* Posts by Andy Law

11 publicly visible posts • joined 7 Aug 2006

Microsoft drops 64-bit OneDrive into the pool: Windows on ARM fans need not apply. As usual

Andy Law

Re: Dead on arrival

OneDrive on my Mac regularly kicks up to over 100% CPU usage and makes the fans spin. This week it has steadfastly refused to synchronise anything upwards and I've had to revert to manually uploading files via the web interface to SharePoint.

OneDrive is a crock of sh*te regardless of how many bits it uses to address file and code space.

Microsoft nukes 9 million-strong Necurs botnet after unpicking domain name-generating algorithm

Andy Law

Re: Dead on arrival

> And yet somehow none of my systems have ever been broken into. Yet.

To your knowledge...

Is it a make-up mirror? Is it a tiny frisbee? No, it's the bonkers Cyrcle Phone, with its TWO headphone jacks

Andy Law

Re: Dead on arrival

A cup of tea would be more appropriate, surely?

World's first robot hotel massacres half of its robot staff

Andy Law

Artificial Intelligence is solved....

Dilbert fixed it...

https://dilbert.com/strip/2019-01-07 through to https://dilbert.com/strip/2019-01-12

Of mice and migrations: How a rodent's DNA maps to architectural complexity

Andy Law

Re: More complex than a mouse...?

@Gordon, @John

Wow - if only I'd met you guys earlier in my career. I could have saved so much time.

Andy Law

More complex than a mouse...?


A group of humans built that IT system. I think it might be a while before a similarly-sized group of humans manages to build a complex, multi-cellular organism like a mouse. There's probably one or two lines missing from your mouse network diagram, plus that whole real-time, massively-parallel, multiple-sensor to consider.

Nice analogy, but don't over-sell yourself.

Optical Express 'ruined my life' gripe site lives on

Andy Law

meanwhile, back at the [tenuous] IT angle

...the Ryan Air ruling was wrong IMHO.

More big boxen for boffins

Andy Law

No it wasn't

In this case, the correct usage would be "you and me".

It is "CSIRO to you" and it is "CSIRO to me". Therefore it is "CSIRO to you and me".

Epic fail to you Mr Moss. Please learn English before you try to correct other people's corrections.

UK kids presenter gets online support

Andy Law

Inappropriate support

I would think that all those parents who 'spontaneously put their hands up to state their support for Cerrie?' should be censured for making an inappropriate gesture in the circumstances.

Unless they just put one hand up.

Mines the one with the empty pocket on one side.

Accessing DB2 UDB with PHP

Andy Law

Why not PDO?

If your intention is to introduce PHP, why confuse the issue with the DB2 focus. Regardless of that, why not introduce PDO as a means of accessing databases given that it is (supposed) to give a database independence.

This is frankly uninspiring stuff. Even IBM suggest using PDO (and that in an article dated March 2005 - http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/db2/library/techarticle/dm-0505furlong/)

I suggest that you abandon this series of tutorials and start again with a better idea of what you are trying to achieve and how you are going to do it.