* Posts by Repnescasb

8 publicly visible posts • joined 30 Jun 2014

How to avoid getting hoodwinked by a DevOps hustler


Re: If they’re a 'DevOps Expert', they probably aren’t

>You mean, it's a whole bunch of cobblers?

Please keep up. That's what we had before DevOps, who have now successfully transformed the organization by delivering a fully tasked holistic synergized aligned unified super-set of cobblers.

The #visibilitynotviability slack channel is just buzzing with emoji s.

Oh dear. I think I've just been sick in my mouth.

Revamped Cortana finally lands on UK mobe mass market


Re: Usability threshold

I told her to bog off, unfortunately she just told me what it meant rather than doing it.

She didn't seem to impressed when I told her to boil her head either.

Plain refused to calculate PI to a billion places, where's prof Forbin when you need him.

Loyalty card? Really? Why data-slurping store cards need a reboot


Re: This whole article filled with buzzwords

Boo. I had "devops" on bullshit bingo and it never came up :-(

USB-C is now wired for sound, just like Sir Cliff Richard


Re: I'm holding out for USB-D

Would that be the one with doubly? Heavy metal fans won't approve

'Daddy, what's a Blu-ray disc?'


Re: quality..

When I was younger, listening to LPs was an experience, a group of us would rotate around various houses and listen to an album, sometimes because someone had just bought a new one or you wanted to hear more of a band you were getting into and a friend had more of their albums. The cost was significantly higher per LP compared to earnings at the time, so lending / sharing was common.

LPs were more than just the audio on them, art work, sleeve notes, burn marks from not so carefully consumed items were all part of listening. Generally we used to listen from start to finish, too much effort to get up and skip a track, so some songs which probably wouldn't have had more than a single listen would get attention, with people debating the merits, or lack of.

I had a lot more time back then, before work and family, but still remember many a great evening just sharing music with a bunch of similarly enthused people. Although it's been many years since I've played some the the LPs, they're still good fun to get out and just look and recall, especially when a trip with hard earned cash meant at most a weekly trip to HMV.

These days everything is just so freely (or cheaply) available it's become devoid of much of it's value. Remembering where you bought your first MP3, or streamed your first spotify seems somewhat less valuable.

There's also so much more media and activity demanding people's attention, that it seems few people actually would listen to a whole album these days. I ran a studio for a while and working with one band doing an album's worth, rather than a single song or demo, it really struck me that theirs was the first album I'd sat and listened to the whole way through for many years.

Don't get me wrong, I love having effectively unlimited songs on a phone, but whilst convenient and of technical high quality (well, mp3 aside) it's just not the same. Sometimes too much choice is no choice.

Sun? In Blighty? Nah, just build that rooftop data centre, it’ll be fine


The real kicker was the fact that our AV solution was Norton A/V, mandated and password protected so it couldn't be un-installed, despite this being my home machine, but the corporate IT that weekend had dictated that endpoints had to be Symantec AV, to be granted access, who had just taken over Norton. I'd tried to get the trial version of Symantec on my machine to no avail, hence my hunt around the world network to find an access point this policy hadn't been rolled out to.

Next-gen Freeview telly won't be another disruptive 4Ker


Darwin slide has things backwards

Whilst I would agree that the technology of the TV set has progressed since it was first introduced, the quality of the content seems to be going the other way, even chimps would be non plussed by much of what passes as entertainment these days...

HP in 'serious' settlement talks over Autonomy legal bust-up


Re: Another Music In A Different Kitchen.

Ah Buzzcocks, see (hear) also:

What Do I Get ?

Something's gone wrong again.

Why Can't I touch it ?