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  # 2259039 16-Jun-2019 10:14
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Great evening thanks for beer and pizza @JasonParis

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  # 2259041 16-Jun-2019 10:14
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A good time was had. Thanks to all involved. Great to catch up with some old friends!




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  # 2259048 16-Jun-2019 10:38
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The Chorus exchange/lab tour

 

Yesterday I was one of 5 lucky punters to be given a guided tour of the Chorus building in Cambridge Terrace by Brent @bmarquis.

 

Many thanks to Brent and to Chorus.  🙂

 

Here are some random photos from The Lab:

 

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The router testing setup (various ISPs)

 

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2 x DSLAMS

 

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4 x antique Conklins (lower racks) - soon to become extinct.

 

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8 X 50km reels of single-strand fibre for "long distance" testing.

 

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  # 2259052 16-Jun-2019 10:46
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Thanks for the good night all! Was great to put more names to faces!

Thanks @jasonparis for all the drinks!

Onto the Auckland one?




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  # 2259152 16-Jun-2019 17:20
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Had a great time last night, meeting up with a bunch of people I knew and putting faces to names of those I didn't.

Thanks @freitasm for organizing. Thanks @JasonParis for the sponsorship.

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  # 2259157 16-Jun-2019 18:06
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The Chorus exchange/lab tour

 

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Those are the cleanest Conklins I've ever seen.


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  # 2259158 16-Jun-2019 18:09
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toejam316:


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The Chorus exchange/lab tour


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Those are the cleanest Conklins I've ever seen.


@bmarquis probably spent all of Friday polishing them.




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hio77:
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The Chorus exchange/lab tour


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Those are the cleanest Conklins I've ever seen.


@bmarquis probably spent all of Friday polishing them.

They look wrong when they don't have a thin film of filth on them and aren't just shoved into a box at a jaunty angle.

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  # 2259222 16-Jun-2019 18:59
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toejam316:

 

 

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The Chorus exchange/lab tour

 

<SNIP>

 

 

Those are the cleanest Conklins I've ever seen.

 



 

Here is the Conklin close-up. Enjoy!

 





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  # 2259245 16-Jun-2019 20:07
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Thanks Guys for an awesome night. I wont be having Pizza for quite some time. Thanks also to Brent for the Chorus Lab tour. Even though you were speaking a different language it was interesting. Good to meet the Mods and another user I had trouble remembering #Blackjack the base just clicked tonight.Nice trip down on the train unfortunately the view not good there and back mountain wise. I spent my day time hours geocaching on foot the streets of downtown and Harbour since my arrival Thursday evening. Stayed at a nearby hotel The Cambridge Hotel which was useful. Hope to see people at the next Auckland one





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  # 2259262 16-Jun-2019 21:37
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Thanks everyone! And also thanks @bmarquis for the lab tour - it was very interesting!

 

Was a shame I couldn't stick around for long but was great to meet some of you chaps!





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hio77: @bmarquis probably spent all of Friday polishing them.


How did you know?
I even gave them a bit of a tickle up right before everyone arrived.
I knew they would be the star of the show. 100gbps? 10GPON? Nah, show me the Conklin!

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  # 2259297 17-Jun-2019 08:32
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Conklin? Luxury! Back in my day.... Oh yeah, no internet back then.. Subs PCM just to get phone service to country folk.

Was an excellent night, thanks all! Been a great weekend in Wellington all up. Heading back to reality later today.




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My wife enjoyed her time in the city whilst I geeked out over Conklins and tech talk. Pretty much I've been told I have to go to the next Wellington event too :)

 

 





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Linux: Great evening thanks for beer and pizza @JasonParis

John

 

 

 

Good to hear that everyone enjoyed themselves! Thanks for the thanks!

 

 

 

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