* Posts by CalmHandOnTheTiller

12 publicly visible posts • joined 6 Jul 2009

Y2K, Windows NT4 Server and Notes. It's a 1990s Who, Me? special


Re: A production server? I raise you a datacentre!

Obligatory Dilbert - Best use of a Boss in a Crisis


I actually did this to mine once when the SAN was down ... I asked him to stop anyone else from coming in to IT and bothering me, as the phone and email systems were also down so shoulder surfing visitors to the IT dungeon were all slowing me down.

Microsoft pledges Linux boost for Windows Server and Center R2 duo


MS provide CentOS support when running it commercially as a guest on Hyper-V


They helped me set up my CentOS Cluster on top of Hyper-V.

The Register guide to Windows Server 2012: Hyper-V



Hyper-V Server 2012 (it really is FREE) with CentOS VMs in my Dev/Test and also Live environment.

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Righteous Stance Has Survived Scrutiny

I chose to ignore VMware a long time ago and follow the MS VM Path to this point in time and space ...

Glad I did.

How do you copy 60m files?




.XXX to get ICANN nod

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I'm all for a .xxx domain...

I may finally be able to get the three letter domain that I have always wanted for myself that has previoulsy been camped on all the other TLDs.

Then I'm going to use it to write to my MP ... and then call him the fool for effectively blocking me as a constituent if he by default blocak everything and anything to do with the .xxx tld.

Imagine all the things you can do and prove to have sent, to your tax office, your doctor, your PM, your kids teachers etc etc ... that will never get there ... through no fault of your own.

Will DNSSEC kill your internet?




I have used it for years in favour of any home ISP DNS cludgefuck.

Guy Kewney, pioneer, guru, friend - RIP


/me Gutted


Google buys app, removes from app store


6GB GMail inbox ...

You did remember to purchase the 32GB iPhone, didn't you? You then have room for all your mail that you signed away to belong to Google, as well as all the music that belongs to someone else that you never paid for, and all the pr0n that doesn't belong in a device you can secretly take to the toilet...

Mines the one with the iPhone in the pocket, ready to go to the toilet.

Microsoft re-tiles mobile platform for Windows 7 era


Right That's It...

I'm off to get an iPhone after all... I certainly don't want BING as the hard coded, can't get away from it, search engine in my SmartPhone.

Mine's obviously the one that will no longer have a Windows Mobile in the pocket.

CompuServe signs off


Videotron ...

Oh please dear god bring back Videotron... I had that back in the day before it got Mercury'd and then NTL'd and now Virgin'd ... You could dial all your mates in town for free and link through to the real internet for nowt... and yes they culled forests the size of Scandinavia to produce their bills that charged me nothing for al lthe free calls I made within their network.

McAfee false-positive glitch fells PCs worldwide



The Lusers and sysadmins having all the nightmares are the ones running an old engine. So old that it's actually 2 versions too old. That's like compalining when your seatbelt pre-tensioners and airbag fail to work when you've ignored both recall notices saying that they must be replaced or you're going to go through the windscreen when you have an accident.