Archive for June, 2011

Senna the movie

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Well, just been to see the film and here’s what I think

A) the racing footage is amazing, very low level and gives you a real sense of the excitement and challenge of getting round the track at high speed, far more so that you get on TV

B) even though I’ve said the above, what the long duration drivers eye view shots show is how slow the cars seem to go ….. Again, maybe something to do with the angle

C) Alain Prost is definitely NOT portrayed as the villain of the piece. You can tell by the way he looks at Senna and talks to him that he really likes him but as senior driver is exasperated at times. Yes, he was upset by a y Kung whippersnapper coming in, going fasternand beating him when he was not only lead driver in the team but also World Champion but thats only to be expected

D) both Senna and Prost did things to win their world championships that they would be less than proud of later on …. But this just shows the will to win at the very top in any sport

E) the scenes of the 3 crashes at Imola are very moving. It’s obvious from the film that Ratzenberger was dead at the time so the footage is quite shocking. To see Senna walking and talking knowing that he only has hours to live is quite distressing, especially when you see him on the grid with only minutes left …… You hope that the ending will change but know it won’t.

All of that said the one thing that everyone should understand is that Ayrtons charity has educated more than 12 million children, far more of an achievement than anything he ever managed in racing. A lasting legacy of which anyone would be justifiably proud.

Also, this movie has reinvented the BioPic using footage of t he person themselves to tell the story. Yes, it’s a documentary but it is also the story of a mans life who managed to achieve everything he set out to do and left the world a better place.

Is it a great movie ? I think it’s one of the best films you will see this year whether you are an F1 fan or not. A simple story honestly and fairly told.

Estimates of Bandwidth Required by XenDesktop

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Parameter (medium workloads)

XenDesktop Bandwidth

XenDesktop with Branch Repeater

Office

43 kbps  

31 kbps  

Internet

85 kbps  

38 kbps  

Printing

553-593 kbps  

155-180 kbps  

Flash Video

174 kbps  

128 kbps  

Standard WMV Video

464 kbps  

148 kbps  

High Definition WMV Video

1812 kbps  

206 kbps  

Idle

Minimal  

Minimal  

Ports used by NetScaler

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Port

Type

Use

Secure

22/TCP

HTTP

SSH

Secure

80/TCP

HTTP

GUI web front-end, XML-API

Non-secure

161/UDP

HTTP

SNMP request/response traffic (polling)

Non-secure

162/UDP

HTTP

SNMP traps

Non-secure

443/TCP

HTTPS

GUI web front end, XML-API

Secure

3003/UDP

HTTP

High availability heartbeat

Non-secure

3008/TCP

HTTPS

GUI Java applet, high availability communication

Secure

3009/TCP

HTTPS

High availability communication, GSLB MEP communication

Secure

3010/TCP

HTTP

GUI Java applet, high availability communication

Non-secure

3011/TCP

HTTP

High availability communication, GSLB MEP communication

Non-secure