[Bioclusters] Re: Bioclusters digest, Vol 1 #301 - 2 msgs

Jonathan B. Horen bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Fri, 11 Jul 2003 19:14:28 +0300

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Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 18:04:08 +0100
From: Karl Podesta <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E"
To: <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated"
Subject: Re: [Bioclusters] Informal Survey
Reply-To: <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated"

On Thu, Jul 10, 2003 at 11:24:37AM -0400, Timothy E. Miller wrote:
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  <pre wrap=""><span class="moz-txt-citetags">&gt; </span>Well, since that accidentally went public, I'll add that "most bang
<span class="moz-txt-citetags">&gt; </span>for least currency" should also take into account people/management 
<span class="moz-txt-citetags">&gt; </span>resource costs as well as simple hardware costs.
<span class="moz-txt-citetags">&gt; </span>
<span class="moz-txt-citetags">&gt; </span>Saving US$10k on hardware only to require having to hire an extra
<span class="moz-txt-citetags">&gt; </span>full-time person to continually manage the poor quality gear is <b
 class="moz-txt-star"><span class="moz-txt-tag">*</span>NOT<span
<span class="moz-txt-citetags">&gt; </span>a bargain by any stretch of the imagination.
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&gt; Interesting whether 'management resource costs' would extend to buying
&gt; a subscription to a magazine for their employees, in the context of
&gt; Douglas's posted survey.

The last time my employer sent me to a course was October 1996, at IBM in London (I was sysadmin for a 64-node SP2).  He was so tight with the money that I couldn't afford a hotel, and stayed in a youth hostel (Rotherhide).  It was nice, and I enjoyed myself, but would've preferred that the decision came from ideology, rather than out of economic necessity.

A magazine? I can't get USENIX/SAGE membership...

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