[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Forty Seven]
Welcome to March 2021!
And when we start a new month, we dive into a new theme that combines dance with a technical focus – and March is for #BareMetal and #Butoh
But first the news:
- Dutch vaccination programme catches up and Leiden vaccine is close to coming on stream
- Little support for plan to give Covid-vaccinated people more freedom
- The Netherlands to trial rapid and home coronavirus tests
A bare-metal server is a computer server that hosts one tenant, or consumer, only. The term is used for distinguishing between servers that can host multiple tenants and which utilize virtualisation and cloud hosting. Such servers are used by a single consumer and are not shared between consumers. Each server may run any amount of work for a user, or have multiple simultaneous users, but they are dedicated entirely to the entity who is renting them. Unlike servers in a data center, they are not being shared between multiple customers.
Bare-metal servers are physical servers. Each server offered for rental is a distinct physical piece of hardware that is a functional server on its own. They are not virtual servers running in multiple pieces of shared hardware.
Butoh (舞踏, Butō) is a form of Japanese dance theatre that encompasses a diverse range of activities, techniques and motivations for dance, performance, or movement. Following World War II, butoh arose in 1959 through collaborations between its two key founders Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno. The art form is known to “resist fixity” and be difficult to define; notably, founder Hijikata Tatsumi viewed the formalisation of butoh with “distress”. Common features of the art form include playful and grotesque imagery, taboo topics, extreme or absurd environments, and it is traditionally performed in white body makeup with slow hyper-controlled motion. However, with time butoh groups are increasingly being formed around the world, with their various aesthetic ideals and intentions.Continue reading “The Dancing Engineer who loves #BareMetal and #Butoh”