Saturday, June 21, 2008

Navisite FORM 4 filing

The Reporting Person files this Form 4 to disclose that it has terminated all borrowing facilities that used some of the Issuer's shares owned by the Reporting Person as collateral. The Reporting Person has terminated its arrangements with a lender from which it had borrowed $6.5 million on a limited recourse basis. The lender has informed the Reporting Person that it has sold the 1,254,800 shares of the Issuer (the "Loan Shares") the lender was holding in connection with the loan, which was otherwise without recourse to the Reporting Person, but the lender did not disclose to the Reporting Person the date and the price of the sale. The Reporting Person did not authorize such sale, has determined not to do any further business with such lender, and is investigating its legal rights and remedies with respect to such lender's unauthorized sale of the Loan Shares

Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)

1.254.800 D

Tier 1 Research - SoftLayer quickly adds CDN customers

Tier 1 Research headline:

>>SoftLayer quickly adds CDN customers; will bundle keep them on board?

SoftLayer Technologies is off to a fast start in the CDN business, topping 100 customers in just over a month of selling the service. Those customers have been clamoring for a few tweaks to the offering, and SoftLayer has worked with its technology partner, Internap, to implement several of the ...

Friday, June 20, 2008

My 9/19/08 uWink Hollywood visit

from the IH message board:

>>--the 3D motion-activated game outside of the restaurant is really cool and often times created a mini crowd of people watching....great attention-getter

--this location is a lot bigger, more roomy than the Woodland Hills location...very different with a lot more potential. Everything from the music, the lighting, the look, the feel, the furniture, the colors was a massive upgrade to the Woodland Hills one....and I thought the 1st one looked good! This new one makes Woodland hills look like dog shit in comparison

--no longer an ID RFID card....just swipe your driver's license or credit card to get started...pretty neat...built into the machines too (which also got upgrades in outward appearance)....the computer's interface has had major more professional and fun and more user-friendly improvements...and comes in around I believe it was 6 different languages to choose from! Great for international visitors (and potential franchises)

--the place was about half full at 8:30pm and maybe 25% full when we left around 10pm....which seemed decent compared to the other restaurants in the building

--two minor (literally, lol) celebrities were eating there with their moms.... 15 year old Nathan Kress from the show iCarly on Nickelodeon and some other girl who's name I forget....Lexi something?

--1st hour is free for games and entertainment....after that you have to order more stuff to get free credits or buy more credits

--"grouping" worked perfectly this time...all of our food came out together even though they were ordered one at a time

--I ordered a chocolate cake for dessert then 30 seconds later I ordered a second one for a different member of our party....within seconds somebody came out to verify that I wanted two chocolate cakes...I found that interesting because that was exactly my suggestion for the problem uNintendo pointed out!....apparently the double order sent a red flag to the kitchen which triggered a human to verify the order before making it

--this new location has booths, round tables, and even big round tables...very accomodative unlike Woodland Hills to parties of 5 or 6 getting a total of 3 screens at a round table...this place was a far more comfortable setting for parties of any size!

--the iBar was cool as a first step....nothing Earth-shattering (yet) but 1000 times cooler than just the usual boring bar top....lots of plans I was told for the future with it including games

--cool restaurant-wide games....and games for the entire table

--Mountain View location is scheduled to soft open August 11 I was told by one of the will be a little smaller than the Hollywood location but with a similar layout

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Microsoft's Newest Mega Data Centers

Information Week - Microsoft's Chicago data center is just beginning to get into shape.

Microsoft's Chicago data center is just beginning to get into shape.

Microsoft has enlisted Turner Construction to build its San Antonio data center and several others. When completed, the front gates will stop a speeding Mack truck. Microsoft's data center team: L to R, its Eddie Reed, data center manager, San Antonio; Nick Bustamonte, facilities program manager, San Antonio; Michael Manos, general manager, data center services; Buon Keopradith, technical program manager, San Antonio; Joel Stone, area data center manager, North America West. Offices and cubicles (plus, eventually, an XBox 360) inside this control room will make for cozy working environs. Just like at any industrial park, trucks will pull up to these bays to drop off and pick up equipment. Workers take a lunch break. At the project's peak, there were 960 people working to build the San Antonio data center. Mike Manos, Microsoft's general manager for data center services, stands in front of the Manos Tree, an old growth tree saved during construction. Since the data center site wasn't flat land, Microsoft had to dig up to 30 feet down on one side to level the ground. It's a 1.3 mile walk all the way around Microsoft's San Antonio data center. In total, the building itself covers 475,000 square feet, or almost 11 acres. Downtown San Antonio rises through the hot Texas haze from the roof of the data center. White roofs make for more energy efficient data centers, Microsoft has found. Microsoft won't say exactly how many security layers San Antonio's data center has, but there's a heavy fence around most of the property, backed by thick woods. At Microsoft's newest data center in Chicago, it's hard to tell that's what's being built. The second floor will house data center components in shipping containers. Microsoft's containerized data centers will have "spine" of wires and pipes that supply power, cooling and other resources to each container. Microsoft's Chicago data center is just beginning to get into shape.

Nanog 43 - Lane Patterson, Equinix

New York - New Jersey overview

 NY1: 16 customers (3 on 10GbE)
 NY2: 7 customers (1 on 10GbE)
 NY3: 13 customers (3 on 10GbE)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Photo Essay: uWink Hollywood & Highland Media Party

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>>The new 7,300-square-foot Hollywood & Highland location of uWink (its first location is in Woodland Hills) opens to the general public tonight at 5pm. But last night we were able to take a sneak peek of the high-tech interactive restaurant at the media party where we had free reign over the food menu and extensive cocktail list and could order directly through a touchscreen at our tables instead of going through a waiter.

the interactive bar table

The newest addition to uWink's gadgets: the interactive bar table