project in the family and church history department called Bit Mountain. Bit Mountain is a distributed system designed to reliably store petabytes of archival information. I believe I have discovered and solved the primary issues. Some of the issues I have encountered: - Sta...
by Shane Hathaway-p40
Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: Enterprise Change Management
Topic: Governance
Replies: 8
Views: 7653

No waterfall

Before anybody writes a single line of code, everybody in all departments (especially end users) need to know what the game plan is, including all of the future changes picked up along the way. No. This idea actually bothers me a lot. I'm working as a software engineer for the church, and I find th...

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