* Posts by IT_Geek

3 publicly visible posts • joined 26 Apr 2011

Five amazing computers for under £100

IT_Geek
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Psion Series 3

Yes I agree - the 3 had a serial port which could be re-wired to be a DTE rather than a DCE - it was excellent as an emergency Cisco console to save me lugging the 5Kg laptop across Manchester city centre to reload a router.

Cirtas dumps staff and retreats

IT_Geek
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Cloud services

A salutory lesson - there are big clouds and little clouds and some with a silver lining. Unforunately for these guys it was a thunder cloud. The lesson to those looking to the clouds must be to make sure they REALLY understand the risks and don't believe the hype.

HP ProLiant power supplies 'may die when dormant'

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Proliant PSU's and Proliants in general

We have lots of proliants of various flavours and have not have a problem whilst running but it's notable that we recently moved 3 servers between sites and back (easier to do the rebuild over a few days and re-deploy).

We lost 2 out of 6 PSU units and had 3 dead drives as a result. Moral.. don't switch them off unless you're desperate!

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