Marc Ford has been a fixture in the live music scene for years. As a seminal guitar player for the Black Crowes in the nineties, Ford went on to record with artists such as Widespread Panic, Gov’t Mule, Ben Harper and more after leaving the band, forming a succesful career as a studio musician and producer. Recently, Ford has been performing as a solo artist, releasing a bevy of solo albums that culminated with his impressive 2016 release The Vulture, and he’s also a part of Rich Robinson‘s crew of former Black Crowes bandmates called Magpie Salute. Over the years, Ford has proven himself to be an excellent blues guitarist as well as a proficient Americana songwriter.Back in November, Ford stopped by Futureappletree in Rock Island, IL to perform a session for online music subscription service Daytrotter. Ford performed the song’s lead single, “Devils in the Details”, as well as “The Ghetto Is Everywhere”, “The Vulture”, “Same Coming Up”, and “Shalimar Dreams”, all from The Vulture as well. It was a great and stirring performance that truly showcased the best of Marc Ford and what he has to offer.Thankfully for those who don’t subscribe to Daytrotter, Paste Magazine is streaming the show, and all five songs from the set are embedded below for your listening pleasure. Also included below is a recently released video of Ford performing with the Neptune Blues Club performing Deep Water” in a session for Reverb.com./
More than 400 Cambridge 8th graders recently convened on Harvard’s campus for the annual Science and Engineering Showcase sponsored by the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).Now in its ninth year, the event gives the Cambridge students the opportunity to present their science projects and findings to classmates, teachers, parents, and Harvard students and professors.“This event is such a great example of how our city, our schools and our colleges and universities can work together to support our young people. The world needs your creativity, your inventiveness, your genius and your originality. Each new idea opens a door to the next,” said Cambridge Mayor Marc McGovern.“We need problem solvers,” said Kenneth Salim, superintendent of Cambridge Public Schools. “We need people who are going to be creative. Who are going to be environmentalists, computer scientists, and researchers, as well as the politicians, the community leaders, and others — and having that understanding of science is going to make you a better leader and a better community member no matter what you decide to pursue.”Projects varied, and included building a solar powered water filtration system, creating all-natural bug repellent, and examining the role of female engineers throughout history.“The diversity of projects and the level of student engagement was inspiring to see — not only were students excited to present their own work, but were also eager to ask each other questions. This kind of curiosity and questioning is the foundation of a science literate society, and that energy was apparent throughout the day. My hope is that through this partnership and others at the high school level, we can continue to nurture that spark in each student,” said Kathryn Hollar, director of community programs and diversity outreach at SEAS.Teachers say students learn about more than just the science – they’re learning how to present their findings, work in teams and answer questions – all skills that are equally as important as the scientific knowledge they’re gaining.“I love seeing kids investigate and try to solve problems, and then sharing their projects across the district,” said Janet MacNeil, the JrK-12 science curriculum coordinator at Cambridge Public Schools. “Students looked at how to use science and engineering to solve problems. Our aim was to get them thinking about how to solve these relevant problems locally and across the world.”The best part, MacNeil said, is that the students are the drivers of this learning. “They get to study something that they’re interested in, and by doing so, learn about the science and engineering model. About how to identity a problem. Ask questions. Analyze data. Communicate. These are all important life skills whether they’re going to be scientists or not,” MacNeil continued.Paul Andrew, vice president of Harvard Public Affairs and Communications, encouraged students to take advantage of the various programs and offerings all across campus. “We want you to consider yourselves very much a part of our community, as we are so honored to be part of yours.”
Isilon is uniquely differentiated from traditional storage to enable organizations manage high volume of safety and security data with greater reliability and scalability. With traditional NAS solutions, the larger the data environment becomes, the more complex and time-consuming it is to manage the growing number of storage silos. And at some point, system performance begins to degrade. As shown below, Isilon OneFS is a single file system with single namespace and enables a single volume to be shared by all the camera streams—thus saving enormous amounts of time in initial set-up. Isilon enables organizations to build a scale-out data lake where they can store their safety and security data, lower management costs and eliminate islands or silos of storage.Figure 1: Management of Data (Traditional NAS vs. Isilon)Due to their inherently complex architecture, traditional storage systems are difficult to scale – from both a performance and capacity perspective. Another issue with a traditional system is that, as data volume grows and the system begins to fill, system performance typically begins to decline, making it harder to meet SLAs and line-of-business user requirements. Figure 2 shows it’s easy to expand capacity and performance with Isilon’s scale-out architecture – simply add additional Isilon nodes as needed to your existing cluster. This means that with Isilon, it is easy to maintain and improve SLAs as your data environment grows in scale and with additional workloads. Organizations can increase cluster capacity to PBs of storage by simply adding another node — with no downtime or disruption of their safety and security solution.Figure 2: Ability to Scale (Traditional NAS vs. Isilon)Traditional NAS storage environments are management intensive. Storage tiering can be done but it is typically a very manual process. Traditional NAS solutions also often require manual tracking and relocation of volumes to eliminate hot spots. Unlike traditional NAS which uses RAID for data protection, Isilon uses a much more efficient and highly resilient Reed-Solomon erasure code data protection that enables 80 percent or more storage utilization. This means with Isilon, you need less raw storage to support data storage requirements than you would need with traditional NAS. As shown in Figure 3, Isilon offers automated, policy-based storage tiering between All-Flash, Hybrid and Archive performance tiers so that you can optimize your storage resources. Features such as auto-balancing and auto-failover help IT admins / system administrators sleep better at night knowing their data is safeguarded.Figure 3: Data Availability and Reliability (Traditional NAS vs. Isilon)To learn more about how Dell Technologies can help modernize storage infrastructure to support your digital transformation goals, visit our website. Ranking by 3Q2019 vendor revenue. IDC WW Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, 2019 Q3 historical release, December 6, 2019. IDC WW Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, 2019 Q2, September 5, 2019 – Vendor Revenue Technology is disrupting the safety and security world. Increasingly higher pixel resolution, a growing number of cameras, and longer video retention requirements are examples of the challenges many organizations currently face.Dell Technologies provides the infrastructure that will enable organizations to meet the challenges of storing, managing and retaining data sets while reducing risk and cost of ownership. As the number one provider of enterprise storage, we bring years of experience and expertise to the safety and security market. And Dell EMC Isilon, the industry’s #1 family of scale-out network-attached storage systems, is purpose-built for demanding and data intensive safety and security workloads.This video shows how Isilon scale-out NAS enables organizations to effectively meet top challenges in safety and security: Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:07Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -3:07 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsen (Main), selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.