Posts by Adam Weichel


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1) Message boards : SETI@home Staff Blog : What's new about SETI@home v7 (Message 1379844)
Posted 11 Jun 2013 by Profile Adam Weichel
I love getting new toys! :)

Thanks for the heads-up, Eric.

I'm planning on getting a GeForce Titan this summer to throw into the mix, both for gaming and DC purposes. Can't wait to see how it does with CUDA units.

And as mentioned above, congrats on cracking 20M!


Adam
2) Message boards : Technical News : The New Year Unfolds... (Jan 10 2013) (Message 1327910)
Posted 16 Jan 2013 by Profile Adam Weichel
Matt - is there any hardware required presently, or are cash infusions the best way to make an impact? I keep meaning to harass Eric over FB, but he always mentions he'll ask you anyhow.

I could probably come up with HDDs, possibly some ECC DDR2/3 RAM (depending on the needs).

Let me know. :)

Adam
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Hardware Donations 2011 (Message 1114590)
Posted 8 Jun 2011 by Profile Adam Weichel
Yes, an updated hardware requirements thread would be good. :)
4) Message boards : News : Microdonations through Flattr. (Message 1114587)
Posted 8 Jun 2011 by Profile Adam Weichel
It's great to see that we have different options to make donations, especially for outside-of-US spots like Canada. :)

I'll continue to use Flattr, Eric. Thanks for making this possible!

Also, is there going to be an updated hardware thread?
5) Message boards : Technical News : Get Out of My House (Jan 18 2011) (Message 1068533)
Posted 20 Jan 2011 by Profile Adam Weichel
It's good to hear that everything's correctable, Matt. Is there an updated hardware requirement list that's available? Looking to donate some more parts in the spring. :)
6) Message boards : News : Workunit Shortage (Message 1056482)
Posted 16 Dec 2010 by Profile Adam Weichel
Please keep feeding my new GeForce GTX 480 rig (with AMD Phenom II X6 1055T and 16GB DDR3-1333 Mushkin RAM).

Cheers from North Bay, ON, Canada Matt! It's only been, oh... 4 years since we met on my sole visit to UCB. :)
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I'm slow, sorry about the delay :) (Message 555138)
Posted 28 Apr 2007 by Profile Adam Weichel
My wife and I were in Nevada for a week and a half, and as the trip was half work and half play, we took a (long) day's vacation in CA. We went to Alcatraz, the Jelly Belly factory and Ghirardelli Square amongst others.

One other stop (and I love my wife for coming along on this one) was to visit none other than Eric and the rest of the S@H gang.

I just want to take a moment to tip my hat (toque?) to Eric Korpela and the gang at SSL at UCB for the great tour. Eric was a most amazing host and I was able to learn more in one day about the science of SETI than I thought possible.

I've got a couple of (largely) pertinent pics to share. I'll edit when they're done uploading.

We really had a blast. OK, I had a blast and she thought the displays in the hall were cool. :)

Thanks again Eric!

Logan

EDIT - pics!

Two likely suspects, ready to be processed:


SETI@Home's overzealous security guards:


The view from the rear of SSL at Uni. of Cali., Berkeley:
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Eric / other SETI staff guys (Message 549366)
Posted 20 Apr 2007 by Profile Adam Weichel
Thanks, I appreciate it!

I'm not expecting much to be honest... I really dropped the ball on this and should have planned things better.

We only decided to go to San Fran yesterday!
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Eric / other SETI staff guys (Message 549277)
Posted 19 Apr 2007 by Profile Adam Weichel
I'm in Reno this week for work (and down till next Wednesday. I don't know why I didn't think of this earlier this week or before that.

What are my chances of a tour of SSL and the SETI datacenter tomorrow? (I know, UBER short notice!)

Eric, could you email me on my work account? It's the only one I'm really checking while on the road for two weeks.

My wife and I are done the work portion of our trip and we're on vacation now till the 25th. :)

Hope we can work something out!

Thanks,

Logan

EDIT - we're leaving Reno at 6AM or so tomorrow for San Francisco... and I'm assuming the Berkeley, CA I'm seeing in Google Maps is the same one you guys are at :)

Hopeless Canadian Touristnewb here! I fly everywhere, so a driving trip to CA seemed like fun.
10) Message boards : SETI@home Staff Blog : Donate Hardware II (Message 531701)
Posted 15 Mar 2007 by Profile Adam Weichel
I'm kinda waylaid at the moment for cash, but once I reclaim some money I've loaned the government for free, I plan on helping out with RAM or HDDs.

Sorry that I've been incommunicado for a while, things are heating up here at work.

Keep crunching folks!
11) Message boards : Technical News : Hurricane (Feb 21 2007) (Message 522704)
Posted 24 Feb 2007 by Profile Adam Weichel
Nice work! Big infrastructure / ISP moves are always a pain, no matter how much planning. The smoothness of the transfer is a testament to just how professional and competent the S@H tech staff are.

Congrats on a very successful migration.
12) Message boards : Technical News : Kryten woes (Jan 31 2007) (Message 516450)
Posted 12 Feb 2007 by Profile Adam Weichel
Logan

You have email...

Are switches still needed? I'll have like 8-9 3COM, unmanaged 10/100Mbit switches coming available at the office in the next month or so as we finally finish our transfer to our new 1Gbit LAN.

I'm sure I can score 3-4 of them, easy, as I'll be sharing some with my network technician and perhaps both of my bosses.

Plus, if some are needed immediately, I have 2 3COM 24-port switches of the same variety sitting unused on a shelf here in my basement. I'd be happy to box them up and send them down to CA.

Otherwise, in another month or so, I may just buy a 3COM / whatever brand you want 24-port gigabit switch and send it down. Better yet, I can buy it and have it drop-shipped.

Actually, double good idea time: I'll buy it at my ridiculous discount through Dell and have it drop-shipped to SSL? That makes sense. No customs or anything to sweat.

MMM Pappa or Eric, drop me a line with how many switches you need and if any 100Mbit hardware will suffice for some lesser-traffic hosts.

I can probably get a decent discount on these: http://configure.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?CS=CALCA1&l=en&c=ca&s=biz&kc=6W300&oc=OCPWC2724_RBP_REL

Thanks :)



Pappa,

Got them. I've gotta mark you guys as safe in the spam filter ;)
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Youtube video - what does it look like to you? (Message 516449)
Posted 12 Feb 2007 by Profile Adam Weichel
Seeing as the video has now been removed... what was it?
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Went looking for ET today (Message 516049)
Posted 11 Feb 2007 by Profile Adam Weichel
I found these guys instead:



I'll keep looking. :p
15) Message boards : Technical News : Kryten woes (Jan 31 2007) (Message 515844)
Posted 10 Feb 2007 by Profile Adam Weichel
Are switches still needed? I'll have like 8-9 3COM, unmanaged 10/100Mbit switches coming available at the office in the next month or so as we finally finish our transfer to our new 1Gbit LAN.

I'm sure I can score 3-4 of them, easy, as I'll be sharing some with my network technician and perhaps both of my bosses.

Plus, if some are needed immediately, I have 2 3COM 24-port switches of the same variety sitting unused on a shelf here in my basement. I'd be happy to box them up and send them down to CA.

Otherwise, in another month or so, I may just buy a 3COM / whatever brand you want 24-port gigabit switch and send it down. Better yet, I can buy it and have it drop-shipped.

Actually, double good idea time: I'll buy it at my ridiculous discount through Dell and have it drop-shipped to SSL? That makes sense. No customs or anything to sweat.

MMM Pappa or Eric, drop me a line with how many switches you need and if any 100Mbit hardware will suffice for some lesser-traffic hosts.

I can probably get a decent discount on these: http://configure.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?CS=CALCA1&l=en&c=ca&s=biz&kc=6W300&oc=OCPWC2724_RBP_REL

Thanks :)
16) Message boards : Technical News : Who is --fqdn? (Feb 08 2007) (Message 515536)
Posted 10 Feb 2007 by Profile Adam Weichel
[…] a FQDN is supposed to end with a period […]


Not wishing to be pickily argumentative on a minor subject, but I haven't seen it done that way, Odysseus.

Not to say that you're wrong: I've just never seen it done that way.

Well, I’m far from expert—and Wikipedia isn’t always the most reliable source—but see their article on FQDN.

P.S. They do say, “In practice, the dot is almost always omitted in everyday applications ….”


You're correct on both accounts... it "is" the way things are properly done, but seeing as all major browsers auto-resolve to having the TLD as the last portion of the FQDN, the final period is an interesting and technically active footnote in DNS and Internet lore.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Donations to Help Keep Seti Alive (Message 511325)
Posted 31 Jan 2007 by Profile Adam Weichel
Eric / Pappa,

Can one of you send me an email at work today before 3:30PM EST or so with the shipping address for the server board / RAM?

I've got it boxed and ready to ship, but I dutifully left the printout of the shipping address you sent to my home account... at home. Doh! If not, it's alright... I'll just staple the printout to my forehead and ship it tomorrow.

Yes, that was a joke. :)

Thanks,

Adam
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Donations to Help Keep Seti Alive (Message 507062)
Posted 22 Jan 2007 by Profile Adam Weichel
Adam

Contact me al.setiboinc (at)gmail.com and I will see what we can do to put you in touch with Eric. I will also let him know of the offer...


You have an email.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Donations to Help Keep Seti Alive (Message 506774)
Posted 21 Jan 2007 by Profile Adam Weichel
I'm not known to these forums, but I have been around SETI@Home since 2002 in varying capacities of end-user participation.

As a Sys Admin for an international mining contractor in Northern Ontario, Canada, I'd be happy to see what I could cobble together to go towards a new SETI@Home / SETI Beta data server.

I'd be more than happy to discuss the required details with anyone with a few minutes of time... perhaps I can contribute at least a few parts towards a new box.

My email address is bound to my forum / BOINC account and I have VoIP at home so long distance calls to California are nothing for me... literally :)

Monetarily, I'll be more than happy to help out the project once tax time is dealt with here at home *grumbles*.

Again, I know I'm not known so I don't expect the red carpet to be rolled out. However, if we can be made aware of what level of parts are required for the new data server, I'll see what I can do as I always have plenty of VARs and other suppliers that are promising me extras that they have lying around for next to nothing.

Thanks

Adam


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