About Mark Slatem

Mark, a self-confessed coffee addict, Sci-fi enthusiast and Nature lover. Found most days perched in front of his Macbook - playing with cool web stuff. He lives in gorgeous Melbourne Australia with his wife and son. When not working he can be found reading a book or strolling on the beach listening to podcasts. Follow @trentster

Posts by Mark Slatem:

Fukushima : Reality Dysfunction

Before we begin, let us ask the question “what if ?” Prior to examining the facts or coming to any conclusions, let us ask ourselves what if the reality of a disaster had already been established? What if the facts had already been scientifically verified and confirmed by the world’s best experts and credible scientists?(…)

SmartOS Project-FiFo 0.3.3 Release Screencast

This Project FiFo SmartOS Screencast covers: — New 0.3.3 Release — Watch on you tube in HD 720P Release Highlights Responsive vm details view New VM “about” page with live update notifications New global icon for service availability New web interface zones console VM package resizing VM custom metadata (alias, resolvers, description, color attributes) Add(…)

Blazingly Fast AFP on a SmartOS Zone

I recently came to the conclusion that my home openindiana ZFS storage servers could be put to much better use being repurposed as SmartOS compute nodes. If your ZFS storage servers are anything like mine, they sit with their cpu’s idle most of the time even when they are sending or receiving ZFS IO. With(…)

Project-FIFO 0.3 SmartOS Cloud Screencast

ThIS version is outdated – please watch the new version 0.6.0 SCREENCAST : http://blog.smartcore.net.au/smartos-gui-project-fifo-0-6-0-demo/ Note: a HD 720p version can be watched on youtube directly. This SmartOS Screencast covers: – New 0.3.0 version of Project-FIFO open-source SmartOS Suite – New Architecture Overview – Zone installation and setup – Multi SmartOS node management – VM Creation(…)