* Posts by Cessquill

18 posts • joined 3 May 2019

Fix five days of server failure with this one weird trick


Re: I'm guessing TSB

Had two accounts with Lloyds before the merger and when they split I'm automatically with TSB, as with a lot of people I guess.

And immediately Lloyds ran a series of adverts saying they'd "been by your side for 250 years".

Not cool, Lloyds. You left me and my overdraft high and dry.

Your McDonald's demo has expired. For full functionality, please purchase a licence or try another fast-food joint


Re: An old boss forbade the use of expiring license keys.

You didn't write WinZip, did you?

Sometimes shining a light on a nuclear problem just makes things worse


Re: Mice too

Same happened on Sun Microsystems early optical mice (with a metal mouse-pad). Took a few days to work out why somebody's mouse crapped out at the same time every day.

Mozilla locks nosy Avast, AVG extensions out of Firefox store amid row over web privacy


Were that it were, but I bent my Wookie.

Hey, I wrote this neat little program for you guys called the IMAC User Notification Tool


I could do with...

...a beverage or too this morning.

That time Windows got blindsided by a ball of plasma, 150 million kilometres away


Yep, Same Here

Had the same problem with a Sun Microsystems mouse back when they required a special metallic mouse mat. Like some kind of Dracula mouse, whenever the sun came out, the mouse died.

Facebook: Remember how we promised we weren’t tracking your location? Psych! Can't believe you fell for that


Funny that - I don't use the app, but sometimes visit via the browser. Noticed this week a slew of "jobs available near you" posts. They were all in Greek and represented roughly where I was a few weeks ago. Even then it was for low-pay work in a 60 or so mile radius.

So on the one hand they're sneaky and selling me without my knowledge. But on the other, they think a 65 mile commute to wash plates in a cafe is logical.

Criminal mastermind signed name as 'Thief' on receipts after buying stuff with stolen card


Re: Register - Fail

I thought it was me being slow. Read it twice and everything.

Turns out it's an Ikea story. Put it together yourself, find out there's bits missing, go to the pub.

Storied veteran Spitfire slapped with chrome paint job takes off on round-the-world jaunt


Re: darn it...

29 November, Berlin according to the flight tracker

Take the bus... to get some new cables: Raspberry Pi 4s are a bit picky about USB-Cs


I've not owned that many Pi's, but have always bought a PSU specifically for it when purchasing. I don't know how flexible the later ones were, but lockup/crashes from the first generation weren't worth not having a dedicated known power supply.

Jodrell Bank goes full UNESCO while Dundee awaits the decomissioners


Re: well of COURSE they would save and protect Jodrell Bank

That and the cockney rhyming slang industry, obviously.

I don't want to find myself explaining to whippersnappers what "having a Jodrell" means twenty years from now.

UK's Openreach admits 50k premises on 'gigabit-capable' FTTP network can't get gigabit speeds


Re: Faster on my mobile..

The tech would need upgrading, obviously, but the fibre in the street would be sound, surely?

Of course it was was ambitious and wouldn't have been as perfect as the article suggests, but it's got to be better than what we have now.


Re: Faster on my mobile..

Back in 1990 it wasn't so hard since work was about to start rolling out a country-wide fibre network. Thatcher decreed it anti-competitive and pulled the plug. Politics aside, we could be so much further on if not for this. Shame really.


Tesla driver killed after smashing into truck had just enabled Autopilot – US crash watchdog


Re: What's the point?

Of course, yes. But Joe Public need to understand that, which may require some rebranding. After all, pedantry < life.

Dedicated techie risks life and limb to locate office conference phone hiding under newspaper


Re: Donkeys

Great line. Is it from anything, or yours?

Another TITSUP* on this lovely Tuesday: Virgin Mobile takes time out to enjoy the sunshine


I lost mobile internet access. From my work desk, with a PC connected to the internet I was able to figure out why.

That's how that works.


When you're with Virgin, you get used to contingency planning.

Plus, desktops and stuff.

A real head-scratcher: Tech support called in because emails 'aren't showing timestamps'


Re: "WTF do you think you're doing?"

Yep. In 2005 I went for a Web Developer job interview at a small company. They told me that staff do not get internet access. And then fired a series of questions asking me to justify why a web developer needs the internet.

Didn't get the job.

Admittedly, the first site I built was in Notepad, and the MD dialled up on his 14.4 modem to publish it for me, but c'mon...


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