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corona virus! fiesta de sanfermín life pamplona

San Fermín 2021 🕰️ 🕰️

Ya falta menos.

(Copyright César Oroz Martija – La Tira de Oroz. Si tienes dinero compra unos libros y posters.)

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life video

The Hello Machine

When I worked in telecommunications (late 2000’s) Electronic Switching Systems had been pretty much taken over by software switching systems, but the proprietary hardware, closely coupled to the software, was still very much an important component.

While the call switching and routing was no longer achieved by thousands and thousands of hardware relays switching dedicated connections between each “phone line”, the hardware operated the same. The installation process was pretty much the same as in this video, recorded in 1974.

The thousands and thousands of interconnecting cables connecting each hardware module were still needed. The teams of men (99% of my colleagues were men) were still needed to “dress” the cables. This jobhad been outsourced to “installation” companies who employed teams of men – usually a foreman (“gaffer”) and his team of often young fellas – would travel to each datacentre, stay for 5-6 days and carry out the installation of the hardware, the cables.

It was then the job of the “commissioning” engineer to manually check all the hardware and cables were correctly connected and seated. This was a laborious and tedious job which took days.

Then came the software commissioning – configuring the software manually building-up line-by-line of the logical connections.

Once this was done, then loading the system configuration for the particular client network.

Pretty much everything done in this video was still being done 30+ years later.

Today the hardware is commercial-off-the-shelf computing servers like IBM Bladeservers. They’re essentially no different to a high-capacity webserver, mailserver, or router.

Instead of requiring separate teams of people for the installation, commissioning it’s now reduced to 1, maybe 2 people.

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life music video

Today’s #WorkMusic: Foghorn Stringband – Complete Concert Film

Set One

Set Two

Buy their music, and t-shirts, and stickers and tea-towels.

And when you’re finished that, listen to some Caleb Klauder and his country band music.

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life music video

Trallalero – Mamma dimmi perchè

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life music

Trallalero – Ricetta d’amou

Trallalero singing from Genova.

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life music video

Zangalewa Waka Waka Eh Eh

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comida / food mallorca spain

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mallorca mountains nature

Mallorca sunset

Mallorca sky

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mallorca nature spain the sea

Ses Olles

Cala Blava

Cala Blava

Cala Blava

Cala Blava

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comida / food mallorquí sandvich

Llonget de atún

Llonget de atún al estilo de Bar Molinar, desconstruido.

Llonget de atún con guindilla, al estilo de Bar Molinar, desconstruido.

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life

Our washing machine think’s it’s a Taiwanese rubbish truck

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architecture life mallorca nature spain street

Jardins de s’Hort del Rei

Jardins de s'Hort del Rei

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mallorca nature the sea

Es’ caragol

Es' caragol

Es' caragol

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architecture life mallorca spain

La Tulipa

La tulipa.

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comida / food mallorca spain

Ensaimada de sobrasada

Ensaimada de sobrasada

A Mallorquín pastry – pastry with sobrasada (a meat sausage with pimienta, strong flavour like fuet, nudja) topped with sugar.

Strong, but tasty with a coffee. Normally eaten on a celebration day.

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life mallorca spain

Peluquero Ventura

A cortar el pelo.

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ireland waterford

I loves me county

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mallorca

Words of the week!

Español

Penoso: painful

Pochada: poached (huevo/egg)

Encastre:

Mallorqui

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dublin family ireland life mallorca travel

LRNS walks around the world

Lindsay Road National School walks around the world

Dear Tombro & Flobro,

Your lovely card arrived this morning in Palma.

I’ve taken a picture of it in front of the bay of Palma. Right now it’s cold but sunny.

Le grá mór with (virtual) pógs agus cuddles

MUB and MAB

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mallorquí spain spanish language

Word of the week!

Español

Se lleva la palma: …takes the cake (phrase)

fauce: jaw