Surely Spam demands an honourable mention! ;-)
24 posts • joined 11 Jul 2007
Neo4j has this great IDE-a: How about we stuff all our graph workspace, database, algorithms and visualisation wizardry in one place?
Rackspace gone dowwwwn?
Our Rackspace hosted server has been having problems with RDP and FTP this morning.
Now our hosted site is not responding to http requests - nor is the rackspace's own website at http://www.rackspace.co.uk/
What is going down? DDOS?
Update: Apparently it is a major BT outsage
PlusNet offer a static IP address for a one-off fee of £5
Been with PlusNet for a couple of years on their fibre option.
I work a lot from home and use a site-to-site VPN with the office.
BT wanted me to go "business class" to get a static IP.
Plusnet were happy to provide me with one for a one-off fee of £5.
Generally pretty happy with the service.
Good experience with Acronis True Image
My experience with Acronis True Image (TI) 2014 is very good. My main PC uses TI to backup daily incrementals and a monthly full backup to a QNAP drive. It only takes 2-3 minutes every morning to to the incremental and I can mount any daily image from anything back to 3-4 months ago when I first set it up. You can set a quota so that it doesn't consume all the NAS drive space (I've set it to 1GB and it is only still consuming 700GB including 3 full images) but I know it will start dropping the full image from several months back once that 1GB quote is reached. It supports bare metal restores too.
I use Windows 8.1 with a 250GB SSD drive. NAS is QNAP 412 with 3x2GB hard disks.
I did have a few giggles reading this!
In many ways printers have come a long way. However most of 'intelligence'(!) is in the drivers now and not the printers themselves.
I still find it crazy how my printer feels the need to go through a Head Cleaning Fit when I switch it in to SCAN some documents! I would laugh, except that I know that each time it does it costs me 3% of each ink cartridge.
I agree with Cliff...
I use the ubiquitus 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 (?) and if DNS fails then pretty much all web/ftp/rdp/name-your-service-here fails unless you are using direct IP addresses or local host file entries.
As big as the Chocolate Factory is (and it IS big) I think the DNS service is so central to what people conceive as the internet working, or otherwise.
Still 2 minutes... bad Google, bad Google!
Actually the code master CD loaders were much faster as they required a special (well, bespoke, nothing complicated) to connect your CD player to your joystick port as this was more accurate than using the ULA's EAR socket.
I think they did miss a trick however of not usilising more than one bit of the 16 available on CD.
Stardock get my seal of approval
I've never been one for installing loads of gimmicky UI-enhancers but I have been using StarDock Fences for at least a couple of years now and was well worth the purchase.
I've not used Win8 in a production environment yet but as a developer I can't imaging TIFKAM being a benefit to me and more likely a hinderence. I suspect if/when I choose move to Win8 StarDock may be a no-brainer for me.
5400rpm is okay
The 7200rpm issue is not a problem IMHO. 5400-5900rpm provides quieter and more reliable (long term) for the same cost. At the end of the day, they are for mass storage, not high performance.
I'm waiting to order 3 x 2TB WD RED for my brand spanking new QNAP TS-412. Not sure if they have hit the UK yet though.
£109 for 2TB - a clear mark-up on the US costs. Maybe related to VAT.
HTML5 vs XHTML2 & what about user agent support
Wow, now we have to decide whether we should build our sites using HTML 5 or it's XHTML cousin. All sounds quite exciting!
I wonder when we will expect to see HTML 5 supported in user agents. I bet the Mozilla crowd get there before Microsoft. There! I have thrown down the gauntlet... :-)