WW: Colo Vending Machine
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.
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.
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