* Posts by Barry Page

6 publicly visible posts • joined 16 Feb 2015

Hipster horror! Slack has gone TITSUP: Total inability to support user procrastination

Barry Page

Re: I never even noticed

You mean don't used the Slack client so that Chrome can consume 1GB and 10% of the CPU?

4G found on Moon

Barry Page

Guaranteed that the Audi Lunar Rover will be blocking a cycle lane.

Say Hello to my little friend: Nest blasts IoT world with doorbell, home security gear

Barry Page

"Home Automation" devices typically just complicate your life and turn someone into a L1 help desk. That would be me. So I say 'no thanks'.

Android Wear: The bloatware that turned into gloatware

Barry Page

It seems highly likely that the market leader in Smartwatches is Garmin. Their watches have a specific purpose (fitness, activity) with only a nod to 'smart' features (notifications, calendar) and battery life of 2 weeks or more.

Their value outweighs the attention you need to pay them (constant charging) even if you only use a few features.

BT blames 'faulty router' for mega outage. Did they try turning it off and on again?

Barry Page

Apparently they did restart the router, but they didn't wait 30 seconds before turning it on again.

M0n0wall comes tumbling down as dev throws in the trowel

Barry Page

Alas poor m0n0wall, I knew him...

When I used m0n0wall, I was staggered by just how good it was. It has spawned a whole generation of software-based firewalls and routers and shown us what was possible for relatively little configuration effort and skill compared to -- let's say -- a Cisco router.

So long and thanks for all the fish.