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Things that make you go hmmmm – April 4, 2008

Check out this week’s edition of entertaining, and mostly virtualization related posts and articles.

11-year-old takes school network by the horns

“When Victory Baptist School, a small private school in Sherwood, Ark., was struggling to keep its computer network together last year, an 11-year-old student named Jon Penn stepped in as network manager.”

As Mike D points out, Virtualization is easy enough for an 11 year old.

http://www.networkworld.com/cgi-bin/mailto/x.cgi?pagetosend=/export/home/httpd/htdocs/news/2008/032708-netkid.html&pagename=/news/2008/032708-netkid.html&pageurl=

Parking Lot Virtualization

‘It took a rather lengthy iterative search, but we eventually found the car. As we walked, my colleague and I joked about this as “parking lot virtualization”. Our vehicle was moved from one slot to another to better fulfill the changing needs of the parking environment over time. This struck a chord with us, having just been discussing some of the challenges with virtualization.’

A post by travis.broughton relating an experience where he parked his car in a lot where the attendants made him leave his keys in the car. A funny scenario that is the introduction to a great article about how virtualization can impact data center administration.

http://communities.intel.com/openport/blogs/it/2007/09/11/parking-lot-virtualization

Google Custom Time

“Just click “Set custom time” from the Compose view. Any email you send to the past appears in the proper chronological order in your recipient’s inbox. You can opt for it to show up read or unread by selecting the appropriate option.”

“I just got two tickets to Radiohead by being the ‘first’ to respond to a co-worker’s ‘first-come, first-serve’ email. Someone else had already won them, but I told everyone to check their inboxes again. Everyone sort of knows I used Custom Time on this one, but I’m denying it.”

April Fool’s Joke by Google that introduces a new feature of Gmail that lets you send email back in time.

http://mail.google.com/mail/help/customtime/index.html

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