Streaming after report

Peak Clients
Peak clients

The dry-run live streaming event that happened on the 10th went well. With very little in the way of advance publicity, we peaked at about 40 clients and I’m not sure we ever handed any clients off to any of the other servers. Next up is something on May 13th, hopefully.

Windows Server 2003 and Exchange 2000

It’s not my job anymore, but I can’t pass up the opportunity to comment on KC’s post about Exchange 2000 and Windows Server 2003.

In the year or so after we made that decision, I had countless discussions with customers who thought we made the decision for fiscal reasons, we were just trying to squeeze more money out of our customers, etc etc… let’s just say that it’s really frustrating to have your customers think you’re evil. 🙂

I’ll count myself as one of those customers, though I never got a chance to comment directly to KC or anyone else at Microsoft. But, it’s good to know that MS isn’t always just a looking for another way to make a quick buck or using forced obsolescence. Also, I can only imagine what happens when someone two or three levels above you tells someone else two or three levels above them that you said it can’t be done.

Some history

I was going through some old mail archives and I found this:

Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 01:02:01 -0500
Subject: Auto Reset of ipfwadm stats
Tue Apr 29 01:02:01 CDT 1997
Stats for yesterday:
IP accounting rules
 pkts bytes dir prot source               destination          ports
  144 28693 i/o all anywhere             n/a
 7336 2332K i/o all anywhere             n/a
    0     0 i/o all anywhere             n/a
    0     0 i/o all anywhere             n/a

That’s just the earliest mail I can find, it was running before April. Hard to believe we’ve had dialup running in Hoopeston for more than 10 years.


Actual streaming!
Actual streaming clients

One of the “services” I’m responsible for has been floating adrift for a couple of years without any real users. When it was handed to me, it came with a directive to support the campus Multimedia Users Group, and we are starting to ramp up. There will be a dry-run, proof-of-concept event streamed live April 10th at 4:00 pm. You’ll need Real Player or Real Alternative (preferred) to watch it. Hopefully I’ll have a URL posted here later today…