* Posts by Boudicca

4 posts • joined 28 Jan 2011

Commodore PET lurches out of its 1970s grave – as a phablet


Picking the Bones

Its funny, Commodore "was" king, but ever since, various rebranders have tried to milk the former fan base cow with trinkets and baubles. I assume no fan falls for this as the brand gets resold or more likely cloned every few years. Its just sad as the nostalgia is for the classic/retro, is hardware and original media with the odd exception of emulated hardware in fpga or new designs for ppc. I wish they would just leave the bones alone and stop trying to rob the grave.

VIC/64/16/+4/128/500/4000/BlizzardPPC1200 and still proud to own them.

Your servers are underwater? Chill out – liquid's cool



Imagine EMC/HP sending their engineer to site, with some Flippers and a snorkel......Jacques Cousteau they are not. EMC/HP Dispatch..calling.....have your emptied the fish tank first before we book the engineer to replace those fault HBA's please, ensure you supply a rubber ring and a life guard just in case.

Sysadmins rebel over GUI-free install for Windows Server 2016


no issue with a cli only server. as long as the ssh cli works. My issue is that Powershell cmdlets are not instantly intuitive and if having to google the right syntax before you execute a complex set of nested wmi queries while you try to find out what the f*ck is going on, if the internet is down and your dns is screwed and your dc is having a fit, The temptation to "Shut-up and reboot" over diagnosing the problem becomes the first action and not the last. The right option will invariably be missed. What will happen with a headerless environment will be sudden rush to buy into system dashboards/sccm and other remote management suites so that the sysadmin is actually a helpdesk operator with finger on the reboot button for 1000000's of boxes in cloud managed future. The Server as an App is just moments away.

With net unplugged, Egypt cracks down on journos


Just heard its Vodafone who pulled the plug

They lost my business today !


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