* Posts by Felix Oxley

12 posts • joined 10 Sep 2008

The old New: Windows veteran explains that menu item

Felix Oxley

IT Manager here. I use the New menu frequently. Especially to create a text file in a directory or having navigated to a synced sharepoint site to create a new .doc or .xls.

Wait, what? Citrix Receiver sessions run on crocked crypto!

Felix Oxley

Citrix 4.9 LTSR was actually released around August 2017 (according to a quick web search)

4.9.2 came in March 2018 and apparently 4.9.3 has just dropped this week.

(The release notes for 4.9.3 do not mention any crypto changes)

What a mesh: BT Whole Home Wi-Fi users moan over update

Felix Oxley


I signed up to BT at the start of the year. I had my HomeHub 6 for about 2 days before it received a firmware update ... and the wifi hasn't worked since!

Gartner confirms what we all know: AWS and Microsoft are the cloud leaders, by a fair way

Felix Oxley

OS Share?


does anyone know the figures on which OSes all these cloud servers are running?

Interested because I've seen suggestions about Ubuntu doing really well but it has never been clear to me whther this is just in one small section of the market or acroos the entire market.

Nokia's 3310 revival – what's NEXT? Vote now

Felix Oxley

The Coalition government

Big mistake, Google. Big mistake: Chrome OS to be 'folded into Android'

Felix Oxley

Re: Might be time...

After having Ubuntu installed on the internal SSD on my daughters chrome book, I borrowed it one day and accidentally pressed space after switching it on thereafter leading to hours of unwanted work.

Therefore I suggest you purchase a tiny USB stick (USB3.0 32GB say) and install to that.

Then just press Ctrl L every time you boot safe in the knowledge that if you accidentally press space it won't matter :-)

Sony NEX-5N 16.1Mp APS-C compact system camera

Felix Oxley
IT Angle

ISO Test Images

I am not a photgrapher ...

My interest in a large sensor camera is primarily the better low light capability so that photos at family occasions aren't grainy, blurred or peculiarly yellow.

So when I donwloaded the ISO sample images I was at first confused that they seemed only to show a gradual decrease in quality. After all isn't the point that the bigger senser gives you a higher ISO rating which therefore allows better quality images under low light?

Further contemplation, reveals that the problem is that the ISO 100 image had an exposure time of 1 second and the ISO 25600 just 1/200th of a second, so of course the first image will be of superior quality!

But since the shots are of a static subject reducing the exposure time makes little sense. Wouldn't this test scenario be better suited to photographing a moving target, say a model train moving at speed in front of the camera.

For a static target wouldn't it be better to keep the exposure time the same (0.1 - 0.05 seconds?) whilst increasing the ISO. The images would then display an improvement in quality rather than a reduction!

You may argue that the Register is an IT website not a photographic website, to which I would reply "Then they shouldn't post such excellent camera reviews!"

Nikon 1 V1 interchangeable lens compact camera

Felix Oxley

Sony Nex-5N

Seriously, isn't the Sony Nex-5N with its APS-C sensor a much better camera than this?

I hope somebody can explain the apparent discrepancy of this Nikon apparently being half as good but the same price (or double!).

RIP Personal Computer World

Felix Oxley

So long ...

and give my regards to the chimp.

OpenDNS rolls out Conficker tracking, blocking

Felix Oxley

re: Phorm

Firstly OpenDNS in opt-in, secondly it provides a useful service and thirdly it is open and transparent in what it does.

It also provides a free service wich users may otherwise have to pay for.

Red Hat sprints past ESX on VM running

Felix Oxley

What is it ...

It's an alternative to XEN which is said to be a better way of providing virtualisation capabilities in Linux.

It comes in the form of a Linux kernel loadable module and is simpler than XEN and VMWare because it uses much of the infrastructure of the standard kernel (i.e. memory management etc)

As to whether it is "something new that I don't already have", that depends what distro you are running.

But you can get it in working in kernels from the past year or more.

Ubuntu decided to focus on KVM, followed by Redhat who then bought the company who developed it.

Today is not Hadron Collider Day

Felix Oxley

Good work Lewis

... very useful information that I hadn't gleaned from any other source.

So that explains why the world didn't end this morning. :-)

I hope you will give us a few days warning before the BIG ONE.

Will it help if I put a paper bag on my head?

*Heart because Lewis is so good that I actually signed up to post this comment!


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