* Posts by ReadyPeople

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GOLDENBALLSUP! Beckham website defaced

IT Angle

or Logans Run...

There was Jessica Six and Francis Seven

Shell's London office UNDER WATER and besieged by GIANT EELS


60's architecture, farcical scenario...

must be an 'Eeeling' Comedy

My coat is the damp one with the Ruby developer job spec in the pocket

LHC starts beaming Saturday: Collisions Dec 3


They have already run it at full power...

...It was on April 29th, 2010

IT workers top UK inertia league



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Bloke uses nail clippers to go roundhead


roundheads / cavaliers?

roundheads adopting cavalier attitudes - that could have ended the English Civil War a lot sooner !

RIP Personal Computer World


David Levy's PC - Elan Enterprise?

Does Guy mean the "Enterprise 128"?

My first "proper job" was working at Enterprise systems in tech support. Saw the name change from Samurai, to Elan Enterprise then "Flan Enterprise" ( !) and finally just Enterprise.

Have a couple of Enterprises in my loft along with an Oric Atmos and a whole lot of old PCW magazines too



Sony Rolly dancing MP3 player

IT Angle


I'm in the middle of searching for a Linux Systems Administrator but could not resist a look at this thing in action :


Thanks Sony - that's 5 minutes of my life I'll never get back


ReadyPeople IT Recruitment

Lag log leaks - Home Office contractor loses entire prison population


Oceans 84000?

Perhaps this is just a viral marketing campaign for the latest installment to follow Oceans Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen.

Give it 20 years and there should be enough room to store the prisoners themselves on a memory stick - that should solve the overcrowding problems.

Mines the one with a file, hidden in a cake, hidden in the secret pocket

ReadyPeople - starting up the Essex .NET Developers Group - Interested?

Why is Ruby on Rails so darn slow?


Hence the increased popularity of Django / Python?

Would be keen to know why Ruby-on-Rails is so slow too!

Several of my clients who tried Ruby-on-Rails then abandoned it because of speed and scalabilty. Despite it's other attractions - a big high-traffic website needs something more scalable.

The Python framework Django seems to address these concerns and I have a couple of well-funded dot.com businesses that are using Django for high-profile websites. In fact, due to it's popularity, the main issue is not the technology but finding enough good developers proficient in Django.


Reg Jobs gets a facelift

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@ dervheid - it does...


I put our jobs on here and I can assure you it does include Scotland - but you need to pick it from the list rather than type it in. This also gives you the opportunity to put in a more narrow location (nested under Scotland in the list)

Happy to help if needs be



Vista SP1 downloaders bite back


Survived SP1 Black Screen of death

My Vista PC was mis-behaving anyway, so backed up the important stuff and downloaded the standalone Vista SP1 update. After about an hour I got a black screen with a single filename with explanation marks flickering - thats it! If you do experience this - drop me an email @ gerald@readypeople.eu and I'll tell you how I got around it. However - since this minor embuggerance was fixed, SP1 has been behaving like a stable OS - staving off my inclination to revert to XP!

Happy Easter!