WW: Colo Vending Machine

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Feb 17 19:39:34 CST 2012


I have, on occasion been away from my laptop and gotten the call to go to the colo and deal with XYZ hardware problem and the colo was either: A in the opposite or orthogonal direction from  my house and significantly closer or B the colo was between my present location.

In such cases, I will occasionally stop by the colo without going home to retrieve the laptop. 90% of the time it works out OK. 10% of the time I end up leaving the colo, going home, retrieving the laptop and returning to the colo. Obviously, if there was a loaner laptop available for a $15 rental in the colo as described, it would probably be worth $15 to me and/or my organization to avoid the delay and bother of the round-trip between colo and home.

Owen

On Feb 17, 2012, at 2:55 PM, Jason Baugher wrote:

> Do you guys ride your bike to the colo and show up in shorts and a t-shirt? Who goes to the colo without things like their laptop?
> 
> 
> On 2/17/2012 4:22 PM, Rodrick Brown wrote:
>> On Feb 17, 2012, at 1:35 PM, Jay Ashworth<jra at baylink.com>  wrote:
>> 
>>> Please post your top 3 favorite components/parts you'd like to see in a
>>> vending machine at your colo; please be as specific as possible; don't
>>> let vendor specificity scare you off.
>>> 
>> atom based 10" laptop with serial interface and cable. $15 day charge would rock!
>> 
>> 4 Port 10/100/1000 hub. $20?
>> 
>> USB sticks  2/4/8GB
>> 
>> Cage nuts various common sizes.
>> 
>> Vending machine should double as wireless AP with open Internet access $5 should give you AP code and min 8 hour access time.
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone.
>> 
>>> Cheers,
>>> -- jra
>>> -- 
>>> Jay R. Ashworth                  Baylink                       jra at baylink.com
>>> Designer                     The Things I Think                       RFC 2100
>>> Ashworth&  Associates     http://baylink.pitas.com         2000 Land Rover DII
>>> St Petersburg FL USA      http://photo.imageinc.us             +1 727 647 1274
>>> 
>> 
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