One of the FAILpods in my office has just suggested it may be time for me to “update my Desktop Environment”. I may have to stab him to death using a broken Vista install disk….
The Temple of Bague Wasting bandwidth since 1997 - Now in our 25th wasteful year!
Geekery / October 30, 2008 / John / 0
Well, there’s a turn up for the books! It appears that Phorm are being dropped by Orange. Hopefully more ISPs will follow suit. In an interview with the Financial Times, a representative from Orange said: â€œPrivacy is in our DNA, so we need to be honest and clear about what we are doing. We have
Geekery / September 29, 2008 / John / 0
Ok, so we all know there’s The Oracle Way and The Wrong Way (at least according to Oracle DBAs who aren’t me). Well, today I had to renew the SSL cert for an iAS installation. This isn’t something that would make me think twice – I’ve been dealing with SSL setups since 1996, or thereabouts,
Geekery / September 24, 2008 / John / 4
I’ve just had a server returned by a client. Apparently it keeps overheating and dying. It’s a 1u box and they swear blind they’ve left a ventilation gap and have aircon in the server room. So, I popped the lid and had a look. Â The first thing that struck me was the amount of muck,
Geekery / September 12, 2008 / John / 0
Ok, so I have a couple of Solaris LDOMs running on a big Ã¼ber-core SPARC T5240. I also have a pile of old E220s, Netras and 450s running an Oracle based webapp that I’m migrating to LDOMs as a proof of concept. Except they’re on separate networks and the gateway is a little linux box.
Geekery, Ramblings / September 3, 2008 / John / 0
Ok, so the mighty mouse is a thing of beauty. It’s an accurate, comfortable and pretty mouse. Except it has a tiny little pea-sized rollerball embedded in the top for scrolling in 360 degrees. The trouble is, gunge, oose and muck get in there and, if it blocks the sensors, stops the scrollball from working.
Geekery / August 21, 2008 / John / 0
Ok, so we have a Linux box sitting at our colo doing, amongst other things, some ASP stuff. Thing is, this server is a little broken. Someone, at some point in time prior to me working here, decided in their infinite knowledge and wisdom to ‘transfer’ one machine to another by rsyncing random bits of
Geekery / July 30, 2008 / John / 3
I was speaking to Mr Daniels today and waxing lyrical, as is my wont, about the lovely messaging system in objective C. He commented that something I said was a really nice metaphor so I thought I’d post it here. Objective C, as you might know, uses square braces (these ) as part of its
Geekery / July 15, 2008 / John / 0
Been listening to a (n awesome) podcast for the past few mornings. It’s an ongoing series as part of the Wizards of the Coast D & D podcast that’s a live session of the guys from Penny Arcade playing 4th Edition D & D. Some of them, believe it or not, are even playing it
Geekery / May 7, 2008 / John / 0
Well, as most of you will know already, I got a nice shiny MacBook a week or two ago. I haven’t really said much on here because I tend to turn into a dribbling fanatic when talking about macs, and it upsets my PC-bound wife. But I have to talk about Time Machine. I’ve no