* Posts by Richard Conyard

5 posts • joined 8 Oct 2007

BT static IP customers get nothing but static

Richard Conyard
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As one of those affected by this outage I can state that the original fault occurred much earlier (between 5am and 5:15am). This was acknowledged on the BT main status line at 9:45 (before this their last update was at 6:20), although the business broadband team had a default message acknowledging problems unspecified connectivity problems before 9am this morning.

So where did we get 9:51 from - I'd already booked in this fault way before then and it was a generally acknowledged fault.

I did love the general advise to check the status website for further faults, I wish!

Microsoft preps IE 8 for the web-challenged

Richard Conyard

Standards mode breaks sites?

No, IE8 standards mode doesn't break sites - the sites are already broken, standards mode just shows up the incompetence of the site authors and their inability to work to open standards.

King Arthur was English 'propaganda', French claim

Richard Conyard

Arthur English?

I'm glad that the study was so correct as to put Arthur in the Saxon / English camp!

Virgin America tunes up with YSlow

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Sarcastic cheer

Congratulations to Virgin America, it must have been really hard to get an arbitrary A grade in a small piece of software that makes it's own (albeit normally correct), decisions on performance.

However whilst it's nice to see a mention about YSlow, perhaps Gavin Clarke might have wished to ask Ravi Simhambhatla about the > 200 validation errors ( http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.virginamerica.com%2Fva%2Fhome.do%3Fmethod%3DvirginAmerica ), in the front page source code and the accessibility problems that will come from the sites construction; or was this supposed to be as it read as a pure sycophantic PR piece and hope that no one looks to see the poor construction?

UK's future depends on science and technology

Richard Conyard

University research

If Lord Sainsbury wants more firms spun out of university research his first recourse should be to approach the universities to amend their draconian policies on IP developed whilst attending university.

I know of more than a few graduates that have put off developing ideas whilst at university since under the terms of their study they would have been either owned by the university outright, or in majority; this regardless of any university resources used in the development of the IP.


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