Tomorrow is my first day on site at the venue (I don’t get to leave again until the 11th of September). I was supposed to be down there today but some lingering issues with the 2140 imaging procedures and timings delayed my trip to the convention centre by a day. David Haysom sent me an empty e-mail today with the subject of “Techops no turning back” and this image attached:
It fills me with a combination of dread and anticipation – not sure which is overriding. Anyway – about the Internets – we have an order in play to get a 500mbps service installed for tech•ed. We have also been installing a private 300mbps circuit between the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and Pipe Networks DC2 as a diversity option and Plan B. For all our problems with City Pac and microwave options, it turned out that, upon actual examination of their records, Pipe were surprised to find they had fibre running RIGHT PAST THE FRONT DOOR.[youtube 57oMKJSADJ4]
We’re commissioning the Internet services on this link tomorrow (Tuesday the 25th of August) with the helpful guys from Over The Wire (the data centre we’re procuring the Internet connectivity from).
I’ll post some of the facts and figures from the commissioning exercise when we have collected the performance data.
P.S. Macca *possibly* could have made the effort to suggest I relocate. “Yeaaah mate … I heard the water in the pipe gurgling…” @#&^%@#@!