There is of course only so many hours in the day.
Ever since I first read about ATA over Ethernet I have been wondering if I could use this as some form of redundant bad ass storage for a database or any other block like need.
The API is easy, and sure you could use it just as a filesystem, but you could also just write to the interface.
Read the link I provided... its one of those interesting technologies that isn't getting a lot of headlines but you know... its got an open source implementation and a number of OS'es now have drivers for it. For SAN it makes a lot of sense. For a block network implementation it could be pretty nifty.
I had promised myself that in December I would set aside a couple of days for myself to implement a prototype to play with, but it never happened.
I have a plane ride on Sunday to Boston... I wonder how much coding time I could get on the flight to write a quick prototype of a block storage means for MySQL....