Author Archives: Chris


Quick RAGBRAI overview.

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Samba in the Wild

Every now and again, Samba shows up somewhere unexpected.

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The long, straight, and typically empty Iowa roads were crowded with bicycles. We took up both lanes, and anyone foolish enough to drive a car or truck into our midst found themselves moving at about 12mph (19-ish kph).

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Walter Lemon

I just wanted to share this picture:

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Take Care the Trail You Choose

In 2007, Highway 35W dropped onto the bike trail that I had used for commuting to work at the University of Minnesota. Almost seven years later, and a little further south, that same trail was hit again.  On June 19th … Continue reading

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Shanghai SMB3 Plugfest 2013

A Plugfest is a gathering of geeks; an opportunity for developers from different organizations to get together and throw virtual snowballs at one another’s products to see what breaks.  Plugfests are supposed to be fun, but also productive.  Participants learn … Continue reading

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2013 SNIA SDC Report

Once more unto the Storage Developer Conference This was the 10th anniversary year for the SDC.  It also marked my 15th anniversary as a Samba Team member and my 16th year attending what was originally known as “the CIFS Conference”.

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There is no free parking in Minneapolis

They’re called the Twin Cities, but if they really are twins they are clearly fraternal. Saint Paul and Minneapolis share the same river, the same weather, and the same big University.  One might also mention that they share the same … Continue reading

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Does This Count Against My Fifteen Minutes?

Geeks like to gather together in large groups, sort of like schools of fish or herds of four-legged grass-eating cheetah snacks. Perhaps it’s a primordial instinct. Perhaps we feel safer that way. Perhaps that’s why we go to conferences.

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In the news…paper.

Amalia’s name was in the role-call in this recent Pioneer Press listing of local National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. She was one of four homeschoolers listed.

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